By Joe Christensen
CHICAGO — Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey felt some stiffness in his strained right biceps today, when he played catch for the first time since leaving last Thursday’s start with the injury.
Slowey, who noted the improvement he’s made, will try playing catch again Wednesday in hopes of having a bullpen session Thursday. If he feels any lingering effects in the biceps, he will not have the bullpen session Thursday, and the Twins will be looking for a new starter Sunday.
Francisco Liriano would be on regular rest Sunday after pitching for Class AAA Rochester on Tuesday in Norfolk, Va.
“The one thing we know is Frankie is right on line for [Sunday],” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He’s right on line with Slowey, if we choose to go that way.”