John Gant leaves Monday's Yankees-Twins game in first inning due to injury


Minnesota Twins starter John Gant left Monday’s game against the Yankees with two outs in the first inning due to some sort of injury.

Gant got two outs before walking Aaron Judge on four pitches, at which point the Twins’ training staff and manager Rocco Baldelli came to the mound. Gant shook his head as Baldelli spoke with him, and then was patted on the head as he handed the ball to the skipper and walked off with trainer Michael Salazar.

Luke Farrell, son of former Red Sox manager John Farrell, came on to replace Gant, and got Giancarlo Stanton to ground into a 5-4 force out to end the inning.

Not ideal timing ever, but especially for the Twins, who will play a doubleheader on Tuesday and now have to piece together at least 7 1/3 innings from their bullpen on Monday.

This is a developing story.

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