Mike Moustakas (knee) remains absent from the Royals' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Twins.
Moustakas has now missed three straight games with a knee contusion that he suffered Sunday in a collision with Alex Gordon. He's still considered day-to-day. Cheslor Cuthbert will start at third base and bat seventh Wednesday against Twins righty Tyler Duffey.
Brian Dozier is back in the Twins' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Royals.
Dozier was given two days of rest in an effort to lift him out of his early-season slump. He has a brutal .199/.288/.318 slash line in 151 total at-bats this season, but Minnesota will hit him second on Wednesday against Kansas City right-hander Dillon Gee.
Twins transferred LHP Glen Perkins from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Perkins remains out indefinitely with ongoing discomfort in his strained left shoulder. This move clears a 40-man roster spot for lefty reliever Buddy Boshers.
Twins placed OF Darin Mastroianni on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
An oblique strain will typically require 3-4 weeks of recovery for a position player. Mastro is hitless in 11 plate appearances this season at the major league level.
Twins purchased the contract of LHP Buddy Boshers from Triple-A Rochester.
Boshers will provide a fresh arm for the battered Minnesota bullpen. The left-hander was sporting a 1.42 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 21/5 K/BB ratio in 19 innings this season at the Triple-A level. His last appearance at the major league level was in 2013 with Anaheim.