CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Liam Hendriks #62 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of their game on September 25, 2011 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Liam Hendriks: Twins Pitcher Out Of Hospital, Return Date Unclear

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Liam Hendriks was released from the hospital on Monday after an ugly bout with food poisoning. The pitcher missed his scheduled start on Monday, but there's currently no timetable for when he'll be able to return.

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Liam Hendriks Out Of Hospital After Food Poisoning

Minnesota Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks was released from a Baltimore hospital Monday after a bout with food poisoning, according to MLB.com.

Hendriks, who missed a scheduled start Sunday, is now back in Minneapolis.

According to MLB.com, the Twins don't know when Hendriks, a right-hander, will be able to rejoin the rotation. Anthony Swarzak replaced Hendriks on Sunday, allowing just one run through five innings. Swarzak is tentatively schedule to start again on Thurday against the Angels.

MLB.com quoted Hendriks saying,

"I'm going to come to the field [Tuesday] and do some running and see how I recover. I didn't lose any weight, which is a plus. It should take a few days, so we'll see how it goes."

Hendriks said he was not sure what made him sick.

The Twins have started the season 0-4, dropping their home opener 1-5 on Monday.

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Liam Hendriks Out Sunday With Food Poisoning, Anthony Swarzak To Start Against Orioles

The Minnesota Twins are gearing up for the second of three meetings with the Baltimore Orioles, having lost the first outing 4-2 to start their season on Friday. Tommy Hunter will be on the mound for the Twins, with Francisco Liriano the counter for Baltimore. But that's not the most interesting matchup this series, and for the Twins, "interesting" could have a negative connotation. ESPN Twin Cities is reporting that Liam Hendriks will not be the starter for Sunday's game, as he's been struck with food poisoning.

In his place, Anthony Swarzak will be making the start. Hendriks had claimed the spot in the starting rotation with Jason Marquis out of action for two weeks and Scott Baker going through some injury troubles, but this is a definite setback for his immediate future in the rotation. He was looking forward to playing and making a name for himself to earn more time in the role.

Hendriks was admitted to a hospital on Saturday and should be released on Sunday, but will not be in action. Swarzak, a righty, went 2-0 with a 2.93 earned run average during spring training. He's 6-12 with a 5.36 ERA in 23 career starts, but by all accounts, he looks better now than he has in a long time. He'll be up against Jason Hammel for Baltimore.

For more on the Minnesota Twins, check out Twinkie Town. You can also head over to SB Nation's main MLB hub at Baseball Nation.

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