Wind havoc: It was a blustery day at McKechnie Field on Saturday during the Twins' 8-4 victory, with wind gusts reaching 20-25 mph at the start of the game. That made for quite a few entertaining defensive plays in the field.One came in the first inning, when Baker got Nate McLouth to hit a high popup. It first appeared to be headed straight for third baseman Brian Buscher -- or the grandstands. But with the wind blowing sharply from left field to right field, instead the ball wound up right over top of the pitching mound. Shortstop Matt Tolbert was tracking the ball, but just as he was about to catch it, he collided with first baseman Justin Morneau. Baker said he heard the collision a few feet away as the top of Tolbert's head struck Morneau's chin. Morneau didn't really appear to be shaken up on the play, but Gardenhire ran out to check on the shortstop. Tolbert wouldn't even look at his manager as he waved him off and remained in the game. "He's fine, but his eye black was knocked off his eye," Gardenhire said. "He had two eye blacks, and he only had one when he got back in the dugout. I think it was on Morneau's shirt." Cuts coming: Gardenhire confirmed again before Saturday's contest that the Twins will issue their first round of cuts on Sunday. The roster reduction is expected to be a fairly significant number, helping get the team to a better working number of players. Twins tidbits: Craig Monroe hit his second home run of the spring on Saturday, the day after belting his first against the Red Sox. Despite missing nearly a week of games with a strained muscle in his lower left leg, Monroe is hitting .400 for the spring. ... Jason Kubel belted his first homer of the spring in the third inning. Up next: The Twins will host the Yankees in a 12:05 p.m. CT contest at Hammond Stadium on Sunday. The game is one of five that will be televised in the Twin Cities on FSN North. Right-hander Boof Bonser will make his third start of the spring as he faces off against New York right-hander Phil Hughes.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.