FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins made another round of cuts on Thursday, reassigning five players to Minor League camp.
The players sent to Minor League camp were right-hander Sam Deduno, left-hander Phil Dumatrait, catcher Danny Lehmann, infielder Ray Chang and outfielder Matt Carson.
Deduno, who previously pitched with the Rockies and Padres, posted a 3.00 ERA in three innings. The 28-year-old struck out two and walked one.
Dumatrait, 30, had a 6.00 ERA in six innings this spring. Dumatrait, who posted a 3.92 ERA in 45 appearances with the Twins last year, struck out four, walked two and served up two homers.
Lehmann, 26, didn't have a hit in five at-bats over six appearances in Grapefruit League play.
Chang hit .273 with an .883 OPS in 11 games this spring. The 28-year-old saw time at second base, shortstop and third base.
Carson, 30, hit .077 with a .448 OPS in 11 games during Spring Training. The former A's outfielder played both left and right field.
After returning Rule 5 Draft pick Terry Doyle to the White Sox on Wednesday, the Twins now have 39 players in camp. The list includes 18 pitchers (three non-roster), five catchers (two non-roster), 10 infielders (four non-roster) and six outfielders (one non-roster).
Pavano looks for the positives in loss
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Carl Pavano got a preview of the club he'll face on Opening Day, but it didn't exactly go well.
The right-hander, who is slated to start against the Orioles in the season opener on April 6, allowed six runs on eight hits over four innings in an 11-1 loss to Baltimore on Thursday at Hammond Stadium.
Pavano jokingly shot down the idea that he was simply not trying to show anything to the Orioles in advance of his Opening Day start.
"I wish I could use that an excuse," Pavano said. "That was as ugly as it looked. It was a battle. I couldn't keep the ball down, and if there's any positive I can take out of it, in the fourth inning I felt like my stuff got sharper. I actually got stronger, and I felt like I got a second wind."
Pavano has a 6.11 ERA in five outings this spring, but said he's feeling better now than he did at this point last year.
"This year I'm definitely further ahead than I was last year physically and mechanically," said Pavano, who had a 5.12 ERA in April. "The results weren't there today but I'm looking forward to my bullpen today and getting some consistency."
Marquis may miss start due to family matter
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins right-hander Jason Marquis went home to Long Island, N.Y., to attend to a family matter, and could miss his scheduled start against the Rays on Saturday at Hammond Stadium.
The Twins did not announce who would start in his place if he doesn't make it back to Fort Myers in time for his start.
"Whether he's going to make his start on Saturday we're not positive," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We're kind of on hold on for that. We'd have to figure out somebody else to start."