Carlos Silva allowed two hits over five scoreless innings for
Minnesota in his first start since March 18, but reliever Jesse
Crain gave away a 4-0 lead.
Silva allowed one run or fewer for the third time in four spring
starts, though this outing was his longest.
Redman, coming off ineffective starts against the Tigers and Red
Sox, allowed four runs and eight hits -- including two homers -- in
Acquired from Oakland in the Jason Kendall trade, Redman
finished spring training with a 7.04 ERA, allowing 15 runs in 14
innings over his final three starts.
Jason Bartlett, told Thursday he will be the Twins' starting
shortstop, homered over the scoreboard in left-center in the first.
Juan Castro hit a two-run drive to almost the same spot an inning
later. Torii Hunter added an RBI double in the third, his second
double in two at-bats.
Pittsburgh placed RHP John Van Benschoten (shoulder
surgery) on the 60-day disabled list. He might miss the entire
season. OF Chris Duffy and C Ryan Doumit were officially optioned
to Triple-A Indianapolis, moves the Pirates announced several days
ago. ... The Pirates and Twins play again Saturday in Fort Myers
before leaving Florida for Monday openers. The Twins play in
Seattle, while the Pirates go home to face Milwaukee.