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Nick Blackburn Expected To Make 2 Rehab Starts In Triple-A

In somewhat of a surprising move a little over a week ago, the Minnesota Twins announced that they would be sending Nick Blackburn to the disabled list with a quad injury that seemed to pop up out of nowhere instead of the knowingly injured Ryan Doumit. The news came a day after Blackburn gave up five straight singles and six runs to the Tigers over a mere two innings of work.

According to Rhett Bollinger, Blackburn is ready to come back, but will make a couple rehab starts before rejoining the team:

Blackburn has been extremely ineffective this season, allowing 31 earned runs in 33-plus innings of work and striking out 19 opposite 13 walks.

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