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Updated: April 12th, 2014 1:18pm
Michael Tonkin gets second stint in the bigs as Willingham hits DL

Michael Tonkin gets second stint in the bigs as Willingham hits DL

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by Derek Wetmore

Josh Willingham is the latest outfielder to spend several days on the bench before hitting the disabled list. 

The Twins made it official Saturday, as soon as reliever Michael Tonkin arrived in the home clubhouse: Josh Willingham (left wrist contusion) will go on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7.

He was hit in the hand/wrist area Sunday in Cleveland and was replaced in the game. He hasn't played since. 

Oswaldo Arcia had a similar scenario play out. The team appeared to think he was close to playing, before sitting out several more days and then going on the DL.

Tonkin will take Willingham's spot on the roster. It's his second stint in the Majors this season. He briefly took the place of Brian Duensing, when Duensing took a paternity leave. 

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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