Florimon, who had his appendix taken out on Feb. 17, saw his first action of Spring Training on Friday. He played three innings at short, making one error and going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
Gardenhire received "nothing spectacular, but [a] good report" from that Minor League game. Florimon said he felt healthy.
"If he gets through that one, which I believe he will, then he's going to be full bore after that," Gardenhire said. "He'll be back with us after that. He gets through that, they'll release him and I can use him how I want. I would love to have him out there. I like watching him play."
Christina DeNicola is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.