Oscar Taveras hoping to return Sunday
Curtis Granderson exits game after being hit by pitch
Granderson seems likely to get x-rays on the hand. He was 0 for 2 before exiting.
Scott Elbert to pitch on back-to-back days
Elbert is expected to face one batter in each outing, according to trubluela.com. The left-hander, who is working his way back from two elbow operations, is expected to be activated next week.
Pedro Florimon held out of lineup for precautionary reasons
"He had a little bit of swelling but he was throwing last night," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony told MLB.com Friday. "He basically just jammed it, which caused a little bit of swelling. We did X-rays and they were negative. So he should be fine."
"He'll be available off the bench," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "I'm just happy he came in here saying he feels good and is ready to go."
Florimon has hit .250/.318/.354 with two home runs and six stolen bases in 96 at-bats this year.
Report: Twins and Justin Morneau have yet to discuss new contract
Morneau is making $14 million this season, the last year of a six-year, $80 million deal. Despite hitting two home runs in 173 at-bats this season, he has a .312 batting average and 31 RBI.
Alexi Ogando to throw Monday bullpen
Ogando is on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis.
Jake Westbrook plays catch Friday
Westbrook told MLB.com afterwards that he felt fine but does not have a set throwing schedule, after cutting a bullpen session short Wednesday. He said he is taking his recovery day-to-day until the team can determine the next step to take.
Joe Mahoney dealing with soreness after rehab opener
Jerry Hairston ready to rehab
Hairston will play third base and bat second. It is not known how long he will stay on his rehab assignment, after being on the disabled list since May 6 and already suffering a setback in his recovery last week.
Casey Kotchman begins rehab stint