Twins place Blackburn, not Doumit, on DL

Twins place Blackburn, not Doumit, on DL

Twins place Blackburn, not Doumit, on DL
DETROIT -- After announcing on Wednesday night that catcher Ryan Doumit would be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain, manager Ron Gardenhire said Thursday an MRI revealed only a mild strain and a DL stint wouldn't be necessary.

"He got good news on the MRI last night, and it's a mild strain of the calf," Gardenhire said. "The thoughts are it will be a few days here. He believes if he had to go out there, he could play right now.

"The announcement that he was on the DL was just a little bit early. We kind of got ahead of ourselves. I think I said in a press conference last night, 'Possibility of him going on the DL, but we would wait and see.' But we just got a little ahead of ourselves. It's our mistake."

General manager Terry Ryan said no paperwork was filed and a roster move doesn't have to be finalized until both teams enter their lineup cards. Therefore, there was no issue, other than some confusion.

However, it wasn't all good news for Minnesota, as there still was a move made. After reporting a "stabbing" feeling in his left quad in two straight starts, Nick Blackburn was placed on the 15-day DL with a left quad strain.

Blackburn got pegged for six runs in two innings and was pulled after only 53 pitches on Wednesday. He said he tried to fight through the pain, but his results were obviously affected.

"He needs to go on [the DL], and he needs to get right," Gardenhire said. "And he'll tell you the same thing. He's got to get this thing straightened out, because it was barking at him pretty good last night."

Gardenhire said the right-hander will fly back to Minnesota and meet with the trainer and team doctor to figure out treatment and recovery. Outfielder Ben Revere was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Blackburn's place.