04/19/08 1:50 AM ET
Twins target Texas return for Cuddyer
Outfielder to go to Minor Leagues to get swings in rehab stint
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
"Someone said a target date might possibly be Texas if everything [was] to go perfect. Michael was very excited."
Cuddyer played catch on the field and threw from about 70 feet before Friday's game. He also hit a little in the cage for the second straight day, but couldn't completely grip the ball or the bat with his finger.Earlier in the day, Cuddyer acknowledged the injury has taken longer to heal than he expected, and that he's starting to get antsy to get back on the field. But he said he's not about to rush his comeback, either. "Yeah, it's frustrating, but I would be more frustrated if I came off and it wasn't healthy," Cuddyer said.
"I did that last year out of necessity. With five months still to play, it's not necessary to come off if I'm not 100 percent. ... If I don't come Sunday, it won't be too far after that. How many days is too far? I don't know. It shouldn't be too long."
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.