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Continued: Back strain puts Pelfrey on the DL

“He’s not as young as he used to be,” Gardenhire said of the 32-year-old Morneau. “He is never going to say, ‘I can’t play.’ ”

Combined with the scheduled off day Monday, Gardenhire said he hopes Morneau is refreshed in time for the two-game series against Miami that begins Tuesday.

Ramirez setback

Outfielder Wilkin Ramirez, while on a minor league rehabilitation assignment at Class A Fort Myers, came down with concussion symptoms after diving for a ball and was removed from the game.

“They will re-evaluate him and check him out,” assistant general manager Rob Antony said.

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• Class AA New Britain righthander Trevor May was named Twins minor league player of the week after tossing 7⅔ scoreless innings Tuesday. In 14 starts, May is 6-3 with a 3.56 ERA for the Rock Cats. He had a 1.80 ERA over his past three starts before taking a 4-3 loss Sunday against Akron.

• Aaron Hicks will join Rochester on Monday to start his rehabilitation assignment, but he’s not scheduled to play until Tuesday, at Indianapolis.

• Actor Kevin Costner, in Cleveland filming a movie, worked out with the Indians before the game.

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  • Twins starter Mike Pelfrey strained his back and went on the 15-day disabled list.

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