Still well ahead of schedule in his return from Tommy John surgery, Mike Pelfrey is set to make his Minnesota Twins debut on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Dunedin.

The six-hour roundtrip bus ride might not be all that desirable, but Pelfrey plans to ride with his new teammates up and back rather than skip out early once his outing ends.

"I know some of those road trips might stink, but if it's my day, it's my day, and I'm going," Pelfrey said. "That doesn't bother me. It's all right."

Tuesday marks the Twins' only road game in a five-day span, but somehow the veteran right-hander drew the short straw.