When considering Sam Bradford's injury history, the Vikings' backup QB situation and Teddy Bridgewater's continued recovery, it's not inconceivable that Bridgewater ends up playing at some point in 2017. We discussed that idea and more on this week's Access Vikings podcast. Find it at iTunes, startribune.com.
Newly acquired pitcher Jaime Garcia is scheduled to make his Twins debut against Oakland, but you'll have to stay up late again to watch it (9:05 p.m., FSN).
"Rick Spielman is smart on this one. If Bridgewater is not ready and stays on the PUP list they get an extra year having him on the roster to determine if he can effectively play in the NFL again. If Sam Bradford has a great year and can stay healthy, which as I recall has been a BIG IF over the past, then he gets a big contract."
"Huggarh" commenting on startribune.com.
"Sources: #Twins will consider moving Ervin Santana — and even the recently acquired Jaime Garcia — if team's recent struggles continue."
— Jon Morosi of MLB Network.