Mauer back in the lineup again; Baker, Everett pass tests

Posted on April 30th, 2008 – 9:55 AM
By Joe Christensen

Joe Mauer is catching a day game after a night game, as Twins manager Ron Gardenhire seems to be taking advantage of the team’s two off days this week to go with the same lineup as Tuesday for today’s series finale against the White Sox.

Update: Adam Everett (strained right shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list in time for Friday’s game after a successful fielding session this morning. Everett said his shoulder felt the best it’s felt in a long time, and I saw him make several strong throws across the diamond.

The Twins will likely announce the roster move after the game. The guess here is that Brian Buscher will be sent back to Class AAA Rochester to make room for Everett.

Scott Baker felt good in a bullpen session this morning, so he is on track to make Saturday’s start against the Tigers.

Francisco Liriano is pitching for Rochester as I write this. Track his progress here.

Postgame update: The Twins did indeed activate Everett and send Buscher to Rochester.

White Sox (14-12)

1. Nick Swisher, 1B

2. Orlando Cabrera, SS

3. Jim Thome, DH

4. Jermaine Dye, RF

5. Carlos Quentin, LF

6. Joe Crede, 3B

7. Brian Anderson, CF

8. Juan Uribe, 2B

9. Toby Hall, C

Starting pitcher: RH Nick Masset

Twins (12-14)

1. Carlos Gomez, CF

2. Brendan Harris, 2B

3. Joe Mauer, C

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Michael Cuddyer, RF

6. Jason Kubel, DH

7. Delmon Young, LF

8. Mike Lamb, 3B

9. Nick Punto, SS

Starting pitcher: RH Nick Blackburn

Metrodome. First pitch: 12:10 p.m.

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