Injuries & Moves: Larnach back; Stashak to IL

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Keep track of the Twins’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

May 22: OF Trevor Larnach activated; RHP placed on 15-day IL (right shoulder impingement)
Larnach rejoined the Twins in Kansas City for Sunday's series finale after missing 13 games with a right adductor strain. Stashak, who holds a 3.86 ERA through 11 appearances this season, was placed on the injured list as a corresponding move.

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day IL

RHP (right shoulder impingement)
Expected return:
TBD
Stashak, who finished Saturday's game against the Royals, has been grinding through some "light shoulder soreness," according to manager Rocco Baldelli.

"We're going to treat him and see if we can get him right," Baldelli said. "There's a reason why we were staying away from him a little bit the last week." -- Robert Falkoff (Last updated: May 22)

RHP Josh Winder (right shoulder impingement)
Expected return: TBD 
Winder was placed on the 15-day injured list on May 21 so that he could deal with what manager Rocco Baldelli said was "minor shoulder soreness." Baldelli added that Winder might have been able to continue pitching through the soreness, but the Twins went the safe route. "We're getting ahead of this," Baldelli said. "We've seen what a really good version of him looks like, and we want to get back to that." -- Robert Falkoff (Last updated: May 21)

LHP Danny Coulombe (left hip impingement)
Expected return: Late May
Coulombe said on May 11 that he'd been dealing with issues in the hip since Opening Day, but had been able to pitch through it until he tweaked it during his second inning of work against the Astros on May 10. He received a cortisone injection in the area and hopes that it won't sideline him for an extended period.

"It's the first time I've been on the IL in my career," Coulombe said. "It's really frustrating. I'm proud of myself -- to be available, it's the most important thing as a relief pitcher." -- Do-Hyoung Park (Last updated: May 11)

60-day IL

1B Miguel Sanó (left knee meniscus)
Expected return: July
Sanó underwent surgery to repair meniscus damage in his left knee as expected on May 5, according to acting manager Jayce Tingler, and was transferred to the 60-day IL on May 14. There is no exact timetable for his recovery, but Sanó is expected to return before the end of the season. He injured the knee during an on-field celebration following the team's walk-off win in Detroit on April 26.

“His timeline, even originally, I think, was going to be close to that – especially the getting back [part]," manager Rocco Baldelli said. "He’s going to need at-bats, as well, when he’s completely healthy. So, he’s going to need to go play, [and] I wouldn’t say for a short period of time." -- Do-Hyoung Park (Last updated: May 14)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Possibly September
Maeda joined the Twins in St. Petersburg on April 29 for the weekend series against the Rays after driving up from the Twins' Minor League complex in Fort Myers, Fla., where he's been conducting his rehab and buildup following his Tommy John surgery last Sept. 1. He said he's now throwing from 90 feet with some intensity and hopes to throw a bullpen session sometime in June.

"Every week's a little progress in terms of intensity and distance," Maeda said. "So far, I've been feeling great. It's nice to be able to put some life on the ball and be able to throw on a line."

The inclusion of an internal brace to the elbow, a newer development to the surgery, has the potential to cut Maeda's recovery time down to 9-12 months, though he's still not sure if he'll make it back to a big league mound this season.

"Instead of having a certain month or a certain day to be back throwing, it's just nice to be able to come back on the mound in a healthy condition," Maeda said. "I'd rather be healthy and be on the mound instead of feeling unhealthy and rushing myself to the mound. That's the way I think about the whole process." -- Do-Hyoung Park (Last updated: April 29)

RHP Jorge Alcala (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return: Mid-June
Alcala was transferred from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list on April 23. It’s the latest setback for Alcala, who was expected to be a key part of the Twins’ bullpen in 2022. Alcala has not appeared since an April 10 outing against the Mariners and he was shut down from throwing on April 21 after he “still felt something that didn't feel right,” manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Baldelli said on April 23 that there have not been any major changes in Alcala’s condition, but that the move to the 60-day IL more accurately fits his timeline.

“When you hear 60-day IL, you end up thinking a lot of things,” Baldelli said. “There’s nothing really to focus on right now with him except that his timeline was going to take him out into next month and then potentially maybe a tick beyond. It was just something that made sense. He was pretty disappointed hearing that news, but I think it’s the appropriate play.” -- Paul Hodowanic (Last updated: April 23)

RHP Jhon Romero (right biceps tendinitis)
Expected return: TBD
The Twins did not have an update as to Romero's condition, following his April 23 placement on the 15-day IL, but they moved the 27-year-old right-hander to the 60-day IL on May 11 to make room on the 40-man roster for right-hander Yennier Cano.

RHP (right middle finger strain)
Expected return:
June
Though Dobnak was throwing when camp started, the 27-year-old right-hander was shut down and landed back on the 60-day IL due to a continuation of the persistent right middle finger strain -- injuries to the pulley tendons in the finger -- that limited him to 50 2/3 innings last season and did not resolve over the course of the offseason. -- Do-Hyoung Park (Last updated: March 21)