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Updated: May 11th, 2010 2:27pm
Twins place J.J. Hardy on disabled list, recall Matt Tolbert

Twins place J.J. Hardy on disabled list, recall Matt Tolbert

by Tom Pelissero
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J.J. Hardy is headed to the disabled list after all.

The Minnesota Twins placed their starting shortstop on the DL this afternoon, one week after Hardy injured his left wrist while sliding into third base. The move is retroactive to May 5; Hardy's injury officially is being classified as a left wrist contusion.

A day after the injury, Hardy expressed confidence he would return in a day or two. But the wrist remained stiff through the weekend, Hardy didn't sound optimistic on Sunday afternoon and the team reportedly sent him to be examined by a hand specialist today.

The Twins recalled Matt Tolbert from Class-AAA Rochester to take Hardy's place. Tolbert was hitting .232 with nine extra-base hits and five RBIs in 27 games for the Red Wings.

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In this story: J.J. Hardy, Matt Tolbert