Gardenhire added that there's a chance Willingham could be available as a pinch-hitter, but he wasn't feeling well enough to be in the lineup.
"He's sick," Gardenhire said. "He has some kind of flu-bug. So there's not too much you can do about that."
Erik Komatsu, who was claimed by the Twins off waivers from the Cardinals on Friday, started in left field in Willingham's place.