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Mauer, Morneau slated for 'B' game action

Mauer, Morneau slated for 'B' game action

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Mauer, Morneau slated for 'B' game action
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- While the Twins travel to Sarasota to face the Orioles on Wednesday, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau will stay back in Fort Myers to play in a "B" game against the Red Sox at 9 a.m. CT at Hammond Stadium.

Mauer is set to see his first action at first base, while Morneau is slated to serve as the designated hitter. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Mauer and Morneau will likely bat every inning to get more reps at the plate.

So far in Grapefruit League action, Mauer is 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and Morneau is 1-for-5 with an RBI.

"Surprisingly, I'm feeling pretty good at the plate," Mauer said. "But it's only a few at-bats. I've been able to square a couple balls up. That's kind of the goal early on here."

Right-hander Nick Blackburn is also scheduled to start in the "B" game against the Red Sox. He's yet to pitch in a Grapefruit League game, but he tossed a scoreless inning in last week's "B" game against Boston.

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