Red Sox Blank Twins; Nathan Makes Spring Debut
The Twins lost 5-0 to the Boston Red Sox Tuesday afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida. Scott Baker started the game and allowed 1 earned run in 1 2/3 innings to take the loss. Joe Nathan made his spring debut and threw 1 shutout inning with 1 walk allowed. He missed all of last season after having Tommy John surgery. Danny Valencia went 2-2 for the Twins. Michael Cuddyer had a wart removed from his left foot and will miss 1-2 weeks and Justin Morneau has been seeing a concussion specialist to determine when he can play in spring training games. He could be cleared today and could be in the lineup as early as Friday. The Twins play the Pittsburgh Pirates at 12:05 today, pregame on WJON at 12:00. Lefthander Brian Duensing will start on the mound for the Twins.