"We just mix it around a little bit and try different things," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We have Esco out there at shortstop. I have a lot of confidence in those guys. But I just wanna give everyone a chance to play. We have a few ballgames here in a way, so everyone needs to play. And Jamey has played well the last couple times out."
As Gardenhire pointed out, the Twins are in the midst of a 13-day stretch without an off-day, so he said he'll be mixing in his backups more often. The Twins are next off on May 16.
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