Minnesota Twins Pitcher Joe Nathan will be spending the 2010 inaugural Target Field Twins Season on the bench. The Twins Pitcher will undergo elbow surgery on Friday after a tear that the Twins PR team is calling "severe" kept Nathan from pitching to the best of his ability. Joe Nathan will be out of commission for the rest of the season. Typically the surgery Joe Nathan will be having takes a full 12 month recovery period. But a confident Joe Nathan told reporters that he was positive he would be back for the Minnesota Twins Home Opener 2011.
With Joe Nathan gone, the question is left.. Who will be pitching into Joe Mauer's glove? For starters the Minnesota Twins have come to an agreement with lefty Ron Mahay. Ron Mahay will be a relief pitcher for the Twins, the lefty has had 13 years of experience in the major leagues pitching for 8 different teams... the experience and confidence on the field may be the best thing Ron Mahay brings to the table.
Also in the Bullpen Mix for the Minnesota Twins will be Scott Baker, Nick Blackburn,Clay Condrey, Jesse Crain and Francisco Liriano with lots of options when it comes to pitchers on the 40 man active roster, the Minnesota Twins will have some tough decisions to make before the Twins Home Opener at Target Field.
Get Well Soon Joe!