Wednesday, April 25, 2007

White suffers setback; Wild join BP

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Rondell White felt his calf pop while running in the outfield this afternoon. He doesn't know yet if that means White reinjured his calf or not.

Jeff Cirillo ran the bases today and Gardenhire said the infielder wouldn't necessarily need a rehab stint before rejoining the team. Luis Castillo continues to improve but Gardenhire had no timetable for his return.

The four bottles of champagne that have caused Torii Hunter so much trouble were returned today. Hunter ran by Gardenhire while the manager was talking to reporters and said, "Gardy, the champagne's back. Want to drink it tonight?"

Gardenhire responded, "Sure, invite (Royals DH Mike) Sweeney."

Five members of the Minnesota Wild -- Mark Parrish, Wes Walz, Nick Schultz, Wyatt Smith and Stephane Veilleux -- joined the Twins for batting practice today at the Metrodome. Bloomington native Parrish hit a home run to left field and Walz displayed decent skills taking grounders at second and short.

With that, lineups.

Alexi Casilla 2B
Nick Punto 3B
Joe Mauer C
Michael Cuddyer RF
Justin Morneau 1B
Torii Hunter CF
Mike Redmond DH
Jason Kubel LF
Jason Bartlett SS
Sidney Ponson P

Kansas City
David DeJesus CF
Esteban German 2B
Mark Teahen RF
Mike Sweeney DH
Ross Gload 1B
Emil Brown LF
Alex Gordon 3B
Jason LaRue C
Tony Pena, Jr. SS
Odalis Perez P