Pair of Twins undergo surgery

Updated: January 29, 2010, 5:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins backup catcher Jose Morales will be out until mid-March following surgery on his injured right wrist. Starting second baseman Nick Punto won't need as much time for his recovery.

General manager Bill Smith confirmed Friday that Morales had surgery on Thursday. He says Morales will be ready for the regular season. His contributions will be more critical to supplement AL MVP Joe Mauer, now that veteran Mike Redmond is with Cleveland.

Punto was scheduled ...

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