Rocco Baldelli doesn't sound very happy with Joe Ryan for hiding groin injury

Joe Ryan was placed on the 15-day IL with a groin strain he'd been dealing with for a month, something Rocco Baldelli had no idea about.
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If the World Series was based on a team's ablity to find new and creative ways to shoot itself in the foot, the Minnesota Twins would be uncontested frontrunners.

All season long the Twins have mastered the art of being talented enough to convince people they should be competitive while doing nothing at all to back that notion up. This despite the fact that superstars like Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa are on the roster, and the pitching staff has managed to be respectable for the first time in what feels like forever.

Minnesota has squandered a pitching staff that sent two starters to the All-Star Game by having an anemic offense that is capable of scoring 16 runs one night while struggling to score three over a five game stretch. It's confusing, confoudning, and frustrating Twins fans everywhere.

Things took another weird twist on Thursday, when starter Joe Ryan was placed on the 15-day IL with a left groin strain. The move came less than 24 hours after he was shelled into another dimension by the St. Louis Cardinals and comes amid a stretch in which the starter allowed 16 home runs in just seven games.

As if that wasn't bad enough, things got even weirder after the move was made.

Twins manager calls out Joe Ryan after hiding groin injury for a month

According to Twins beat writer Dan Hayes, Ryan apparently felt his groin pull while stretching prior to a game against the Atlanta Braves. If you're thinking to yourself 'wait, the Braves series?' that's because yes, Ryan pulled his groin over a month ago.

But wait, there's more.

Not only did Ryan pull his groin back in late-June, he didn't tell anyone about it until August. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli confirmed this when talking to the media after the announcement that Ryan would be heading to the IL.

You can't make this stuff up.

The Twins have been a tough hang all season long, constantly underperforming and finding new ways to disappoint fans. Joe Ryan keeping an injury to himself until after he does a worse job against hitters than a Tee Ball stand is a new low.

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