PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Paul Molitor saw Logan Morrison in the trainer’s room this morning, and the Twins’ new DH assured him that the soreness in his strained right gluteal muscle has improved.
That’s good news for the Twins, though Molitor remains cautious. If the Twins’ trainers clear Morrison to return, the manager said he will likely leave him out of the lineup for an extra day, which has always been Molitor’s informal policy.
Meanwhile, Phil Hughes and Stephen Gonsalves both threw simulated games at Twins’ camp, working on sharpening their pitches. In Hughes’ case, the Twins want him to throw sliders and changeups in order to better incorporate them into his normal repertoire. Molitor said he hadn’t received a report yet, but he expects both to throw in Grapefruit League games the next time out.
Here at Charlotte Sports Park, the Twins have several regulars in their lineup as they return from a day off. Here are the lineups to today’s game:
Berrios RHP, followed by Duffey, HIldenberger, Kinley, Rogers, Jaye