Oswaldo Arcia will rehab at Rochester; Byron Buxton extended spring
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Oswaldo Arcia is ready to take the next step towards returning to the Twins lineup.
The outfielder, on the shelf with a right wrist strain, will fly to Rochester tomorrow and join the team's Triple-A affilliate on a rehab assignment. Assistant GM Rob Antony said Arcia might play for the Red Wings tomorrow.
Arcia took part in pregame activities for the Twins and reported no problems, Antony said. He didn't put a timetable on Arcia's return to the Twins. His disabled list stint was backdated to April 5, so he's eligible to be reactivated at any time.
Arcia received a cortisone shot in the wrist last Tuesday, in an effort to speed the recovery process.
Top prospect Byron Buxton will play three innings in extended spring training Saturday, Antony said.
He's working his way back from a left wrist injury.
Can't get loose
Eduardo Nunez was pulled from Thursday's game in Triple-A Rochester after four innings.
He missed time with a left oblique injury after the Twins acquired him in a trade from the Yankees.
Antony said Nunez "couldn't get loose."