Right now Delmon Young is the odd man out.
Cuddyer can't play LF and Gardy seems determined to get him regular playing time so he should occupy most of the time in RF. Gomez has CF to himself right now...Span doesn't have enough defensive ability to supplant him and Pridie just doesn't have enough talent to do so. Gardy loves the way Span plays so he's going to get his time. Since he can't play CF and Cuddyer needs to be in RF, the only place to put him was in LF -- supplanting Young in the process.
Kubel can't hit lefties at all, so Young seems most likely to split time with him at DH. Young can also play either corner when either Cuddyer or Span need an off day.
Delmon Young-OF - Twins Dec. 5 - 9:42 am et
Asked Thursday about the Twins' crowded outfield, manager Ron Gardenhire replied that Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gomez and Denard Span "have to play every day" while Delmon Young is merely "in the mix."
"[Young] is a hell of a player, a hell of a talent," Gardenhire said. "But to me, those three guys should be your outfield and then you go from there." Twins fans who saw Young post a 741 OPS while playing poor defense may agree with Gardenhire, but it's still surprising to hear him say that publicly amid speculation that the team is looking to deal an outfielder. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Rockies have expressed interest in Young and the Twins have previously been linked to Garrett Atkins.
--Old posting, but it's still accurate.