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Denard Span Injury: Twins Outfielder Day-To-Day, According To Manager

Denard Span took a rather ugly spill in Sunday night's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and, though he finished the inning, he was replaced for the rest of the game by Darin Mastroianni. The injury apparently wasn't too bad, however, as Span is being considered day-to-day.

X-rays didn't reveal anything out of the ordinary, luckily, leading Twins manager Ron Gardenhire to give a better-than-expected diagnosis to the media following Sunday night's loss.

Precautionary X-rays were negative, but manager Ron Gardenhire said Span "is pretty sore in his collar bone/shoulder area."

"We'll just call him day to day," Gardenhire said.

Span is hitting .287 in 421 at bats this season as he's driven in 34 RBIs. If he's unable to play Monday night against the Detroit Tigers, it'd make sense for Mastroianni to replace him in the lineup.

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