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Twins Vs. Athletics Lineups: Denard Span Still Out With A Shoulder Injury

The Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series on the road vs. the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, and they'll continue to be without outfielder Denard Span, who is nursing an injured shoulder. Span had an MRI on his collarbone on Monday, and will undergo an additional scan on Tuesday, according to's Rhett Bollinger.

The Twins will send Brian Duensing (2-8, 4.69 ERA) to the hill to attempt to silence the Athletics' bats, which produced seven runs per game during a weekend sweep of the Cleveland Indians. Meanwhile, the A's will counter with Brandon McCarthy (6-4, 2.68), who has a 1.57 ERA at the Coliseum in 2012. Here are the full lineups:


1. Ben Revere CF
2. Darin Mastroianni RF
3. Joe Mauer C
4. Josh Willingham LF
5. Justin Morneau 1B
6. Ryan Doumit DH
7. Trevor Plouffe 3B
8. Jamey Carroll 2B
9. Pedro Florimon SS


1. Coco Crisp CF
2. Jonny Gomes DH
3. Josh Reddick RF
4. Yoenis Cespedes LF
5. Chris Carter 1B
6. Josh Donaldson 3B
7. Derek Norris C
8. Adam Rosales SS
9. Jemile Weeks 2B

First pitch is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. CT.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.