Twins-Jays: Reinforcements (minus Mijares) arrive

Posted on September 2nd, 2008 – 4:25 PM
By La Velle

Lefthander Jose Mijares won’t join the Twins until Friday at the Dome because of visa issues that won’t allow him to travel to Canada.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the problem stemmed from the offseason, during which Mijares was involved in an automobile accident that led to a broken elbow. Sounds like paperwork was overlooked because the focus was on his recovery.

Everyone else is here. That includes Matt Tolbert, who flew in from Connecticut today. Tolbert immediately had to explain why he slept in the trainer’s room in Fort Myers, Fla. during the first days of his rehab. He apparently tossed and turned the first night and missed his wake-up call, so he slept on a trainer’s room table for a few nights before he was up to sleep his hotel room again.

But he then set up seven alarms to make sure he wasn’t late again. Three wake-up calls, three cell phone alarms and the clock radio in the hotel room. He had to beg the front desk to give him three wake-up calls.

“They said, `The most we can give out is two,’ ” Tolbert said. “I told them, `this is life and death.’ ”

Gardy wants offense today……

Lineup

Twins (77-60)

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Alexi Casilla, 2B.
  3. Joe Mauer, C.
  4. Justin Morneau, 1B
  5. Jason Kubel, RF
  6. Randy Ruiz, DH
  7. Delmon Young, LF
  8. Brian Buscher, 3B
  9. Nick Punto, SS

Pitching: Glen Perkins, 12-3

Toronto lineup to come.

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