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Worth noting

• Third-base prospect Miguel Sano's Tommy John surgery has been scheduled for March 12 in New York, according to Antony. Sano's rehab time is expected to be about eight months.

• Antony said he had last talked with general manager Terry Ryan on Sunday. Ryan announced last month that he had been diagnosed with squamous-cell carcinoma in a lymph node in his neck, and he underwent successful surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He is still waiting to receive his schedule for undergoing radiation treatment, according to Antony.

"He said every day he feels better, so everything's going in the right direction," Antony said. "Checkup went well, his two-week checkup, so all encouraging there."

• Fifth-starter candidate Samuel Deduno, who is coming off arthroscopic shoulder surgery, pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief in his second Grapefruit League appearance. He gave up one run on three hits, with one walk and one strikeout.

"Deduno was Deduno," Gardenhire said. "A couple balls go flying and a couple balls were filthy. That's what you get. We just want to make sure he's healthy, get him through his innings, and as we go, we'll stretch him out and see where we go from there. Right now, it's all about the health part and getting him through his innings."

• First baseman Chris Colabello singled and walked twice in three plate appearances, and Gardenhire said he is benefiting from some changes the Twins encouraged him to make after last season. Colabello has been shortening his swing and also setting up closer to the plate.

Andrew Simon is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB.
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