Span is back in the lineup: Twins vs. Indians 9/20

By: Kelly Thesier/

MINNEAPOLIS — Denard Span is back in the Twins lineup after missing three games with a sore right shoulder that he had injured while diving for a ball on Thursday night in Chicago.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that outfielder Jason Kubel (sore left wrist) was swinging well during batting practice today and could possibly return to the lineup on Tuesday.

Catcher Joe Mauer (jammed left knee) was getting treatment this afternoon and is still considered to be day-to-day. So far Gardenhire said he’s been told Mauer just “tweaked” the knee and there is no reason to be overly concerned about the injury.

Here are the lineups:

Indians (62-87)
Michael Brantley, CF
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Shelley Duncan, LF
Jayson Nix, DH
Matt LaPorta, 1B
Andy Marte, 3B
Drew Sutton, 2B
Lou Marson, C

Pitching: RHP Jeanmar Gomez (3-4, 4.02 ERA)



Denard Span, CF

Orlando Hudson, 2B
Cuddyer, 1B
Jim Thome, DH
Delmon Young, LF
Danny Valencia, 3B

Jose Morales, C
Jason Repko, RF

Pitching: LHP Brian Duensing

(9-2, 2.07 ERA)

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