Game 12: Lineups vs. split-squad Blue Jays

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Twins center fielder Denard Span was held out of the lineup for the second straight day with neck stiffness.

Span said he’s feeling much better today, but by the time he arrived at the ballpark, the lineup had already been posted.

Span, who tweaked his neck during warm-ups before Saturday’s game, remains hopeful he’ll play tomorrow.

“I feel a lot better compared to the way I felt two days ago,” Span said. “My range of motion is a lot better. Hopefully soon I’ll be back out there.”

Left-hander Francisco Liriano makes the start against the Blue Jays, who are playing very few regulars, as they’re also hosting Team Canada in Dunedin.

Twins (6-5)
1. Darin Mastroianni, CF
2. Jamey Carroll, SS
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Josh Willingham, RF
6. Danny Valencia, 3B
7. Trevor Plouffe, LF
8. Steve Pearce, DH
9. Luke Hughes, 2B

LHP Francisco Liriano

Twins reserves: Drew Butera, Rene Rivera, Sean Burroughs, Wilkin Ramirez, Brian Dinkelman, Ray Chang, Matt Carson, Rene Tosoni, Ben Revere

Twins pitchers: Alex Burnett, Jared Burton, Sam Deduno, Deolis Guerra, Matt Maloney, Lester Oliveros, Kyle Waldrop

Blue Jays (8-2-1)
1. Rajai Davis, CF
2. Travis Snyder, LF
3. Travis d’Arnaud
4. Eric Thames, DH
5. David Cooper, 1B
6. Moses Sierra, RF
7. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
8. Mike McCoy, 3B
9. Jonathan Diaz, 2B

LHP Brett Cecil

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