Saying goodbye to Bobby Cox: Twins vs. Braves 6/11

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Shortstop Trevor Plouffe has arrived in Minnesota after J.J. Hardy was placed on the 15-day disabled list last night. Plouffe and third baseman Danny Valenica will make the left side of the infield look like it has at Triple-A Rochester for much of this season.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire slotted Plouffe in the No. 2 spot in the order. While there have been some questions as to why Gardenhire doesn’t move Joe Mauer up into that spot, the skipper has said that he prefers not to shift his lineup dramatically and to leave Mauer in the third spot.

With the Braves in town, this series is a time for the Twins and their fans to reminisce about that classic 1991 World Series between the two clubs.

The Twins also are scheduled to have a tribute to longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox at 6:50 p.m. Cox is retiring at the end of this season, marking the end of a 29-year managerial career.

Braves (35-26)

Martin Prado, 2B
Jason Heyward, RF
Chipper Jones, 3B
Troy Glaus, 1B
Brian McCann, DH
Yunel Escobar, SS
Omar Infante, LF
David Ross, C
Melky Cabrera, CF
Pitching: RHP Tim Hudson (6-1, 2.44 ERA)

Twins

(35-25)
Denard Span, CF
Trevor Plouffe, SS
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B
Michael Cuddyer, RF
Jim Thome, DH
Jason Kubel, LF
Danny Valencia, 3B
Nick
Punto, 2B
Pitching: LHP Francisco Liriano
(5-3, 3.10 ERA)

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