Turns out, Josh Willingham was nursing a bum left knee, or as the fancy like to say, a medial meniscus tear and bone bruise in his left knee. The Twins placed him on the 15-day DL Tuesday, retroactive to Monday July 1st when he was scratched from the lineup because of said bum knee.
The move and injury will not make it easier for the Twins to market Willingham in any potential trade before the July 31st trading deadline.
To replace Willingham, the Twins recalled center fielder Aaron Hicks. Hicks went 4 for 21 (.190) during his rehab in AAA Rochester.
Cletesanity lives for another day.