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• Designated hitter Josmil Pinto is hitless so far in the month of May, and Gardenhire said he thinks Pinto is overthinking his approach.

"Maybe he's trying to be too professional of a hitter ... trying to do too many things, take all these pitches, draw walks," Gardenhire said. "I think they start reading how good we're taking walks and sometimes they forget you got to hit. It looked to me like he's taking a lot of good pitches."

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• Designated hitter Josmil Pinto is hitless so far in the month of May, and Gardenhire said he thinks Pinto is overthinking his approach.

"Maybe he's trying to be too professional of a hitter ... trying to do too many things, take all these pitches, draw walks," Gardenhire said. "I think they start reading how good we're taking walks and sometimes they forget you got to hit. It looked to me like he's taking a lot of good pitches."

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Gardenhire also would like to see Pinto use his whole body in his swing.

"It's a mechanical thing, got a little flat-footed," Gardenhire said. "He wasn't using anything to rotate through the ball. He's got to get back to using his legs."

• Left fielder Josh Willingham, on the DL with a left wrist contusion, is still sore and did not make the trip to Cleveland.

The team announced that Willingham did some light swinging in the batting cages on Monday, and that he took on a normal workload.

Aaron Hicks, on the seven-day concussion disabled list, felt good Monday and was back to work.

Hicks played catch and did some light hitting. He is eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday.

Stephen Ellsesser is a contributor to MLB.com.

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