Posted at 8:36 AM on June 5, 2006
by David Zingler
SEATTLE – Twins ace Johan Santana will miss 6-8 weeks after a freak accident that occurred during his weekly manicure. Thus far, Santana and the Twins remain mum on the details of this embarrassing incident.
“Johan hates getting his nails done on the road,” a teammate explained. “He decided to put off the pedicure until we got back from the road trip, but just couldn’t tolerate his unkempt fingernails any longer. Torii (Hunter) recommended a place that he uses (in Seattle), but unfortunately it didn’t work out for Johan.”
Manager Ron Gardenhire was less diplomatic, “Next thing you know these guys will come in with painted nails,” the old school skipper complained. “Things like this make me wonder if I am getting too old for this.”
Team doctors expect a full recovery, but the injury comes at a crucial time for the Twins as they struggle to remain on the fringe of contention. “It’s definitely a major blow,” Gardenhire said of the former Cy Young winner’s injury. “We’ll need everybody to step it up.” The manager added that banished starter Kyle Lohse is an option to replace Santana in the rotation.
are you kiddin' me? I can't believe this!
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