Joe is "scheduled to make his return to action at catcher against the Padres on Friday, after missing 57 games with bilateral leg weakness. Outfielder Brian Dinkelman was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Mauer on both the 25-man and 40-man rosters." End of speculation as to when. Apparently he's playing tomorrow. As is Perkins according to MLB.com: "He was activated from the disabled list after Thursday's 1-0 win over the White Sox, and on Friday, he'll get his chance to be a part of the Twins' current success. Fellow left-hander Chuck James was optioned to Triple-A Rochester to make room for him on the 25-man roster."