Monday, April 9, 2007

Cirillo: surgery is likely

Perhaps you've already read the news on, but if not, here you go: Jeff Cirillo said the irritated minscus tear in his left knee is not improving and he will likely have arthroscopic surgery to repair it.

Cirillo said doctors would evaluate him before tonight's game and the final decision would be made after that.

Juan Rincon's neck is still pretty stiff, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. Gardenhire did not yet know if Rincon would be available when he spoke with reporters before the series opener against the Yankees.


Luis Castillo 2B
Nick Punto 3B
Joe Mauer C
Michael Cuddyer RF
Justin Morneau 1B
Torii Hunter CF
Jason Kubel LF
Mike Redmond DH
Jason Bartlett SS
Sidney Ponson P

New York
Johnny Damon CF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jason Giambi DH
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Doug Mientkiewicz 1B
Melky Cabrera LF
Carl Pavano P