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Santana to have finger checked on Tuesday

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Ervin Santana will return to Minnesota to be checked out by the Twins' doctors as he continues his rehab from middle finger surgery on his throwing hand.

Santana, who was seventh in the American League Cy Young Award voting last year, had calcium deposits in his right middle finger removed in early February. The right-hander will meet with team doctors on Tuesday before returning to Fort Myers to continue his rehab.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Ervin Santana will return to Minnesota to be checked out by the Twins' doctors as he continues his rehab from middle finger surgery on his throwing hand.

Santana, who was seventh in the American League Cy Young Award voting last year, had calcium deposits in his right middle finger removed in early February. The right-hander will meet with team doctors on Tuesday before returning to Fort Myers to continue his rehab.

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Santana began playing light catch last week and now appears likely set for a return in May. He went 16-8 with a 3.28 ERA and tied AL Cy Young Award-winner Corey Kluber for the Major League lead with five complete games and three shutouts.

Brian Hall is a contributor to MLB.com based in Minneapolis who covered the Twins on Saturday.

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