MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's injured outfielders are attempting to get back on the field, but neither left fielder Josh Willingham nor right fielder Oswaldo Arcia were in the Twins' lineup Wednesday against Oakland.
Assistant general manager Rob Antony said Willingham took swings in the cage Wednesday and is "headed in the right direction" after getting hit in the hand by a pitch Sunday in Cleveland. Arcia, meanwhile, took some swings on the field before Wednesday's game but wasn't making progress. Antony said it's likely that Arcia will be placed on the 15-day disabled list before Thursday's game.
"We'll figure that out here in the next few hours and make the call and make a decision," Antony said. "I don't think we can keep playing two guys short. I don't know if Arcia's improving at the rate he needs to be available here in the next few days."
With those two out of the lineup Wednesday, it meant Chris Herrmann made his 2014 Twins debut. Herrmann, a catcher and outfielder, began the...