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Worth noting

• Outfielder Josh Willingham, who was originally scheduled to start Friday's game against the Marlins at designated hitter, felt stiffness in his back during his last at-bat on Thursday and didn't make the trip. Gardenhire said he and Willingham spoke after the game and decided to sit him out. Gardenhire received a text from the 34-year-old this morning saying that he would still go through his workout.

• On Friday, center fielder Aaron Hicks became the first Twins player to play nine innings this spring.