Josh Willingham 16 | Left Field

Minnesota Twins

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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Willingham (hand) won't travel with the team on their upcoming road trip, Brandon Warne of TwinkieTown reports. Impact: This means that April 25, when the Twins return home to face the Tigers, will be Willingham's first chance to get back on the field, although that's far from a certainty. In the meantime the Twins will continue to give the corner outfielder at-bats to the likes of Chris Colabello and Jason Kubel.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Willingham (hand) had a CT scan that revealed a small fracture in the pisiform bone in his hand, but the Twins are hopeful that he won't need more than the 15-day minimum on the disabled list, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports. Impact: Even with the seemingly encouraging news, the Twins are going to have Willingham visit a specialist to ensure that the injury won't be a long-term problem.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: The Minnesota Twins expect to put left fielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Impact: Willingham has been out since he was hit in the left wrist by a pitch Sunday in Cleveland. The move would be retroactive to Monday, and the Twins plan to fill his roster spot with right-hander Michael Tonkin. Assistant general manager Rob Antony says Willingham took batting practice before Friday night's game against Kansas City and still felt pain when he swung hard. Antony added that Willingham might be sent for another MRI exam Saturday. (STATS, 8:46pm)
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Willingham (wrist) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: Willingham was looking increasingly likely to land on the DL with each passing day he didn't play for the Twins, and it appears the team finally reached the point where it couldn't have him eating up an active roster spot. He'll likely have an MRI on Saturday to offer a clearer assessment on the health of his wrist. Look for Jason Kubel to be the greatest beneficiary of Willingham's absence.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Willingham (wrist) is not in the lineup Friday against the Royals, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Impact: Willingham has taken cuts the last few days -- and he may have even gotten in a few Friday -- but it appears he is still too sore to play. The Twins are trying to avoid placing him on the disabled list, but he will have already been out five days following Friday's game, so that remains an option if he does not return over the weekend.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Willingham (wrist) is expected to take batting practice Friday and remains hopeful that he can avoid a stint on the DL,'s Dick Kaegel reports. Impact: Willingham was able to take swings in a batting cage Wednesday and Thursday and will test the sore wrist during batting practice Friday. If all goes well, he could return to the lineup this weekend, but even the slightest setback could set up him up with a backdated stint on the DL.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Willingham (hand) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's, according to FSN's Tyler Mason. Impact: Willingham was able to take some swings Wednesday, but it appears he is still too sore to play. He will miss his third straight game Thursday, but he remains day-to-day for the time being.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Willingham (hand) hit in the batting cage Wednesday, after which Twins assistant GM Rob Antony stated that the outfielder is "headed in the right direction," Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports. Impact: Although Willingham's left hand is feeling better, he has yet to progress to taking part in batting practice, leaving him with an uncertain return date. In his place Wednesday versus the Athletics, Jason Kubel will cover left field and bat fifth in the order.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Willingham (hand) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics,'s Rhett Bollinger reports. He did not taking batting practice and hasn't swung a bat since he was hit in the hand by a pitch Sunday. Impact: Although Willingham is not expected to land on the DL after taking a pitch to the hand Sunday, he could still miss a few days while he waits for the soreness to dissipate. Trevor Plouffe will hit out of the three-hole with Willingham out.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Willingham (hand) shouldn't require a trip to the disabled list, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: Willingham is not in Monday's lineup after taking a pitch to the hand on Sunday, but X-rays have confirmed that there are no broken bones in his hand, so he should be ready to go moving forward. Once the contusion clears up and he can swing a bat without feeling any effects, Willingham will once again become a fixture in the Twins' lineup, and this will likely happen over the next few days.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Willingham is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Athletics. Impact: Willingham took a pitch off his hand in Sunday's contest which took him out of the game, and although X-rays came back negative, he'll sit Monday. Chris Colabello will take his spot in right field and bat cleanup.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Willingham's X-rays on his left hand came back negative and he is considered day-to-day,'s Rhett Bollinger reports. Impact: Willingham left Sunday's game after being hit in the hand with a pitch, but it sounds like he avoided anything serious here, as the X-rays didn't show any broken bones. He likely won't miss more than a game or two, at the most.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Willingham was removed from Sunday's game after getting hit by a pitch in the hand,'s Rhett Bollinger reports. Impact: Willingham was replaced in left field by Jason Bartlett and is currently being evaluated by the team's medical staff. An update on his status will likely be provided following Sunday's game.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Willingham was 2 for 3 and scored two runs in Thursday's win over the White Sox. Impact: Willingham has reached base six times in 13 plate appearances through the first three games, a good sign from a player with a career .360 on-base percentage.(STATS, 1:43pm)
Josh Willingham
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 228  Age: 35
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 2/17/1979, Florence, Alabama
College: Northern Alabama
Debut: 2004
Salary: $7,000,000
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Hairline fracture, left wrist)