Twins pile on to White Sox's woes

July, 7, 2011
7/07/11
11:22
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- If there is any tension in the Minnesota Twins clubhouse Thursday as they head into a four-game series at U.S. Cellular Field eight games behind Cleveland for fourth place in the AL Central, you wouldn't know it as manager Ron Gardenhire summons his trainer for the latest injury report.

"Since we have so many people on the DL, we decided to let the trainers do it," says Gardy with a playful smirk. "It's just a lot easier that way. If I call it a sprain, they call it a supernatural twist and then somebody gets mad."

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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