Nick Blackburn will have season-ending surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Nick Blackburn will have his knee examined Wednesday.
Nick Blackburn has been promoted to Triple-A.
Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Wednesday that Nick Blackburn (arm) will make his first minor league rehab start Saturday with the team's Gulf Coast League affiliate.
Nick Blackburn (arm) will throw in a simulated game Monday.
Nick Blackburn (arm) has resumed playing catch.
Twins reassigned RHPs Nick Blackburn, Lester Oliveros, Alex Meyer, Bryan Augenstein and Esmerling Vasquez to minor league camp.
Nick Blackburn is expected to be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right forearm last week.
Nick Blackburn underwent arthroscopic surgery on October 25 to remove a bone chip from his right elbow.
Twins general manager Terry Ryan said the team is "going on without" Nick Blackburn and it's "up to him to get back in our good graces."
Twins sent RHP Nick Blackburn outright to Triple-A Rochester.
The Twins are considering optioning Nick Blackburn to Triple-A Rochester or sending him to the bullpen.
Nick Blackburn was hit hard in Saturday’s loss to the Rays, allowing four runs on 11 hits over six innings.
Nick Blackburn allowed four runs on nine hits in five innings Sunday, taking the loss in Minnesota's 6-4 setback in Boston.