Sunday lineups: Mauer catching again

Posted on August 17th, 2008 – 10:38 AM
By Joe Christensen

Joe Mauer will start at catcher again today, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said on his Sunday morning radio show on KSTP, AM-1500.

Gardy also said Alexi Casilla will head to the minors to face live pitching before rejoining the Twins for their road trip in Anaheim, Calif.

Updates to come…

Update (11:50 a.m.): Casilla actually will join Class A Beloit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He’ll play Monday and Tuesday, and if all goes well, he’ll rejoin the Twins on Wednesday, before they leave on their 14-day road trip.

If Casilla has any pain in his right thumb, he can continue playing for Beloit.

The Twins’ scouting report describes today’s Mariners starter, Ryan Feierabend, as a poor man’s Jeremy Sowers. His name is actually pronounced FEAR-bin. He’s 22 and went 7-1 with a 2.16 ERA for Class AAA Tacoma (75 IP, 64 H, 15 BB, 48 K).

Mariners (46-76)

1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF

2. Miguel Cairo, 3B

3. Raul Ibanez, LF

4. Adrian Beltre, 3B

5. Jose Lopez, 2B

6. Wladimir Balentien, CF

7. Kenji Jojima, C

8. Bryan LaHair, 1B

9. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS

Starting pitcher: LH Ryan Feierabend

Twins (69-53)

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Nick Punto, 2B

3. Joe Mauer, C

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Delmon Young, LF

6. Jason Kubel, RF

7. Randy Ruiz, DH

8. Brendan Harris, 3B

9. Adam Everett, SS

Starting pitcher: LH Glen Perkins

Metrodome. First pitch: 1:10 p.m.

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