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– A few Twins’ position players haven’t reported yet, otherwise the full spring training roster is present:
– Just like teammate Nick Burdi, Ryan O’Rourke is testing out a split change according to Mike Berardino. The lefty was effective against same handed batters but struggled against righties. O’Rourke is hoping the pitch will lead to more outs against righties. ““(O’Rourke) likes it, but you always have to be careful on that pitch, too,” Guardado said. “If you don’t have your mechanics right and you try to overthrow it because you like it, you’re going to have a lot of problems with that elbow. I told him that when he first started and before he went to winter ball.”
– Twins Daily posted a list of the Twins’ ten longest tenured players. It shouldn’t be too hard to guess who’s been with the Twins the longest…
– From TwinsCentric, Nick Nelson believes Nick Burdi could be the Twins’ future closer
– Manager Paul Molitor believes Phil Hughes will enjoy an improved 2016 after a mediocre 2015
– Carlos Quentin does not have an opt out built into his MiLB deal reports Neal III. “so he could be sent to the minors if he doesn’t make the team (and it’s a very long shot that he does). This is a curious camp addition. The Rochester outfield should consist of Max Kepler, Joe Benson and Darin Mastroianni… Not sure where Quentin will play, as he attempts a comeback.”
– Off the Baggy does not believe Eddie Rosario can sustain his 2015 offensive pace. He sees regression coming for Rosario but still thinks he slots in as the opening day left fielder.
– Sano picking things up where he left off:
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