Lefty Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) will pitch in extended
on Monday (against the
’ minor-league camp in Fort Myers, Fla.) and on March 14th in Port Charlotte, Fla. (against
camp). If all goes well, he’ll likely go to a minor-league affiliate and pitch on March 19.
Showalter said he'd like for Wada to throw at least 90 pitches twice. He could then be ready to return to the Orioles. Whether he comes back as a starter or reliever, Showalter said, depends on how Wada is throwing and how the big-league rotation has fared.
The presence of Paulino and Nick Johnson in Saturday's game has to do with their splits against lefties as well as Showalter's interest in getting as many of his hitters into early-season games as possible.
Twins’ Sunday starter
Here are the lineups for Saturday: