Twins to be without Morrison versus Rays

Logan Morrison won’t be in the lineup Friday when the Minnesota Twins continue a four-game series with Tampa Bay at Target Field.
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Minnesota placed its designated hitter on the disabled list Thursday after he was diagnosed with an impingement in his left hip, an issue Morrison said he’s been dealing with for a few days but isn’t expected to be serious.

With the All-Star break coming up, Morrison, who spent the last two seasons with Tampa Bay, would miss a minimum of six games and would be eligible to return July 22.

Right-hander Jake Odorizzi (4-6, 4.28 ERA) gets the start D.J. Humphries Jersey Friday and will face his former team for the first time. He was traded by the Rays to the Twins during the off-season. Odorizzi is trying to finish the first half on a high note and has a 1.06 ERA over his last three outings. That stretch had brought his name into the mix as the trade deadline approaches but after winning seven of Womens Brendan Gaunce Jersey their last eight games, the Twins (42-49) are brushing off the notion of a fire sale.

It’s a tough spot to be in for (the front office), Odorizzi said. I don’t really envy it. We just have to take care of our business and let them do their thing. I like the way we’re going right now. You can start to see that confidence come out from everybody. We’re playing the right way.

Tepper said there will be no impediment in employees feeling comfortable in taking any concerns up the ladder on the business side of the organization, and that he wants to create an environment where everybody feels safe like a family.

Richardson announced in December that he intended the sell the team, following reports of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. The NFL substantiated the claims against Richardson after a six-month investigation and fined him $2.75 million.

Listen, whatever was, was. This is now, Tepper said Tuesday. This is going to be an open place. So there are not going to be non-disclosure agreements no matter what in this new place. That was then, this is now.