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Rondell White


The Twins placed White on the 15-day disabled list after Thursday night's game due to a strained left hamstring. White last played in the field on July 30, and he has been used only as a designated hitter or pinch-hitter since. He did some running Thursday afternoon, manager Ron Gardenhire said, but he still felt tightness in the muscle.


After coming in as a pinch-hitter in the Minnesota Twins' game on Monday, White returned to the lineup on Wednesday. He was 1-for-3 with a double.


White hit two homers and finished with three hits in the Twins' 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Wednesday.


White was placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 18, by Minnesota on Friday. The Twins then activated fellow outfielder Shannon Stewart from the DL. White has soreness in his shoulder after undergoing surgery last August. He was hitting .182 with 15 RBIs in 54 games this season.


White has signed with the Minnesota Twins, agreeing to a one-year, $3.25 million contract. Also included are performance incentives and an option for 2007 that could make the deal worth up to $8.5 million over the next two seasons. In 97 games with the Detroit Tigers last year, the 33-year-old outfielder batted .313 with 12 home runs and 53 RBIs.


On the disabled list since August 15 with a dislocated left shoulder, White learned Wednesday that he has suffered a torn rotator cuff, which will necessitate season-ending surgery.


White dislocated his left shoulder diving for a ball in Detroit's Sunday doubleheader against Kansas City. The Tigers' left fielder will have an MRI exam on the shoulder Monday, but regardless of the results, the injury was serious enough to land White on the disabled list. That move was made Monday, and the Tigers recalled outfield prospect Curtis Granderson from Triple-A Toledo.


White has been nursing a sore right shoulder that kept him out of the Detroit lineup on Wednesday and limited him to DH duty on Thursday. It's uncertain if White will be ready to play in left field Friday, when the Tigers host the Yankees at Comerica Park in the opener of a weekend series.


White returned to action Wednesday after missing two games with a tender left shoulder, and he went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a Detroit victory to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. The Tigers' left fielder is a .379 hitter during his 17-game run, with four doubles, two triples and eight RBI.


White is in the midst of a 16-game hitting streak, but he has missed Detroit's last two contests with a tender left shoulder. He had slammed the shoulder into the outfield fence at Camden Yards making a catch. The ailment is considered minor, and it's possible that the 33-year-old outfielder will be ready to go on Wednesday, when the Tigers host Texas. White is a .309 hitter this season, with four homers and 22 RBI in 42 games.


After singling in Detroit's 4-2 loss to New York on Wednesday, White had a 13-game hitting streak in which he's batted .380 (19-for-50). The Tigers' outfielder has four doubles, two triples and seven RBI during his 13-game run.