• Gardenhire said outfielder Josh Willingham is coming back strong as he recovers from a wrist injury that has kept him on the 15-day disabled list since April 6. Willingham went 3-for-20 in his first six games for Triple-A Rochester, but Gardenhire said the team would reassess the situation upon returning to Minnesota for Monday's homestand.
"His wrist is feeling good," Gardenhire said. "He's actually put some good swings up there. His numbers aren't great, but he's put some decent swings on there."
• Outfielder Sam Fuld (concussion) went to Target Field on Friday but the team said there was no progress to report.
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