Injured Twins all making some progress

Injured Twins all making some progress

MINNEAPOLIS -- Delmon Young is continuing to make progress with his sprained right ankle, and the left fielder is expected to take fly balls and batting practice outdoors on Friday, Twins trainer Rick McWane said before Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

Young, who received good news on Tuesday when an MRI revealed only swelling and a bone bruise in his ankle, has been working out indoors but will progress to baseball activities on Friday. He's eligible to come off the disabled list the day before the All-Star Game, so he won't be able to make his return until July 14.

Outfielder Denard Span, who suffered a concussion on June 10, is also expected to progress to baseball activities on the field at some point this weekend, according to McWane.

Meanwhile, Jason Kubel (sprained left foot) went 0-for-2 with three walks as the designated hitter in his first rehab game with Class A Fort Myers on Tuesday. He's slated to play right field with the Miracle on Wednesday night.

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Right-hander Kevin Slowey (abdomen strain) will start Wednesday's game for Fort Myers. Slowey is expected to throw 50 pitches. He's also on track to start on Monday with Triple-A Rochester.

Finally, first baseman Justin Morneau is scheduled to have surgery on his neck Wednesday afternoon to remove a herniated disk fragment and a pinched nerve.