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Monday, April 6, 2009
Twins' Redmond hurts groin

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins catcher Mike Redmond survived the bat shard that hit him in the shoulder, near the neck. Redmond hurt his groin muscle running out a groundball, however, causing his team concern.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said after Minnesota's 6-1 loss to Seattle that Redmond would be re-evaluated Tuesday.

"We'll have to wait and see what the doctors say," Gardenhire said. "That's not a good thing."

With All-Star Joe Mauer already out because of inflammation in his lower back, any injury to the Redmond would be costly. Jose Morales, who has four career major league at-bats, is the other backup.

The 37-year-old Redmond was hit by the broken bat in the fifth, but he stayed in the game and led off the bottom of the inning with a double for the Twins' only extra-base hit.

"That's Redmond for you," teammate Denard Span. "He's a tough guy."