• After making his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday, shortstop Pedro Florimon was back in the lineup on Wednesday. He played five innings in the field -- making a highlight-reel play on a grounder up the middle -- and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. Florimon, who had his appendix removed on Feb. 17, will play almost every day for the rest of the spring, according to Gardenhire.
"Every day, I put his name at shortstop right now, and then I'll see how he looks," said Gardenhire, who plans to give Florimon another five or six innings on Thursday night against the Rays. "When he seems like he's dragging a little bit, then I'll take him out. But I'm going to put him in there. He needs at-bats, and more, he needs time on his legs. He needs his legs underneath him."