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Twins Place Denard Span on DL; Likely to Recall Matt Carson

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 26: Denard Span #2 of the Minnesota Twins runs down the fly ball by Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers on August 26, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 26: Denard Span #2 of the Minnesota Twins runs down the fly ball by Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers on August 26, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Denard Span on the fifteen-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, reports Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

For their corresponding roster move, the Twins are expected to recall outfielder Matt Carson.

Span last appeared for the Twins Monday night in their game against the Seattle Mariners. After sitting out a contest, an MRI taken Wednesday showed the center fielder’s shoulder to be sprained. Minnesota initially listed him as day-to-day, but they’ve now decided to shut him down for at least two weeks.

After turning in his best month of the season in July, in which he hit .361/.411/.433, Span has struggled in August, .220/.270/.339. On the season, the 28-year-old has hit .286/.349/.393 with thirty-two doubles, three triples, three home runs and fourteen stolen bases in twenty chances.

Carson has appeared in five games for the Twins this season, collecting eight hits in twenty-one at-bats. The 30-year-old has hit .282/.347/.457 with twenty-eight doubles and fourteen home runs with Minnesota’s Triple-A affiliate this year.