KANSAS CITY -- The Twins placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the paternity list on Saturday, and recalled Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester to take his place on the roster.
Morneau's wife, Krista, delivered the couple's second child hours before Saturday's game against the Royals -- a boy weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 21 inches. Mourneau has a maximum of three days to be away from the team.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said Morneau will rejoin the Twins in Chicago for the White Sox series, but said he's not sure if Morneau will return Monday or Tuesday.
He's the second Twins player to be placed on the paternity list this season, as Josh Willingham also missed three days in late April to attend the birth of his third son.
Parmelee, meanwhile, hit .302 with four home runs and 18 RBIs in 28 games with Rochester. He entered Saturday's game against the Royals hitting .194 with two homers in 38 games with the Twins.
"Parmelee has been swinging well," Gardenhire said. "I talked to [Rochester manager] Gene Glynn today. He's hitting well against lefties and righties. So he's been playing really well. We have no issues with him coming up. He won't be overwhelmed and will be ready to go."
Span forced to leave game with dizziness
KANSAS CITY -- Twins center fielder Denard Span left Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Royals in the eighth inning because he was experiencing dizziness.
Span said he didn't feel well all game, but felt it the worst while chasing Lorenzo Cain's double to center field in the seventh.
"I was a little dizzy," Span said. "I wasn't feeling great a majority of the game. The inning before I chased Cain's ball and when I looked up I could feel my head spinning a little bit. I felt like I was moving in slow motion, so I felt it was best if I came out of the game."
Span, who dealt with dizziness last season after suffering a home-plate collision in early June, said he's hopeful that he'll be ready for Sunday's rubber game at Kauffman Stadium.
"This is probably the worst I've felt all year, but I'm going to go to sleep and hopefully I'll feel better [Sunday]," Span said. "I'm not too worried about it."
Span was replaced in center field by Ben Revere, who moved over from right. Darin Mastroianni entered to replace Revere in right.
Plouffe held out of Twins' lineup against KC
KANSAS CITY -- A day after bruising his right thumb swinging the bat, Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was held out of the lineup against the Royals on Saturday.
Jamey Carroll started at third base in his place, but manager Ron Gardenhire said Plouffe's thumb is feeling good enough that he could be used if necessary.
"He's not starting, but in an emergency we could probably put him in the infield somewhere," Gardenhire said. "I don't think he'll be swinging too awful much today."
Plouffe injured his thumb in the seventh inning of Saturday's game when he was jammed on an inside pitch from Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar. He's still considered day to day.
Fien enjoys his first victory against Royals
KANSAS CITY -- Reliever Casey Fien has pitched well since being called up from Triple-A Rochester on July 4 and was rewarded with his first Major League win on Friday against the Royals.
Fien tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the victory, which was his first in 16 big league appearances.
"It was pretty awesome," Fien said. "Going out there and throwing two scoreless innings in a close ballgame like that is pretty unreal."
Fien has yet to allow a run with the Twins this year, as he's thrown 8 1/3 scoreless innings. It's been a big improvement from his two stints with the Tigers, when he posted an 8.36 ERA in 11 appearances from 2009-10.
"This time I'm trying to enjoy it," Fien said. "I go out there and do my work and come in here and realize that the situation that I'm in, no one gets that. It's a little kid's dream, you know. Last time I was up with Detroit, I was trying to push myself and do too much, but now I'm just enjoying."