KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ryan Pressly isn’t at Kauffman Stadium yet, but he was going to take part in a doubleheader today, no matter what. But instead of being in the Rochester bullpen for the Red Wings’ Class AAA doubleheader at Lehigh Valley, he’ll be here, rejoining the team that send him out about two days ago.

    As soon as he arrives from the airport, and pulls on one of the Independence Day uniforms that MLB teams are wearing this weekend, he’ll be available to pitch, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Molitor is concerned about his bullpen holding up under the constant workload they’ve handled lately, which is why Alan Busenitz was optioned back to Rochester after pitching 2 2/3 innings last night.

    Molitor’s concern is mostly related to tonight’s game, when rookie Jorge Felix will make his major league debut. For this afternoon’s game, it’s the Royals who are using a first-timer: Luke Farrell, son of Red Sox manager John Farrell, will face Minnesota’s Jose Berrios. The Red Sox manager is expected to be in the crowd today to watch his son’s debut.

    Here are the lineups for today’s first game of the doubleheader:



Dozier 2B

Grossman LF

Mauer 1B

Sano 3B

Kepler RF

Vargas DH

Gimenez C

Polanco SS

Buxton CF


Berrios RHP




Merrifield RF

Torres 2B

Cain CF

Hosmer 1B

Perez C

Moustakas 3B

Moss DH

Escobar SS

Gordon LF


Farrell RHP

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