"My preference is if Luke is going to be up here, I'm going to play him. I think Matty Tolbert, we kept him for a reason, and that's to come off the bench and do all those little things, go all over the field. Luke is more of a starter, so we're going to run him out there."
As for the batting order, Gardenhire might experiment with putting Joe Mauer in the two-hole while Nishioka recovers from his injury.
"I'm not real sure () is ready for the two hole. So we're going to kind of battle through it. I might just move everybody up, put Mauer up there, and just move everybody up in the middle of the order and go from there."
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