Santana revealed Sunday that while the swelling on the knuckle of his right middle finger has subsided following Feb. 6 surgery, he remains unable to grip a baseball, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Sano won't play in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, one day after playing third base and going 0-for-3 in the Twins' 13-5 exhibition loss to the Pirates, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Hildenberger gave up three runs and a home run in one inning to see his spring ERA rise to 10.29 in Friday's rout. However, he's been working on his slider and not using his changeup this spring, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Duffey gave up two runs (one earned) over three innings to lower his ERA to 4.66 this spring. He's still in the mix for the fifth starter job, but may end up in the bullpen, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Lynn threw three scoreless innings in his Twins debut in Tuesday's spring game with five strikeouts. Despite signing late in spring training, he's expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. "We're looking toward that Pittsburgh series - he will pitch one of the two games there, if all goes to plan," said Twins GM Thad Levine, according to ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.