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Miguel Sano injures his hamstring, gets called “soft”

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The Twins placed outfielder Miguel Sano on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Sano suffered the injury Tuesday while running to beat out a potential double play, allowing a run to score.

Nice hustle, right? “Nah,” says a member of the Minnesota media. Sano is soft:

I have never seen anything like the Minnesota media and its fixation on the idea that a person getting injured means that they’re soft. Recently Phil Hughes was called soft by a Twin Cities columnist for having a sore shoulder, as if a sore shoulder is somehow meaningless for a pitcher. Joe Mauer has been lambasted by the local media for years for having a DANG BRAIN INJURY THAT CAUSED BLURRED VISION. Now Sano strains his hamstring running hard to first base and he’s “soft.” What in the hell do they put in the water in Minnesota that makes so many keyboard jockeys the Arbiter of All That Is Manly and Tough? Morons, basically. Or else maybe they all have medical degrees and they’re just being coy about it. That has to be it.

Anyway, Sano said after the game that he expects to return from the disabled list as soon as his 15 days are up, which is totally what a soft pansy would say, the wimp. Max Kepler has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester to provide outfield depth.

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”