By Joe Christensen
The Twins placed Jose Morales on the 60-day disabled list today and purchased the contract of Matt LeCroy, who was in the clubhouse reacquainting himself with old teammates this morning.
Joe Mauer returns to the lineup today, as expected, and Gardy said Alexi Casilla will likely get his next chance in Kansas City. They have been working with Casilla on shortening his swing and hoping that by watching for several days, he can cut down on his mental mistakes.
Twins lineup: Jason Bartlett SS, Jason Kubel LF, Joe Mauer C, Torii Hunter CF, Justin Morneau 1B, Michael Cuddyer RF, Garrett Jones DH, Luis Rodriguez 2B, Nick Punto 3B. Starting pitcher: Johan Santana.
White Sox lineup: Jerry Owens CF, Josh Fields LF, Jim Thome DH, Paul Konerko 1B, A.J. Pierzynski C, Jermaine Dye RF, Alex Cintron 3B, Danny Richar 2B, Juan Uribe SS. Starting pitcher: Jon Garland.
U.S. Cellular Field. Scheduled first pitch: 1:05 p.m.