Parmelee Out With Groin Injury.
Boy, talk about crummy timing. Just as Morneau leaves for the WBC, Parmelee hurts his groin and will be out will be out for a bit....
This naturally raises the question about who might go if Pamelee can't, though I would think he would be back in plenty of time (though groin injuries can linger). I would assume that would mean Hicks status in CF is cemented (If it hasn't been already) which means either starting Mastroianni (who is also hurt, I think) and having someone like Clete Thomas or Brandon Boggs on the bench OR bringing Joe Benson north for a little while. That seems a tad aggressive for a guy who was totally lost last year.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Parmelee would be out "a few days here, I'm sure."