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Published April 27, 2011, 07:26 PM

Young, Thome Out for Twins Against Rays

Delmon Young pulled himself out of the lineup against Tampa Bay on Wednesday after being unable to get warmed up on the chilly night and the Minnesota Twins started the game with just one healthy bench player.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delmon Young pulled himself out of the lineup against Tampa Bay on Wednesday after being unable to get warmed up on the chilly night and the Minnesota Twins started the game with just one healthy bench player.

Young was supposed to return from a five-game absence because of a rib injury and a bout of the flu that has been circulating the clubhouse. After warmups, Young told manager Ron Gardenhire he couldn't get loose.

Jim Thome also was unavailable with strained oblique and outfielder Jason Repko was out with a sore quad. That left Gardenhire with backup catcher Steve Holm as the only healthy bench player.

The flu spread to Carl Pavano, who was scheduled to start on Friday at Kansas City. The Twins pushed him back to Sunday.

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