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07/19/08 7:21 PM ET
Disabled list still a possibility for Punto
Still no timetable for Cuddyer to begin baseball activities
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- There wasn't much change in regards to the finger injuries of either Twins infielder Nick Punto or outfielder Michael Cuddyer on Saturday. Punto received a cortisone shot in the knuckle of his sore left ring finger on Thursday night. The finger was feeling a little better the day after the shot, but Punto still was having trouble getting his left hand in a glove. Manager Ron Gardenhire said that the team will wait to see if there is more progress for Punto on Sunday. If that's not the case, a roster move likely could take place before the start of the series in New York on Monday and Punto could be placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 11. "We'll just see how the shot does," Gardenhire said. "If it doesn't take hold by tomorrow, then we'll probably know a lot more [about which way to go]." Cuddyer's strained left index finger felt a little less sore when he got to the ballpark, but there is still no timetable for him to start baseball activities. Gardenhire said that Cuddyer, who has been on the DL since June 30, is able to play catch -- when another person is actually catching the ball for the outfielder.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.