Bass, Everett could make DL trips

Bass, Everett could make DL trips

MINNEAPOLIS -- Saturday is D-Day for the Twins, as in decision day for two of their injured players.

After Friday's 4-0 loss to the Indians, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team would make decisions Saturday on whether right-hander Brian Bass and shortstop Adam Everett need stints on the disabled list.

Bass, who suffered a low back strain while pitching on Thursday night, is scheduled to play catch Saturday. The pitcher reported Friday that his back was feeling much better, but if Bass is still having spasms in his back while playing catch Saturday, Gardenhire said the team could make a roster move.

The club will also see if Everett (sore right shoulder) can throw Saturday. Everett received a cortisone injection in his shoulder on Wednesday and has only fielded balls in the infield over the past two days. If Everett is not able to throw, then the team will place him on the DL as well.

"Tomorrow is a big day," Gardenhire said. "We'll try to come out of these injuries and see if we can get to full force back up here again -- one way or another."

Kelly Thesier is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.