Minnesota Twins Morning News: Spring Training Day Eleven
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– The Minnesota Twins won the first spring game of 2016. They bested the Red Sox at JetBlue Park by a score of 7-4. Our Brian Mozey looked at the most important takeaways from the contest last night.
– Yes Byung Ho Park struck out 3 times in his North American baseball debut but before you press the panic button, there have been a few other players in baseball history to strike out 3 times in a game:
Some of them turned out ok. Maybe Byung Ho will too.
– Miguel Sano didn’t have any missteps in right field. That may have had something to do with the fact that no balls were hit in his direction. Nevertheless, no news is good news right? Paul Molitor was keeping a close eye on Sano during the game.
– The remainder of the Twins pre-arbitration agreements have come out as per the Pioneer Press: “Set to make the big-league minimum of $507,500 if they reach the majors this year: pitchers J.T. Chargois, Pat Dean, Yorman Landa, Mason Melotakis, Alex Meyer, Taylor Rogers, Randy Rosario and Mike Strong along with catcher John Hicks and outfielders Max Kepler and Adam Brett Walker II.”
– David Ortiz sees reminders of himself in Kennys Vargas. Ortiz also struggled to find his place in the Majors. Ortiz has taken an interest in Vargas and befriended him. ‘ “He was in my spot years and years ago,” Vargas said. “He just trusted in himself, and he found a spot and (won) three World Series.” ‘
– Tyler Duffey will start for the Twins tomorrow night at home in Fort Myers. Expect to see more of the regulars in the lineup. Tomorrow’s game will be televised on FSN1. For a full schedule of what games will be shown see here.
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