Turn in Events

AlexAnalyst IJuly 30, 2008

I had planned to talk about last night's game, but the results on Alexi Casilla's MRI forced me to change it up a bit. As you know if you've read the latest article, yesterday the Twins removed Adam Everett from the 40-man roster and gave him 72 hours to accept a spot with the Rochester Red Wings.

Late last night they were forced to call him back after Casilla was placed on the disabled list with a torn tendon in his right thumb. Casilla was placed on the 15-day disabled list, but according to early reports he could miss the rest of the season depending on how bad the injury is. He'll talk to more doctors today to see what his options are. If he does have surgery, his return could be along the line of Matt Tolbert who has been out since May.

As for Everett, he is expected to be back in uniform for tonight's game. I still don't like the move despite the injury. Matt Macri would be a much better option in my opinion. Plus, Everett being back will almost certainly mean Gardenhire will slot him in the lineup night after night.

For the Twins, hopefully this means some kind of activity before the deadline on Thursday afternoon. A bat is needed much more than it was a day ago, because it's certain that Everett will not do what Casilla had done since his call up.