Mar 12, 2013 at 6:50 am
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Twins minor league pitcher Deolis Guerra has been moved to intensive care at a Florida hospital because of a blood clot in his pitching shoulder.
The team says Guerra was feeling some numbness in the shoulder area while in Puerto Rico recently for the Venezuelan World Baseball Classic. Guerra was hospitalized after he returned to Twins camp last week and had tests that revealed the blood clot.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the condition is ``a serious thing that they have to monitor'' closely. Guerra is hospitalized at HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla.
On the field Monday night, Evan Longoria had a pair of run-scoring doubles and a Luke Scott hit his first home run of the spring for the Tamp Bay Rays, who squandered a ninth-inning lead Monday night and lost to the Minnesota Twins 6-4 in 10 innings.
Ray Olmedo had an RBI triple in the 10th and Clete Thomas doubled and scored the go-ahead run for Minnesota. Twins designated hitter Oswaldo Arcia had two hits with two runs scored while batting fourth.
Arcia, Minnesota's minor league player of the year, was playing only his second spring training game as he works his way back from a pulled intercostal muscle.
Vance Worley gave up two earned runs on five hits in four innings for Minnesota. An offseason acquisition from Philadelphia, Worley walked one and struck out two.