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Doumit expected to come off concussion DL on time

CHICAGO -- The Twins still expect catcher Ryan Doumit to be able to come off the seven-day disabled list from his concussion when he's eligible to do so next week, consistent with what they said when he was placed on the DL.

He was placed on the DL on Friday, retroactive to Thursday, after leaving Wednesday's game against the Royals with concussion-like symptoms. He said he initially sustained the injury last Sunday against the Astros.

"He'll get re-examined by our doctors when we get home to determine if he's ready to do baseball activities," assistant general manager Rob Antony said before Sunday's series finale against the White Sox. "He hasn't done any of that stuff. But he watched the game in here yesterday and just came back from a long walk, and everything he's done, he hasn't had any side effects."

Doumit, 32, is hitting .244 with nine homers and 44 RBIs in 99 games for the Twins this season. Chris Herrmann and Joe Mauer have handled the catching duties this weekend in Chicago.

"I don't think he really felt he needed to go on [the DL], but he also didn't know he had a concussion," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "So we'll just have to wait until the time's up and then we'll see where he's at. He'll do the impact test and they'll tell me."

Joey Nowak is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak.
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