Twins righthander Adrian Salcedo took a batted ball off his face in the first inning of his Monday start for high Class A Fort Myers, but fortunately, the damage doesn’t appear too serious.
The Twins confirmed that Salcedo was taken to the emergency room and given a CT scan which revealed a nasal fracture, but he didn’t show any signs of a concussion. The 21-year-old has remained with the team, and he’ll be reevaluated when Fort Myers returns from its current road trip on Friday. It's likely he'll miss his next scheduled start, though the team won't know a definitive answer until Friday.
Salcedo, who signed with the Twins out of the Dominican Republic in 2007, went 6-6, 2.93 with low Class A Beloit last season. The Twins’ No. 16 prospect entering this year, he’s 0-1, 5.82 with Fort Myers after Monday’s abbreviated outing.