Span takes break on rehab assignment

Span takes break on rehab assignment

ARLINGTON -- Twins center fielder Denard Span, out with a concussion suffered in a home plate collision on June 3, had a scheduled day off with Triple-A Rochester on Monday as part of his rehab process.

Span has played in six games with the Red Wings, hitting .150 (3-for-20) with a stolen base, and has yet to play a full nine innings.

Span still needs several full games in center field in a row before he returns to action with the Twins, so he's at least a week away from rejoining the club.

Right-hander Kevin Slowey, meanwhile, made his first start with Triple-A Rochester since being activated from the disabled list on Thursday, allowing three runs on 10 hits over six innings. Slowey had been on the DL with an abdominal strain retroactive to May 21, but was activated and optioned to Rochester.

Slowey, who remains a candidate to be moved before Sunday's Trade Deadline, entered his start with a 4.68 ERA over five outings with the Red Wings, including four rehab starts.