Delmon Young to return Friday

By andrewscheibe

Another day off for the Twins comes with some good news. Delmon Young is set to be activated from the disabled list for the weekend series against Toronto. This comes on the heels of another terrible game where it was the bullpen, not the offense, that terrorized the Twins. So a little good news is helpful at this point. Anything positive works for me, because the negativity swirling around the Twins is starting to build and you can sense an air of frustration even from the outside looking in.

Delmon wasn’t hitting when he was healthy, but one can hope he comes back and adds the right-handed thunder this lineup needs so badly. He was hitting .228 with zero home runs and just six runs batted in in 16 games so I think it is safe to say there is a lot of room for improvement. And, really, he can’t get much worse than what has been out in left field in his place. Ben Revere and Rene Tosoni have brought virtually nothing to the table and have looked a bit overmatched in doing so. Young’s return allows one of them to head back to Triple-A and develop some more, hopefully using this brief stint as a nice building block.

I drafted Delmon Young for my fantasy team this spring and I said to the guys in my league that I felt he was going to blow up this season. To that I must say, I was wrong…so far. I am looking for Delmon to come back and add a spark to the lineup. A familiar face could really go a long way for these Twins, since the everyday lineup had started looking pretty darn thin. Hopefully Delmon can add some thump and erase another spot in the linuep that gives away three to four outs a ball game…not that I am mentioning names(Rene Rivera, Drew Butera, Matt Tolbert, Alexi Casilla etc.)

I am going to rally here and say this is the moment the Twins turn it around! It took everything in me to fight off all of my negative emotions to write that last line, but some positivity could go a long way. So here is to the Twins turning around 2011!

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