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Twins must now consider a Plan B

Updated: March 25, 2010, 7:01 PM ET
By Buster Olney
Justin Morneau chatted as he devoured a turkey sub in front of his locker Saturday, and he recalled that when he got hurt last year, the Twins had the depth to fill the gap, with Michael Cuddyer sliding over to play first base and Delmon Young and Jason Kubel sharing in the outfield rotation.

The Twins also lost Kevin Slowey to an injury, and they had enough depth: Brian Duensing stepped in and did a great job, and Minnesota moved on. But Joe Nathan's torn ligament is seen within the Twins' clubhouse as being a little different. As Morneau said, there really isn't anybody else who can easily slide into Nathan's role and do what he has done for the Twins over the past five years.

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