Thursday, June 28, 2007

Garza recalled, will pitch in 'pen

The Twins called up RHP Matt Garza from Class AAA Rochester. Garza will start one of the team's double headers next Friday in Chicago but otherwise will pitch from the bullpen.

To make room on the roster Minnesota sent catcher Chris Heintz back to Rochester.

Morneau in the lineup

Justin Morneau took batting practice on the field before today's game and decided he's ready to go. He's in the fifth slot as the designated hitter.

Morneau said his chest muscles are still sore, but not enough for it to bother him. Doctors told him his injury can't get any worse by DHing. Ron Gardenhire said Morneau will likely DH all of the Detroit series.

Luis Castillo came to the park feeling a little sore, normal for the second baseman on a day game after a night game, so he's out of the lineup today.

With that ...

Jason Tyner RF
Jason Bartlett SS
Joe Mauer C
Michael Cuddyer 1B
Justin Morneau DH
Torii Hunter 8
Jason Kubel LF
Luis Rodriguez 3B
Nick Punto 2B
Carlos Silva P

Blue Jays
Alex Rios RF
Howie Clark 3B
Vernon Wells CF
Matt Stairs 1B
Frank Thomas DH
Aaron Hill 2B
Adam Lind LF
Jason Phillips C
John McDonald SS
A.J. Burnett P