Torii Hunter is getting a day off. In the resulting roster shakeup, Eddie Rosario has landed in the No. 2 hole in tonight's lineup.
After hitting the first pitch of his career for a home run, Rosario struggled some. But he has bounced back lately to hit .362 over his last 17 games.
``He's been good,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ``A lot of good at bats, making adjustments on the fly. For a young guy to do some of the things in-game that he has been doing, I think that has been pretty good.''
Kennys Vargas is back in the lineup after his walk-off home run yesterday, and Molitor hopes that Vargas will get on a roll.
``I hope some of the weight has been lifted off of him,'' Molitor said.
The Twins were going to announce yesterday that they had released Jordan Schafer, but it was lost in the madness after the dramatic win.
Molitor said with the outfielders they have recently called up, there was a logjam at the position. And he likes how Shane Robinson can be the fourth outfielder.
``There wasn't a lot of space,'' he said. ``It became a bad fit.''
Oswaldo Arcia is trying to hit his way back to the majors, and Aaron Hicks should return from the disabled list in a week or so.
Molitor really wanted to get Eduardo Escobar back in the lineup after a couple days on the bench. But he starts him in left tonight so Eduardo Nunez can stay at short and maintain his routine.
Dexter Fowler, CF
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Kris Bryant, 3B
Miguel Montero, C
Starlin Castro, SS
Chris Coghlan, LF
Chris Denofia, RF
Kyle Schwarber, DH
Addison Russell, 2B
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
Brian Dozier, 2B
Eddie Rosario, RF
Joe Mauer, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Kurt Suzuki, C
Kennys Vargas, DH
Eduardo Escobar, LF
Byron Buxton, CF
Phil Hughes, RHP