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Parmelee may return to lineup this weekend

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chris Parmelee was held out of the starting lineup for a fifth straight game on Friday but said he's recovered from his groin injury, sustained while running for a ball in the outfield on Sunday.

Parmelee felt good enough to serve as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Royals and came through with a single in the eighth inning.

He said the groin injury is now behind him and that he feels good enough to be back in the starting lineup this weekend.

"I'm 100 percent right now," Parmelee said. "It's as good as it's going to feel. So I took a couple days and got it back to where it should be."

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MIN Full Game Coverage NEAPOLIS -- Chris Parmelee was held out of the starting lineup for a fifth straight game on Friday but said he's recovered from his groin injury, sustained while running for a ball in the outfield on Sunday.

Parmelee felt good enough to serve as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Royals and came through with a single in the eighth inning.

He said the groin injury is now behind him and that he feels good enough to be back in the starting lineup this weekend.

"I'm 100 percent right now," Parmelee said. "It's as good as it's going to feel. So I took a couple days and got it back to where it should be."

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