Kevin Slowey has been recalled from AAA Rochester to replace him. Slowey has been pitching very well for the Red Wings since being sent down. He's scheduled to start on Sunday in Cleveland.
Alexi Casilla, on the DL with a hamstring pull, has been running and such, and he is expected to be activated when he is eligible on Friday.
Justin Morneau, on the DL recovering from a wrist injury and a pinched nerve in his neck, is hitting the ball well in his rehab assignment in Rochester and may join the team in Detroit next week.
I was so hoping that we could have a day or two when there was no one on the DL, but alas it is not to be. In fact, the Twins haven't had a day with no one on the DL since Nishioka broke his leg on April 8. And I believe that there hasn't been a day with fewer than two men on the DL since Joe Mauer went down on April 13 (I'm not 100% sure about that second fact, but I'm pretty sure).
DVD Giveaway Update:
Don't forget about my new DVD drawing, this time Game 7 of 1991 World Series. Just tell me your top 5 baseball-themed movies to enter. Three winners to be announced Friday (which is more than I previously stated).
BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES * 1991 WORLD SERIES * GAME 7 * THE MINNESOTA TWINS WIN THIS ALL-TIME FALL CLASSIC FEATURING JACK MORRIS’ 10-INNING SHUTOUT
Many thanks to A&E Home Entertainment and MLB Productions for this great promotion.