Monday, August 18, 2008

Alexi Casilla to Join Snappers for Rehab Stint

Beloit Snappers Press Release

Minnesota Twins' second baseman Alexi Casilla will be in uniform for the Snappers on Monday as they take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Casilla will join the Snappers for a short rehab assignment that could land him back with the big league club as early as Wednesday.

Alexi has been on the 15-day DL since July 29th with a torn ligament in his right thumb. The second baseman originally thought he was done for the year after injuring his thumb against the Chicago White Sox.

In 62 games this season, Alexi is hitting .313 with 15 doubles, four homers and 39 RBIs. Casilla is slugging .424 with just 25 strikeouts in 243 at-bats.

Along with Casilla joining the squad, the Snappers have placed infielder Paul Kelly back on the disabled list with a knee injury.

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