Nunez says he's available as Twins try to avoid sweep

  • Blog Post by: Phil Miller
  • June 18, 2014 - 11:56 AM

    BOSTON -- Eduardo Nunez ran from first to third base a handful of times this morning, and while he said he's OK to play again, it sure didn't look like he was moving at top speed. But he apparently will escape a trip to the disabled list, though I'd be surprised if Ron Gardenhire was comfortable with putting him in the lineup for another couple of days.

    Gardenhire shook up his lineup for the series finale in Fenway Park, in part to give some of the reserves some playing time and in part in hopes of producing a run or two. Pedro Florimon gets his first start since May 7, and Danny Santana is back in the outfield. The Twins have scored just one run in Fenway during this series, and things get no easier today against John Lackey.

    Here are the lineups for the 12:35 CT start:



Santana CF

Dozier 2B

Mauer 1B

Willingham LF

Morales DH

Parmelee RF

Escobar 3B

Fryer C

Florimon SS


Gibson RHP




Holt RF

Bogaerts 3B

Pedroia 2B

Ortiz DH

Napoli 1B

Nava LF

Pierzynski C

Drew SS

Bradley CF


Lackey RHP

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