Twins place Joey Gallo on IL with hamstring strain

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota slugger Joey Gallo was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain before the Twins' 4-2 loss to Cleveland on Saturday night.

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Friday that Gallo has been dealing with the injury for “a little while now.” The team recalled outfielder Kyle Garlick from Triple-A St. Paul.

Gallo is batting .188 with 11 homers and 23 RBIs in 46 games this season. He leads the Twins in home runs and OPS (.799).

It's the second time on the injured list for Gallo this season after he missed 10 games in April with an intercostal strain.

Garlick, in his third stint with the Twins this season, is hitting .235 with two homers and four RBIs in eight games.

Outfielder Byron Buxton and shortstop Carlos Correa are also out of the starting lineup for the second straight game. Buxton has sore ribs after being hit by a pitch on Thursday, and Correa is dealing with plantar fasciitis.

Baldelli was not expected to be with the team for Saturday's game after he said he spent time at the hospital in the morning and has diverticulitis. But he arrived late and managed the club.

“I’m not moving around too good right now, to be honest with you,” Baldelli said. “I wasn’t sure if I was going to be here. But if I could walk, I was going to make it to the ballpark today.”


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Updated June 3, 2023