MLB: Twins pitcher with blood clot moved to intensive care

Starter Deolis Guerra fired six innings of shutout ball and picked up the win in the Miracle's 3-0 victory against the Tampa Yankees on Friday at Hammond Stadium. Guerra (4-4) allowed five hits and fanned one.

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Starter Deolis Guerra fired six innings of shutout ball and picked up the win in the Miracle's 3-0 victory against the Tampa Yankees on Friday at Hammond Stadium. Guerra (4-4) allowed five hits and fanned one.

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins minor league pitcher Deolis Guerra has been moved to intensive care at a Lee County hospital because of a blood clot in his pitching shoulder.

The team says Guerra was feeling some numbness in the shoulder area while in Puerto Rico recently for the Venezuelan World Baseball Classic. Guerra was hospitalized after he returned to Twins camp last week and had tests that revealed the blood clot.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the condition is "a serious thing that they have to monitor" closely. Guerra is hospitalized at HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers.

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