OAKLAND, CALIF. -- The Twins optioned infielder Luke Hughes to Class AAA Rochester after today's 7-3 loss and announced that they plan to activate center fielder Denard Span from the disabled list before Tuesday's game in Anaheim, Calif.
Span, who has been out with a concussion since June 6, is playing his final rehab game for Rochester tonight, and assuming all goes well, he'll fly to California on Monday.
The Twins are off Monday before opening a three-game series with the Angels. Here are the pitching matchups:
Tues: Brian Duensing (8-8, 4.35 ERA) vs. Ervin Santana (6-8, 3.47 -- first start since his no-hitter)
Wed: Scott Baker (8-6, 2.86) vs. Joel Pineiro (5-5, 4.91)
Thurs: Francisco Liriano (7-8, 4.67) vs. Tyler Chatwood (6-7, 3.93)