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The temperature headed toward 50 degrees today. Snow is melting everywhere. The sun even peeked out a couple times this afternoon.

The conditions are something these Twins haven't been used to in awhile.

"It's amazing," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "A 40-degree game in Florida, you would be shivering. Yesterday, everyone was somewhat overjoyed to be out there with one less layer."

Enjoy it while you can.

Winter's grip on this area will tighten over the weekend with a weather system that promises to dump a lot of something on the area. Folks at Target Field are half-jokingly wondering if this will be one-game series - instead of the four that are scheduled - against their AL Central rivals, the White Sox.

And that is factoring in some of their decisions.

Indications are the righthander Phil Hughes will not be brought up to start tomorrow. Molitor hinted at the club wanting to, "keep our rehab guys pitching the best way they can." Hughes in penciled in to start on Saturday for Class A Fort Myers as he works his way back from a left oblique strain. And pitchers at Rochester have been thrown off schedule because their first three games were postponed. Still, lefthander Adalberto Mejia, who threw 24 pitches on Monday, could be summoned to start on Friday.

And Molitor added that Friday will not be a bullpen game, in which a relay of relievers are used.

"We will have someone to pitch for that game," was all Molitor would say today.

But the Twins aren't confident about playing Friday.

"Tomorrow is not looking good," he said. "There could be two different kind of days, but they are both going to be nasty, from what I understand."

White Sox

Yoan Moncada, 2B
Avisail Garcia, RF
Jose Abreu, 1B
Matt Davidson, DH
Nicky Delmonico, LF
Yolmer Sanchez, 3B
Tim Anderson, SS
Omar Navarez, C
Adam Engel, CF

Lucas Giolito, RHP


Twins

Brian Dozier, 2B
Joe Mauer, 1B
Miguel Sano, 3B
Eddie Rosario, 3B
Logan Morrison, DH
Eduardo Escobar, SS
Max Kepler, RF
Byron Buxton, CF
Jason Castro, C

Jose Berrios, RHP