Lineup announced: Mauer, Cuddyer, Young, Morneau to miss spring opener
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire announced the starting lineup on Saturday for Sunday night's spring training opener against the Boston Red Sox.
And that means baseball season has officially arrived.
This is clearly not the lineup Gardenhire hopes to use on April 1. Despite participating in workouts all week, first baseman Justin Morneau has yet to be cleared for game action. Joe Mauer is still limited following offseason knee surgery, Delmon Young has a case of turf toe, and Michael Cuddyer will likely miss a few games with a wart on his left foot.
The Twins will face right-handers Josh Beckett and Clay Buccholz.