• The agent for Jason Kubel, who was designated for assignment on Sunday, told Antony his client isn't interested in accepting an assignment to Triple-A Rochester. Kubel will explore his options and see if he can land with another big league club.
• Gardenhire said he has no plans to move Joe Mauer from his No. 3 spot in the lineup despite his recent struggles at the plate. Gardenhire remains optimistic Mauer will snap out of his slump, and he doesn't feel like moving him in the lineup will change anything.
• The Twins have reached agreements with several of their top picks in the First-Year Player Draft, according to Antony. The Twins send their picks from the top 10 rounds to Minnesota for physicals, and the club doesn't announce the signings until they're official. Scouting director Deron Johnson has indicated that he anticipates all of their picks from the first 10 rounds will sign. First-rounder Nick Gordon already inked his deal on Monday, signing for the recommended slot bonus of $3,851,000.
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