Rotating DH: The return of Mauer means that Mike Redmond's catching duties will be diminished. But it didn't mean that he was out of the lineup entirely.Redmond was slotted as the designated hitter on Friday and with three catchers currently on the roster, it could be a frequent occurrence. Gardenhire said the plan is still to mix in Jeff Cirillo and Jason Tyner at the spot as well. But with the way that Redmond has been swinging the bat recently, hitting .346 over the past month, the skipper didn't want to miss out on the chance to get him in the lineup. "When you have a chance to get a good bat in the lineup, why not use it?" Gardenhire said. And for all the concerns Gardenhire expressed about using Mauer as a potential DH, the skipper changed his tune a bit Friday. Gardenhire said as long as Mauer proves healthy enough to play and tells him that he wants to DH, the skipper will be willing to do so. It's something Mauer hopes will have happen as well. "I would like to be in the lineup every day I can, if that means I need a day off from catching, hopefully I'm a DH," Mauer said. "But if I'm not swinging the bat or Gardy has someone else playing go with, then that's fine. But I want to be in the lineup every day, and that's what I'm working toward." Unset rotation: The Twins upcoming off-day on Monday has created a bit of a shuffle for the team's starting rotation. The plan is to keep Johan Santana and Carlos Silva on their regular five-day schedule. That means Silva would start Wednesday's game vs. the Braves and Santana would start Thursday's contest. But how the Twins will adjust the rest of the pitchers is still undecided. Special honor: Luis Castillo saw his record-setting errorless streak come to an end at 143 games on Wednesday in Anaheim. And on Friday night, the Twins recognized the amazing achievement. Castillo was presented with a crystal award from Twins general manager Terry Ryan on behalf of the entire organization. The second baseman was also presented with a No. 143 jersey, autographed by the entire '07 Twins team. His teammates joined him on the field during the ceremony to congratulate the second baseman on his achievement. Coming up: The Twins will host the Nationals for the second game of the three-game series on Saturday night in a 6:10 p.m. CT start at the Metrodome. Santana will get the start as he faces off against a former Twins farmhand Levale Speigner.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.