• The Twins have yet to name a starter for Saturday against the A's after left-hander Logan Darnell was optioned to make room for outfielder Jordan Schafer on Sunday. The top two options at Triple-A Rochester are right-hander Trevor May and left-hander Tommy Milone.
May would be on normal rest, as he started Monday and gave up four runs over six innings against Triple-A Louisville. Milone, who was acquired from the A's on Thursday in the trade that sent Sam Fuld to Oakland, made his Rochester debut Tuesday, allowing just one run over seven innings, but would be pitching on short rest on Saturday.
• Center fielder Aaron Hicks was promoted from Double-A New Britain to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday. Hicks, 24, hit .297/.404/.466 with four homers, 11 doubles and two stolen bases in 43 games with New Britain. He could rejoin the Twins as a September callup if he continues to hit well at Rochester.
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