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Video Vault: Joel Zumaya breaks elbow, 2010

Now that he's officially a Minnesota Twin, second-guessers are wondering why Terry Ryan brought in the often-injured Joel Zumaya, last seen here breaking his elbow at Target Field in June of 2010.
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