Lewis Thorpe will start for the Twins tonight against Texas (6:40 p.m., BSN-Plus) at Target Field. He was activated Wednesday and beleaguered reliever Brandon Waddell was sent to the St. Paul Saints.

Thorpe has already pitched in two games (one start) and has given up three hits in five innings.

Waddell has pitched in the past two games against the Rangers, giving up six runs and five hits in one inning. He took the loss Tuesday night.

Reusse had some thoughts on the paths of Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, who was activated when Alex Kirilloff went on the 10-day injured list.

Lefthander Hyeon-Jong Yang (0-0, 2.08) pitches for the Rangers.


Isiah Kiner-Falefa, SS

Nick Solak, 2B

Nate Lowe, 1B

Adolis Garcia, LF

Joey Gallo, RF

Andy Ibáñez, DH

Charlie Culberson, 3B

Jose Trevino, C

Eli White, CF


Byron Buxton, CF

Josh Donaldson, 3B

Nelson Cruz, DH

Kyle Garlick, LF

Mitch Garver, C

Jorge Polanco, 2B

Max Kepler, RF

Miguel Sanó, 1B

Andrelton Simmons, SS