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Butera called up, Morneau may land on DL

Twins DH Justin Morneau is back in the Twins Cities today to have his surgically-repaired wrist checked out. If it's bad news, he could end up on the disabled list. In the meantime, cathcer Drew Butera has been called up from Triple A Rochester.
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Twins DH Justin Morneau is back in the Twins Cities today to have his surgically-repaired wrist checked out. If it's bad news, he could end up on the disabled list. In the meantime, Drew Butera has been called up from Triple A Rochester.

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