Hiroyuki Nakajima running pain-free
"He's going down the line 100 percent and moving good on defense," Melvin told the Tribune. "Next up for him is to get multiple-hit games back-to-back."
Nakajima's rehab assignment can only last until May 23, at which point he'll either have to be placed on the active roster or assigned to the minor leagues. He's recovering from a left hamstring injury.
John Jaso goes hitless in return
The hitless game dropped Jaso's line to .250/.339/.313 with just one home run in 128 plate appearances this season.
Sean Burnett gives up home run in rehab outing
Working his way back from forearm tightness, Burnett is expected to be activated from the disabled list before Tuesday's game.
Grant Balfour stays perfect in save opportunities
Ervin Santana saddled with hard-luck loss
Santana has managed to last at least six innings in each of his eight starts this year while compiling a 2.77 ERA. He'll face his former team, the Angels, Thursday.
Yasmani Grandal collects RBI in rehab opener
Tommy Milone picks up fourth win
The win broke up a string of losses in five straight game for Milone, moving him to 4-5 on the year. He takes that record, a 3.47 ERA and a 49:12 K:BB ratio into a matchup with the Astros Friday.
Huston Street bounces back vs. Nationals
Jordan Zimmermann stays sharp in losing effort
Joe Mauer returns to lineup with two-hit game
The two-hit performance extends Mauer's hitting streak to 15 games and raises his season line to .351/.430/.503 in 172 plate appearances.