Sam Fuld returns after concussion checkup, resumes baseball activities
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MINNEAPOLIS - Sam Fuld was back in the Twin Cities on Thursday after flying to Pittsburgh to see a concussion specialist.
He worked out on the field Thursday and said he was encouraged by the checkup. Assistant GM Rob Antony said before Thursday's game the Twins got encouraging word from Dr. Micky Collins, a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh who performed the checkup.
Fuld said he has had several symptom-free days in a row and has resumed baseball activities like running and throwing. He will not travel with the team to New York, and he said doctors were hesitant to put a timetable on his return because of the nature of the injury.
Fuld said he doesn't know when he could be activated from the disabled list, but finally things are starting to look up after nearly three weeks of uncertainty recovering from his concussion. Fuld has been on the disabled list since May 8.
--Aaron Hicks was scratched from the lineup Wednesday with lower back spasms. He pinch-ran in Thursday's game for Oswaldo Arcia in the ninth inning.