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Updated: May 30th, 2013 4:42pm
Twins place Trevor Plouffe on DL again, this time with calf strain

Twins place Trevor Plouffe on DL again, this time with calf strain

by Brandon Warne
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain on Thursday and recalled Chris Colabello, who was sent down on Wednesday to clear the way for what was supposed to be Plouffe's return.

The Twins anticipated Colabello arriving prior to Thursday's series finale against Milwaukee.

Plouffe injured the calf in pregame warmups on Wednesday and was scratched from the lineup just hours after he was reinstated from the seven-day concussion disabled list.

He could not be placed on the disabled list retroactive to his previous injury in Atlanta despite having not appeared in a game. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the club confirmed the situation with Major League Baseball multiple times before making the decision.

So, the Twins could only make the move retroactive to Wednesday, meaning Plouffe is out for two weeks.

Colabello returns to the Twins just a day after being sent to Triple-A Rochester, where he had hit .358/.417/.659 with 12 home runs in 199 plate appearances. Colabello did not appear in a game with Rochester after being sent down.

Brandon Warne covers the Minnesota Twins for 1500ESPN.com. He has also contributed as a baseball analyst for Fangraphs.com and BaseballProspectus.com
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In this story: Ron Gardenhire, Trevor Plouffe
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