Mastroianni heading for Fort Myers on Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS — Darin Mastroianni said Thursday his left ankle is continuing to improve and that he’s set to leave for the Twins’ Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla. on Sunday.

Mastroianni, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a left ankle stress reaction, will continue to do his rehab work in Florida until he’s ready to start a rehab assignment. But Mastroianni said there’s still no official timetable for his return.

“I’ll be starting basically a mini-Spring Training,” Mastroianni said. “I’m not ready to play in games. So it’s going to take a little while to get my legs underneath me and get into playing shape. So hopefully it won’t take too long and I can get rocking and rolling. But we don’t know how the ankle is going to react. So it just depends on when I get in that first rehab game. We’ll play it by ear.”

Mastroianni has been taking batting practice at Target Field for the last week and said he’s continued to notice an improvement in his ankle.

“It’s not so much a concern about the swing right now it’s just more about how it feels and if there’s pain on the weight transfer,” Mastroianni said. “But it feels good right now. Each day has gotten a little bit better with that.”

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