Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Padres and Twins are talking and one rumor has San Diego taking on Ricky Nolasco's contract as part of a deal.
Eddie Rosario missed the cycle by a single, knocked in three runs and scored three runs Thursday as the Twins beat the Mariners 9-5.
Aaron Hicks went 3-for-4 with a homer and a walk from the two hole Thursday against the Mariners.
Trevor Plouffe isn't expected to return from the paternity leave list until Saturday.
Ervin Santana was blasted for eight earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.
Byron Buxton (thumb) will take batting practice on the field Thursday before then beginning to play in simulated games at the Twins' spring training complex.
Byron Buxton (thumb) took batting practice on Tuesday.
Aaron Hicks went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the Pirates.
Twins recalled INF Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester.
Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.
Twins placed 3B Trevor Plouffe on the paternity leave list.
Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.
Kyle Gibson lost steam late in Sunday's loss to the Yankees, allowing six runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Ryan Pressly (lat) is a week away from resuming throwing.
Twins signed OF Xavier Avery to a minor league contract.