Dodgers opener with Twins postponed, rotation decision looming

Hannah Foslien

If weather allows, the Dodgers and Twins will play a day-night doubleheader on Thursday at Target Field.

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Dodgers game against the Twins on Tuesday has been postponed due to weather. The two clubs will now attempt to play a day-night doubleheader on Thursday.

The first game Thursday will be the regularly scheduled 10 a.m. PT game, with the nightcap at 4 p.m. PT.

Much of the same weather is expected in Minneapolis on Wednesday and Thursday, but if they get all three games in the Dodgers will need to make a rotation with their starting rotation.

If the Dodgers stick with Zack Greinke, Dan Haren and Josh Beckett against the Twins, the options for Sunday in Miami would be Greinke on short rest, Clayton Kershaw on short rest, or calling up someone from Triple-A Albuquerque like Matt Magill.

The Dodgers will need to make a decision to remove a pitcher for Kershaw likely on Monday anyway, so making said move on Sunday wouldn't be much of a stretch, with Magill or whomever getting optioned the next day for Kershaw.

Both the Dodgers and Twins will be able to use a 26th player on the active roster for Thursday's doubleheader, so that is another option for the fill-in starter. Magill and Stephen Fife both pitched for the Isotopes on Saturday, so they could pitch Thursday on regular rest.

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