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Associated Press, Published May 22 2013

Twins' Plouffe has concussion, on 7-day DL

ATLANTA — The Minnesota Twins have placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion after he was struck in the head by Dan Uggla's shin while breaking up an attempted double play.

Plouffe was injured in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

He remained down for a few minutes before walking slowly to the dugout, holding his head. During an examination for concussion-related symptoms, Plouffe showed sensitivity to light.

The Twins will wait a couple of days before giving him a concussion impact test. In the meantime, Minnesota has purchased the contract of Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester and will start him in right field for Wednesday's series finale against the Braves. Eduardo Escobar is starting at third base.


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