Moreland said he had a chip about the size of a watermelon seed removed from his left elbow, per Fox Sports Southwest, and that was the only chip there was.
LaRoche was one of several White Sox players who has been bothered by flu-like symptoms, and he looked like he wasn't feeling well earlier in the day, per Comcast Sports Net.
"He’s been all business since he’s been back," Gardner said, per the Journal News. "Last year, obviously, was very, very tough for him, and tough for a lot of people, but I think ever since he’s come back he’s been all about working hard and trying to help the team win."
That's in keeping with what Gardner has seen from A-Rod in the time the two have been teammates.
"I’ve had a chance over the last eight or nine years to really see behind the scenes and what goes into his preparation for the game, and the way that he works in the offseason. He doesn’t need to go out of his way to try to win me over," Gardner said.
Entering the lineup to fill Fuld's vacancy in center is Billy Burns, who will bat leadoff. Burns is making his second consecutive start in center.
Mauer will play designated hitter for the Twins in Sunday's game, while Vargas will play first base. It's the second time in five games and third in the last nine that the two players have flip-flopped positions.
Gattis did his damage in the third when he cracked a Taijuan Walker delivery over the left center field wall for a two-run shot, his fourth of the season. Gattis boosted his average to .183 with 13 RBI in 82 at-bats this season.