• Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak allowed one hit in 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief on Saturday. The team doesn't view him as a starter, though Gardenhire did not rule out the idea of using him from the first inning on.
"If we need him to start, we'll put him in there," said Gardenhire. "He ate up some innings last night for us again. He threw really well. ... It's not like we talk about him being a starter. He's in our bullpen. But if we need him to start, we wouldn't be afraid to [use him] at all."
In 38 appearances this season, Swarzak is 1-2 with a 2.78 ERA. He has made 28 starts in his career.
• Minnesota named Danny Santana, a shortstop at Double-A New Britain, as its Minor League Player of the Week. Santana hit .348 (8-for-23) across seven games for the Rock Cats, with one home run, five RBIs, a double, two triples, two stolen bases and four runs scored.