NEW YORK -- Shortstop J.J. Hardy is not currently on the Twins' current three-city, seven-game roadtrip as he rehabs from his bruised left wrist back in Minnesota. Hardy is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, when the Twins play the final game of their road trip in Boston. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said it's a possibility that Hardy could rejoin the team in Boston for the final game if everything is feeling good with his wrist, but the skipper added that nothing is guaranteed. A reporter asked Gardenhire if it would be worth bringing Hardy on the road for one game.
"We've played Game 163 two years in a row," Gardenhire said. "I'd say, 'Yes.'"