Cave (back) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Saturday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports. Cave suffered a stress reaction in his lower back in mid-May and has been on the injured list since then, but he recently began a rehab assignment at Triple-A St. Paul. He went 11-for-30 with a home run, a double, six runs and five RBI across eight rehab games, and he should serve as a depth option in the Twins' outfield.
Cave (back) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday and has gone 1-for-6 with a home run, two walks, four runs and two RBI across his first two games with the affiliate. Cave will likely stick around at St. Paul through at least the weekend, given that a stress reaction in his lower back has kept him on the shelf since mid-May. Once reinstated, Cave could be a solution for the Twins in center field in the short term until Byron Buxton (hand) is ready to return from his own stint on the injured list.
Cave (back) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul next week, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. A stress fracture in his back has sidelined Cave since mid-May. He's nearly eligible to return from the 60-day injured list, but he'll likely need a fairly long rehab assignment given the length of his absence.
Cave (back) was on the field playing catch before Thursday's loss to Cleveland, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "He's not imminently coming back here," manager Rocco Baldelli said. "He's still got a ways to go." Cave is on the 60-day injured list due to a stress reaction in his lower back. It sounds like he's still a month or more away from returning despite this positive step.
Cave was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday due to a fracture in his back, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Cave was held out of the lineup and unavailable Friday due to the injury, and he'll now be sidelined at least two months. His absence further thins the Twins outfield, with Alex Kirilloff (wrist) and Byron Buxton (hip) also currently on the injured list.