MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -The Minnesota Twins placed starting left fielder Rondell White and backup corner infielder Jeff Cirillo on the 15-day disabled list after Monday's game against the New York Yankees.
Cirillo's injury, a medial meniscus cartilage tear in his left knee, is more serious and will likely require arthroscopic surgery this week that should keep him out for about a month. He was Minnesota's designated hitter for the season opener, but he complained during that game of soreness that persisted despite a cortisone shot the next day. Cirillo's DL date is retroactive to Sunday.
White got hurt in Chicago while skipping out of the dugout during warmups before Saturday's game against the White Sox. His DL date is retroactive to Wednesday.
``Maybe it could be better in four or five days, but right now we need bodies,'' White said.
The oft-injured 13-year veteran, coming off a rough season, was especially disappointed after feeling as healthy and strong this spring as he has in some time.
``It came out of the blue,'' he said.
Infielder Alexi Casilla and outfielder Josh Rabe were brought up from Triple-A Rochester to take their places on the roster. Rabe was added to the 40-man roster and will start Tuesday against the Yankees.

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