"Mejia is probably going to pitch Saturday," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "That's how we're planning it right now. But there's some potential to change. But that's why we shortened him up the other night."
As for Monday's starter, the Twins are still weighing their options, with right-handers Kyle Gibson and Adam Wilk the top candidates. Gibson has pitched well since getting optioned to Triple-A Rochester, posting a 2.92 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings in his two starts.
Gibson, though, is scheduled to start on Saturday, so the Twins would either need to push him back or give him a short start at Rochester like they did with Mejia on Tuesday.
"We're keeping our options open," Molitor said. "We have some ideas for Monday."
Wilk is on the roster, which helps his cause. But he's a long reliever, so if he's needed for an extended outing this weekend, he might not be available to start on Monday.
"It's one of those things you have to watch," Molitor said. "If you need him for extended pitches before that, it could take him out of the mix. But we all know who's available down there. There's some roster manipulating we'd have to do, and we're already planning to have Mejia here on Saturday."
Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.