It’s the Houston Astros.

After an eventful day across Major League Baseball — and for the Twins, who clinched their second straight American League Central title by virtue of a Chicago White Sox loss — the playoff field is now set. The Twins finished with the same record as the Oakland Athletics, but drew the No. 3 seed because the Athletics held a better record within their division.

Now that they know their opponent, the Twins will have until Tuesday morning to set their 28-man playoff roster, and both president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and manager Rocco Baldelli have said that some of their final decisions would come down to their opponent.

Injuries to both third baseman Josh Donaldson and center fielder Byron Buxton will be considerations, but the Twins have expressed optimism that they could be back by Tuesday’s Wild Card Series opener at Target Field, which will begin at 1 p.m.

Donaldson left Friday night’s game with a right calf cramp — he strained that same calf and missed a month of play earlier in the season — and Buxton was hit with a pitch on the helmet and has been dealing with mild concussion symptoms. Baldelli said on Sunday morning that he had spoken with Buxton, who felt better than he did a day earlier. Donaldson spent all of Saturday in the training room, and Baldelli expected more of the same for him on Sunday.

Newsletter signup for email alerts

“We’re not going to probably be able to say anything definitive on either guy for a little while,” Baldelli said.

Falvey said earlier in the weekend that they had a couple ideas about the final spot or two that would come down to who they faced. Factors to consider, he said, included handedness, as well as potentially the way to use position players based on how their opponent might deploy their bullpen.

The Twins currently plan on having Kenta Maeda start Game 1 and Jose Berrios start the second game. Michael Pineda is lined up to start the third game.

Rich Hill, who started on Sunday, and Jake Odorizzi who is on the injured list but nearing full health, could also play a role in the series, potentially in relief, though Hill did throw 93 pitches in his final tune-up, which affects his availability. Odorizzi has been dealing with a blister but has been throwing and expressed confidence Sunday that he’d be ready to go while playing coy about his potential role in the best-of-three Wild Card Series.

“One of the more interesting discussions that we don’t really have during the regular season very often, yeah, you have the three starters that you’re going to set aside, but then also how you possibly may or may not use other starters that you have in the best possible way,” Baldelli said. “Is that length? Is that higher leverage situations? And do you prepare guys to do that if they’re going to be lined up to do that?”

The Twins didn’t know they would face the Astros until the result of their game on Sunday was final. Had they beaten the Reds on Sunday, they would have drawn the White Sox in the first round, instead, a team with which they are much more familiar.

“We’re going to start sitting down and spending some time on the Astros, but today’s game was focused on getting to this point, where we could say we’re able to win the division, and then we’ll get ready for the next opponent,” Baldelli said. “So that’s where we’re at, and we might even take another hour or so and maybe have a little party.”