Tolbert (oblique strain) off ALDS roster

Originally Published: October 10, 2009
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have taken third baseman Matt Tolbert off their division series roster due to a strained left oblique muscle.

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Tolbert was injured on a check swing during a second-inning at-bat in Game 2 against the New York Yankees. He remained in the game Friday night and hit what should have been an RBI single with two outs in the fourth inning, but baserunner Carlos Gomez was tagged out before Delmon Young could score.

Brendan Harris, who will start at third base in Game 3, hit for Tolbert in the sixth inning and came through with an RBI triple.

Manager Ron Gardenhire says Tolbert will be replaced on the roster by Brian Buscher, who hit .235 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 61 games this season.

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