Everett to have sore shoulder examined

Everett to have sore shoulder examined

DETROIT -- Adam Everett's sore right shoulder has become enough of a concern that the Twins' shortstop will have it evaluated by team doctors when the club returns home on Wednesday.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire sat Everett in Tuesday's game against the Tigers, starting Matt Tolbert in his place.

Everett missed two games this past weekend to rest the shoulder, and Gardenhire said then that the shortstop's arm strength wasn't at its normal level.

Concern grew after a throw Everett made during the Tigers' six-run, eighth inning rally on Monday night. With a runner on second base, Miguel Cabrera hit a ground ball to Everett that appeared to be an easy out. Everett drew an error on the play, however, when he one-hopped the throw to first baseman Justin Morneau and Cabrera was ruled safe.

"He says he could get by, and he really wants to play bad and all those things, but we have to be able to throw the ball better than that," Gardenhire said. "I feel like I have to give our doctors a chance to check him out. Let's see what's going on here, and at least [we'll] know if it's something that can be taken care of -- a procedure, or just in time [if] it's going to get stronger. I would like to know myself. That was painful to watch when you see him make a throw like that."

Everett said he first felt the soreness during the team's off-day in Chicago on Tuesday. The shortstop said he's never had any problems with his shoulder previously.

"That's why it's a little scary for me," Everett said. "Not scary, but that's why I brought it to the attention that yeah, it's a little sore. It's something that I'm not used to dealing with.

"But hopefully it's nothing. Hopefully it'll be nothing, and we can do what we're doing and move on."

Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.