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Mauer, Nishioka making steps toward return

Posted on: May 27, 2011 10:41 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Tsuyoshi NishiokaThe reinforcements are coming for the Twins, as both Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Joe Mauer are closer to returns, MLB.com reports.

Nishioka, who suffered a broken left fibula on April 7, is expected to play five innings at shortstop on Saturday in extended spring training.

"They did another X-ray and everything looked great, so he got the OK to go," Twins trainer Dave Pruemer said. "He's fired up and has been doing a lot of drills at shortstop."

The Twins say they'd like him to get at least 50 at-bats in the minors.

Mauer is already playing at extended spring training. He served as the team's designated hitter on Friday.

Left-hander Jose Mijares is scheduled to pitch at Class A Fort Myers on Friday and Saturday.

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