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Updated: April 20th, 2010 11:29pm
Neshek to test finger on Wednesday

Neshek to test finger on Wednesday

by Phil Mackey
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Pat Neshek, who hasn't pitched since April 14 because of a strained middle finger on his pitching hand, expects to play catch on Wednesday.

Neshek says the finger is, "a lot better" since being given a cortisone shot on Sunday.

"The doctors said [to] wait 72 hours [from the time of the shot]," Neshek said, "and so 72 hours was about 1:00 [p.m.]. It was a little achy still. Then the doctor came in at like 6:00 and said, ‘oh, you're good to throw now.'"

If Neshek is still experiencing soreness after his throwing session Wednesday, expect the Twins to make a roster move.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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