07/25/11 9:00 PM ET
Revere gets first breather since callup
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
Twins ready for Texas heat
ARLINGTON -- After last week's heat wave in Minneapolis, the Twins have seen their fair share of hot weather.But they'll see ever more extreme heat during their four-game series in Texas, as it's expected to be above 100 degrees every day this week. The Twins took the precaution of cancelling early batting practice before Monday's game, and also had their starting position players take first cuts during regular batting practice before getting off the field to avoid overheating. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, though, said he expects this heat to be easier to deal compared to the humid weather that hit the Twin Cities last week. "This is a dry heat here," said Gardenhire, who saw similar weather growing up in Oklahoma. "Just get in the shade and you're good. I grew up down here. This is bearable. Sure, it's 100-plus, but the humidity factor in Minnesota was terrible. That makes a big difference during the games." Gardenhire, who has been battling a viral infection since last week, said he's feeling much better and expects to watch the game from the dugout.
Span takes break on rehab assignment
ARLINGTON -- Twins center fielder Denard Span, out with a concussion suffered in a home plate collision on June 3, had a scheduled day off with Triple-A Rochester on Monday as part of his rehab process.Span has played in six games with the Red Wings, hitting .150 (3-for-20) with a stolen base, and has yet to play a full nine innings. Span still needs several full games in center field in a row before he returns to action with the Twins, so he's at least a week away from rejoining the club. Right-hander Kevin Slowey, meanwhile, made his first start with Triple-A Rochester since being activated from the disabled list on Thursday, allowing three runs on 10 hits over six innings. Slowey had been on the DL with an abdominal strain retroactive to May 21, but was activated and optioned to Rochester. Slowey, who remains a candidate to be moved before Sunday's Trade Deadline, entered his start with a 4.68 ERA over five outings with the Red Wings, including four rehab starts.