Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday.
It appears to be a routine day off. Byung-Ho Park is on the bench again, as well. The Twins are going with Trevor Plouffe at first base, Eduardo Nunez at third, Eduardo Escobar at shortstop, Robbie Grossman in the designated hitter spot and Danny Santana in left field.
Yasiel Puig (knee) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.
Puig was removed from Wednesday's game with a minor knee contusion, but he's fine. He's in right field and batting sixth against Zach Davies and the Brewers.
Stephen Piscotty might not play Thursday due to a bruised left foot.
Piscotty banged his left foot while making an attempt at a diving catch Wednesday. He remained in the game but didn't look totally comfortable. X-rays ruled out any fractures, though, and he should be considered day-to-day. "Double-swelling going on there," he said.
Trevor May (back) will pitch on Saturday and Sunday for Triple-A Rochester before being re-evaluated.
It presumably will be the last hurdle for him to clear before he's activated. May has missed the last three weeks of action due to back spasms.
Miguel Sano (hamstring) will play both games of a doubleheader for Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.
He'll play third base in one game and serve as the designated hitter in the other. Sano has hit a couple home runs while on his rehab assignment but has just three hits in 19 at-bats overall. The Twins would like to see him look a bit better at the plate before activating him. "He’s hit a couple of homers. That’s been about the extent of his offensive output, which isn’t bad," manager Paul Molitor said. "I just think you look for signs that … his at-bats are normal. It’s not always results or a hot streak [you’re looking for] — you can just tell if he’s recognizing pitchers or doing what you’re accustomed to him doing."