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Jon Rauch May Miss ALDS

The big reliever had fluid drained from his knee yesterday, after pitching through the problems for awhile.

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The news puts a dent in the Twins’ middle-relief plans for the postseason, as Rauch had been considered one of the six locks for the playoff bullpen. Kevin Slowey or Scott Baker may now have to assume Rauch’s role, at least temporarily.

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