Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Joel Zumaya will get an MRI on his elbow Sunday morning, according the the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Zumaya is returning from a fractured elbow sustained last season. This injury is unrelated, and the concern is ligament damage.
"Obviously he felt something that was discomforting so he came off, which was right,'' Minnesota general manager Terry Ryan said, according to the report. "We've had this happen down here before. We've had people walk off the mound because they were hurt. I'm glad he came off there, we'll get it addressed tomorrow and see what the results of that MRI are. It would be a little less concerning if we didn't have the history with him, which he's experienced in his career." Zumaya, 27, has endured injury problems throughout his career with the Detroit Tigers, failing to throw more than 38 innings since 2006.