Archive for Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Radke could start for Twins this week

September 26, 2006

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— Twins right-hander Brad Radke, who has a torn labrum and a stress fracture in his throwing shoulder, might be able to make a start for Minnesota this week.

Radke did light bullpen work Monday and felt better than he did in his last session, manager Ron Gardenhire said. If the 33-year-old, who plans to retire after the season, isn't hurting when he reports to the Metrodome for today's game, the Twins likely will start him in the next couple of days.

If that goes well, Radke could have a spot in the rotation in a first-round playoff series.

After All-Star and Cy Young Award favorite Johan Santana, the Twins are unsettled. Rookies Boof Bonser and Matt Garza and Carlos Silva are the others who could start in the playoffs.

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