Pinto out with right quad strain

Pinto out with right quad strain

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Twins catcher Josmil Pinto is being held of action with tenderness in a hamstring and is day to day, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday.

Pinto injured the hamstring while participating in catching drills this week, but Ryan indicated the injury is not serious and he wasn't even sure what hamstring is bothering Pinto. Ryan later clarified that the injury is a right quad strain.

"It's nothing serious, but we're taking it day to day," Ryan said. "I'm not too worried about it, and neither is anybody else."

The Twins are also waiting on pitching prospects Alex Meyer and Trevor May to make their Spring Training debuts. Meyer missed four days earlier this spring to attend his grandfather's funeral in Indiana, while May missed two days with the flu.

Both right-handers threw back at the club's Spring Training complex in Fort Myers on Friday, and they are expected to get into games soon. But Twins manager Paul Molitor hasn't pinpointed when just yet. Both are in the mix for the last spot in the rotation.

"We had to adjust our schedules with those guys missing some time," Molitor said. "They'll be out there in the near-term."

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