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Rangers Vs. Twins: Saturday Minnesota Lineup And Mitch Moreland Injury Report

Per MLB.com.

Twins Vs. RHP Yu Darvish

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Jamey Carroll, SS
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Justin Morneau, DH
  5. Josh Willingham, LF
  6. Ryan Doumit, RF
  7. Danny Valencia, 3B
  8. Chris Parmelee, 1B
  9. Alexi Casilla, 2B

Mauer heads back to catcher, making his contract good value for one day.

With Darvish on the mound, righties Trevor Plouffe and Luke Hughes sit in favor of the lefty Parmelee and the switch-hitting Casilla. That gives Darvish the platoon disadvantage in all but three spots in the order.

In other news, we have an explanation for why Chris Snyder is starting over Mitch Moreland, despite the twins throwing out a right-handed pitcher, per Jeff Wilson:

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.