Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Mauer won't be back Friday

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Joe Mauer is still feeling sore, did very little work today because of that soreness and will not be ready for activation for Friday's game in Oakland.

Luis Castillo was also feeling pretty sore today, so you'll see Nick Punto at second base and Jeff Cirillo at third. Jason Tyner gets DH duties today. Mike Redmond's elbow is fine, and he said he could play this afternoon, but Heintz is stepping in instead.

And now that I've given it all away, here are the lineups ..

Jason Tyner DH
Nick Punto 2B
Michael Cuddyer RF
Justin Morneau 1B
Torii Hunter CF
Jason Kubel LF
Jeff Cirillo 3B
Chris Heintz C
Jason Bartlett SS
Scott Baker P

Darin Erstad CF
Tadahito Ighuchi 2B
Jim Thome DH
Jermaine Dye RF
Paul Konerko 1B
Rob Mackowiak LF
Joe Crede 3B
Alex Cintron SS
Toby Hall C
Jon Garland P