The Twins will recall left-hander Scott Diamond from Triple-A Rochester on Monday. In six Triple-A starts this season, Diamond is 4-1, with a 2.60 ERA, seven walks and 26 strikeouts. The Twins will make a corresponding roster move prior to Monday night's game vs. the Angels at Target Field.
Assistant general manager Rob Antony said that Alex Wimmers, Minnesota's 2010 first-round Draft pick, has a "very slight tear" in his ulnar collateral ligament.
"He's kind of in a holding pattern," Antony said. "Not doing too much right now."
Acting manager Scott Ullger said that designated hitter Joe Mauer will "hopefully be behind the plate tomorrow."
"Joe went out in the bullpen today and caught, just to see where he's at and he said he's fine," Ullger said. "We'll see how he feels when he comes in tomorrow morning. But he went in the bullpen and caught and said he's OK."
Regardless, the team seems intent on keeping him in the lineup, whether it's behind the plate or at designated hitter.
"If he has to DH, he has to DH. That's fine," said Ullger, who is filling in for Ron Gardenhire over the weekend. "But we need his bat in the lineup for sure."
Mauer is hitting .303 with four doubles and 14 RBIs this season. He's an impressive .376 (67-for-128) in 49 career games against Seattle.
Chris Parmelee's run in the seventh inning of Friday's 3-2 win ended a 25-inning scoreless streak. It was the longest scoring drought by a Minnesota team since they went 26 consecutive innings without scoring from July 31-Aug. 3, 1994.