By La Velle
As you know, Cuddy is on the 15-day DL with strained ligaments in his thumb. He says he plans to be ready when the 15 days are up, but I’m not so sure. How will his thumb feel the first time he hits one off the fists?
Darnell McDonald is here. He played one game in the Dome in 2004. One. So he was being fed a steady diet of fly balls before batting practice. It’s quite a challenge to come right in and try to field balls off this roof.
Mike Redmond is another issue. He said he popped a knuckle in his left hand and is very sore. He can play in a pinch, but he’s limited.
At least Torii Hunter is back in the lineup.
Angels: 1. Figgins, 3B. 2. Cabrera, SS. 3. Vlad, DH. 4. Anderson, LF. 5. Matthews, CF. 6. Kotchman, 1B. 7. Izturis, 2B. 8. Napoli, C. 9. Willits, RF. Pitching: Lackey.
Twins: 1. Castillo, 2B. 2. Bartlett, SS. 3. Mauer, C. 4. Morneau, 1B. 5. Hunter, CF. 6. Kubel, LF. 7. McDonald, RF. 8. Jones, DH. 9. Punto, 3B. Pitching: Silva.
Torii is back in the lineup.