Playing with some confidence in their series against the struggling Milwaukee Brewers, the Minnesota Twins could get an added boost if one of their sluggers can return.
The resurgent Twins will attempt to win four in a row for the first time since late April on Thursday night when they host Milwaukee, which is looking to avoid its longest skid of the season.
Although third baseman Trevor Plouffe was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list before Minnesota's 4-1 win Wednesday, he was a late scratch from the lineup after his calf cramped up during pregame sprints.
Plouffe, who hasn't played since getting struck in the head while trying to turn a double play May 21, could be in the lineup Thursday. He's hitting .254 with four home runs and 17 RBIs on the season.
Plouffe batted .310 with five RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak just before sustaining the concussion. He's batted .400 with three homers in his last five games against the Brewers (19-32).