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Ryan says Plouffe good to go on Tuesday


FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins general manager Terry Ryan gave updates on injured third baseman Trevor Plouffe and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on Sunday.

Plouffe, who is dealing with a strained right calf, was tentatively scheduled to play in Minnesota's intrasquad game on Sunday, but was told by team doctors to give it a few extra days.

But Ryan said Plouffe didn't suffer a setback, as the Twins are just being cautious.

"He'll play on Tuesday," Ryan said. "We just wanted to make sure so don't be alarmed about that. We do that a lot. It's just the right thing to do to make sure."

Arcia, meanwhile, suffered a pulled intercostal muscle on Friday, but team doctors found Saturday that it was only a minor injury. So he's expected to return to action in early March.

"He's about a week away before he'll be able to do much," Ryan said.

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