"He's going to work out this morning and head down to the Florida and start working out there [Monday]," Twins trainer Dave Pruemer said before Sunday's afternoon game. "He could start hitting in games possibly on Tuesday."
Pruemer also gave encouraging reports on outfielder Jason Repko, who began doing light running drills at Target Field, as he tries to recover from a strained right quad.
Catcher Joe Mauer is also working out daily to help build strength in his legs, but there's no timetable for his return or when he'll head to Florida to play in rehab games.
Left-handers Francisco Liriano and Jose Mijares, who have both been battling flu-like symptoms, have also recovered, as Liriano is slated to start on Tuesday at home against the Tigers, while Mijares is available out of the bullpen.
"Liriano is fine, and Mijares is back and says he feels a lot better," Pruemer said. "So they're good to go."