Delmon Young goes on disabled list

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins put Delmon Young on disabled list on Wednesday night with a strained left oblique that caused him to pull himself from the lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Young has missed the past six games with that injury and a bout with the flu that has been circulating the clubhouse. He was scheduled to return to the lineup on Wednesday night but took himself out after warmups because he couldn't get loose on a chilly night at Target Field.

"We gave him every opportunity to get better and it didn't work out," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.

The move is retroactive to April 19.

Jim Thome was also unavailable with a strained oblique and outfielder Jason Repko was out with a sore quad. That left Gardenhire with backup catcher Steve Holm as the only healthy bench player.

The flu spread to Carl Pavano, who was scheduled to start on Friday at Kansas City. The Twins pushed him back to Sunday.

The Twins called up Rene Tosoni from Triple-A Rochester to take Young's place.