Twins: Span ready to return Wednesday

It's up to Denard Span to tell manager Ron Gardenhire if he'll be "good to go" Wednesday against the Royals, but all signs point to Span playing for the first time since August 27th. Span told KFAN radio that he's been "bored" out of his mind and he's ready to get back on the field.
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Twins: Span hopes to play this week

Denard Span took batting practice on Wednesday and he believes he's getting closer to playing again. "If my shoulder is ready to go, I'm going to play; if it's not ready to go, there's nothing I can do about it," he said. Span's goal is to play in the upcoming series against Texas.

Denard Span back in Twins' lineup

His concussion symptoms gone, Twins center fielder Denard Span is back in a familiar spot. He's batting leadoff tonight, playing center field as Minnesota tries to end a 10-game losing streak.

Plouffe, Span provide heroics in 4-3 win over KC

Josh Willingham hit his 34th home run of the season and drove in a pair of runs but it was Trevor Plouffe and Denard Span providing the heroics in the late innings. Plouffe hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth and Denard Span hit a walk-off double in the tenth to give the Twins a 4-3 win.

Denard Span: Concussion symptoms gone

Twins center fielder Denard Span -- who missed most of last year with a concussion -- tells Fox Sports North that he’s feeling a “lot better.” Span says he has no complaints, and he’s not feeling any symptoms from the home plate collision that started his problems in early June.

Futuristic bridge construction: Giant robotic belt to place finished span

The Maryland Avenue Bridge over Interstate 35E just north of downtown St. Paul is coming down beginning July 13. The street will be closed until early or mid-September, when it reopens with a new bridge in place. Workers are building the new bridge at a nearby site, and in what might signal the future of bridge construction, a giant robotic conveyor belt will roll the span into place during a 12-hour window over two weekends in August.

Pawlenty’s portrait ready to be unveiled

On Tuesday, Pawlenty's portrait will officially join the 38 other former governor’s likenesses. Pawlenty is also scheduled to give his first, post-race interview in Minnesota since leaving the presidential race in August.

Morneau looks ready for Wednesday return

Justin Morneau is eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday and it's looking more and more like he'll be in the lineup when the Twins play the Tigers that night. The first-baseman took live batting practice for the first time in two weeks before Monday's game and says he's "optimistic" he'll be in the lineup soon.