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Twins Recall OF Matt Carson

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have recalled outfielder Matt Carson from Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins made the move on Friday, one day after putting center fielder Denard Span on the disabled list with a sprained right collarbone. Span was first injured on Aug. 12 and missed 14 of the next 17 games. When the injury still had not improved enough for him to feel comfortable playing on the Thursday, the Twins decided to put him on the disabled list even though rosters are expanding on Saturday.

Carson is making his second appearance with the Twins this season. He hit .321 in five games earlier in August. At Triple-A, Carson hit .282 with 14 homers and 53 RBIs in 115 games.

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