Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco, between them, are making about $35 million this season. That’s been a lot of money sitting on the disabled list. But on Tuesday, with both on rehab assignments, that will represent a good chunk of the Twins’ payroll in Cedar Rapids.
In fact, we would venture to guess that even if Phil Hughes (Tuesday’s starting pitcher, $8 million), Josh Willingham ($7 million), Glen Perkins ($4.025 million), Kurt Suzuki ($2.75 million) and Trevor Plouffe ($2.35 million) play for the Twins at Target Field on Tuesday, there will be more of their money on the field in Iowa.
Almost forgot: Former Vikings QB Brett Favre, who also played for Green Bay, will have his number retired in 2015, the Packers announced.
Johnny Football: Browns QB Johnny Manziel spent all of Monday’s practice working with the first-team offense, per cleveland.com.