MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Morneau, Ben Revere and Nick Blackburn of the Minnesota Twins all had surgeries on Friday to clean up some nagging injuries that were bothering them as the season came to a close.
General manager Bill Smith says all three are expected to be ready for the start of spring training in February. Smith made the announcement late Friday night and said all three procedures were part of their end-of-season physicals.
Morneau had surgery to stabilize the tendon in the back of his left wrist. Smith says Morneau will be in a cast for six weeks as he recovers.
Blackburn had surgery after being diagnosed with radial tunnel syndrome in his right forearm. His arm will be in a splint for six weeks.
Revere had loose cartilage removed from his left knee.