"We have to get him out and let him take some swings, but he's not ready to do that yet," Gardenhire said. "The area's good, a lot better, smaller area. We just go day by day, he's taking medication for it now, they changed that to stronger stuff, and we'll see what happens."
Gardenhire said after talking to team doctors that it's possible Plouffe may be ready to return Friday. The Twins have an off-day Thursday.