Tuesday, April 3, 2007

One down, 161 to go

The rotation in Chicago this weekend will go Carlos Silva, Sidney Ponson and Johan Santana. That gives Santana an extra day's rest, something manager Ron Gardenhire said the ace needs after sitting through long offensive innings on Monday.

Jeff Cirillo is nursing a sore left knee. He's still available to pinch hit if necessary, but will receive a cortisone injection to help heal an injury he said flares up once in awhile.

Check out tomorrow's notebook for more on both those subjects and much, much more. Here are your lineups ... enjoy the game.

Luis Castillo 2B
Nick Punto 3B
Joe Mauer C
Michael Cuddyer RF
Justin Morneau 3
Torii Hunter CF
Rondell White LF
Jason Kubel DH
Jason Bartlett SS
Boof Bonser P

Brian Roberts 2B
Melvin Mora 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Miguel Tejada SS
Aubrey Huff 1B
Jay Gibbons LF
Kevin Millar DH
Corey Patterson CF
Alberto Castillo C
Daniel Cabrera P