• Outfielder Byron Buxton, ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect by MLB.com, has started to make progress with his sprained left wrist, and has progressed to hitting off a tee and taking dry swings, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. He's also been able to do defensive drills such as catch fly balls in the outfield.
He sprained his wrist in Spring Training and reinjured it in early May, and has only played in five games in the Minors this year as a result. There's still no official timetable for his return.
• Infielders Trevor Plouffe (left rib inflammation) and Eduardo Nunez (strained hamstring) remain on track to rejoin the Twins once they're eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list on Monday. The Twins are expected to stick with a 13-man pitching staff until the two infielders return to action.
Nunez will start a rehab assignment Thursday at Double-A New Britain, while Plouffe will join the Twins in Texas this weekend to work out with the team, according to Twins general manager Terry Ryan.
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