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Twins-Red Sox: The last fake game before 162 real ones

  • Blog Post by: La Velle E. Neal III
  • March 30, 2013 - 1:05 PM

Sorry this is late. Had to do some minor repairs to the Star Tribune headquarters, then got caught in traffic.

But I arrived in time for Terry Ryan's pre-game chat. Here are some updates:

JUSTIN MORNEAU (lower back tightness): Went over to the minor league side and got four at-bats. Everything went well. All systems go for Opening Day.

COLE DE VRIES (forearm stiffness): He feels much better today and is on track to start for the Twins on Saturday.

LIAM HENDRIKS (busied hand): Will pitch in a minor league game on Sunday and is on track to start for the Twins on Friday.

SAMUEL DEDUNO (left groin strain): Feels much better, but has not been penciled in for a bullpen session yet.

ANTHONY SWARZAK (ribs) and SCOTT DIAMOND (elbow): Both will pitch in a minor league game on Tuesday. Swarzak eligible to come off the disabled list on Apr. 6.

Twins

1. Aaron Hicks, CF
2. Joe Mauer, C
3. Josh Willingham, LF
4. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
5. Chris Parmelee, DH
6. Wilkin Ramirez, RF
7. Dan Rohlfing, 1B
8. Brian Dozier, 2B
9. Pedro Florimon, SS

Pitching: Mike Pelfrey, RHP

Red Sox

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Shane Victorino, RF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. Mike Napoli, 1B
5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
6. Salty, C
7. Jonny Gomes, LF
8. Daniel Nava, DH
9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Pitching: Felix Doubront

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