Twins lose setup man for season because of elbow ligament tear

Updated: May 10, 2008, 1:10 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pat Neshek was bracing for bad news about his right elbow, and that's what he got.

The Minnesota Twins placed their right-handed setup man on the 15-day disabled list Friday, after an MRI exam revealed an acute partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in the sidearmer's elbow.

Neshek will not be allowed to throw for a minimum of three months, which means the injury has effectively ended his season. But he said he won't need surgery.

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