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St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 25, 2015
Twins: Nearly all present and accounted for

Twins: Nearly all present and accounted for

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Typically general manager Terry Ryan and the Twins manager will address the entire clubhouse on the morning of the first full-squad workout.

Pelfrey shows off high-altitude training mask

Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey was able to simulate high altitude training this offseason thanks to this device

Twinsights: Paul Molitor pleased to see bulk of position players report early

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Typically general manager Terry Ryan and the Twins manager will address the entire clubhouse on the morning of the first full-squad workout. This year, however, Major League Baseball will use Saturday morning to deliver a 90-minute presentation on domestic violence, so the Twins will have to adjust. Ryan and first-year manager Paul Molitor will deliver their closed-door address on Friday morning, the mandatory report date for Twins position players. Friday will remain an optional workout day for position players, as the Collective Bargaining Agreement states, but nearly...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 25, 2015
Twins: Ricky Nolasco's sinker draws raves from Phil Hughes

Twins: Ricky Nolasco's sinker draws raves from Phil Hughes

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ricky Nolasco's name was conspicuously absent from Wednesday's bullpen schedule, but there's no cause for alarm.

Twinsights: Alex Meyer leaves camp after grandfather's death

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer left camp on Wednesday afternoon to travel home to Greensburg, Ind., after the death of his paternal grandfather. Don Meyer, 77, died this week. He was the eponymous founder of Don Meyer Ford, the family’s auto dealership now run by Dave Meyer, Alex’s father. Alex Meyer, 25, will attend a memorial service for his grandfather later this week in his hometown outside Indianapolis and plans to return to workouts with the Twins by Sunday morning. Meyer threw his second bullpen this week on Wednesday, working this time with all-star catcher...

Twinsights: A Jason Kubel update from brother-in-law Michael Tonkin

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Former Twins outfielder Jason Kubel hasn’t officially retired, but he has yet to secure a contract for 2015. “He’s not actively seeking anything,” said Twins reliever Michael Tonkin, Kubel’s brother-in-law. Kubel, 32, hit just .224 in 45 games (176 plate appearances) for the Twins last season before being released after the June signing of Kendrys Morales. Along with Jason Bartlett and Matt Guerrier, Kubel was brought in for 2014 in hopes to providing a veteran presence in the Twins clubhouse. Bartlett retired in April. Guerrier was released in July and has yet...

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco feels 'a lot better' than in his Twins debut season

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ricky Nolasco’s name was conspicuously absent from Wednesday’s bullpen schedule, but there’s no cause for alarm. As it turns out, the Twins right-hander threw on Monday morning when he wasn’t supposed to throw for another day. “Somebody told me that I was in their group, so I was just following them,” Nolasco said Wednesday morning. “I guess I wasn’t supposed to throw. This will get me back on schedule, and I’ll throw (Thursday).” Nolasco was informed of the mixup on Tuesday, but it’s no big deal. Monday’s session actually gave Phil Hughes a chance...

Pitchers, catchers and a toddler in Fort Myers

Twins pitchers and catchers continued their workouts Tuesday morning, February 24, 2015 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, FL.

Hicks making friends; full squad nearly complete

Mauer takes part in first workout; Vargas lone 40-man player not in camp

Ryan and the Twins happy he's back in Florida

The general manager is glad to be back in Florida.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 24, 2015

Twins' rotation takes aim at rarity: 1,000 innings

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Veteran pitcher James Shields, upon his recent arrival in San Diego, wasted no time in setting a lofty goal for the Padres' rotation.

Twins insights and bold predictions from La Velle E. Neal III

Rookie Alex Meyer will make the rotation, Twins beat writer says

Santana happy with first bullpen session

Twins starter Ervin Santana said he tried to keep the ball down during his first throwing session as a Twin.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 24, 2015
Twins: Spring training clubhouse has different look

Twins: Spring training clubhouse has different look

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The potential benefits of a new spring clubhouse seating arrangement are showing up already.

Twinsights: Paul Molitor explains thinking behind new clubhouse arrangement

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The potential benefits of a new spring clubhouse seating arrangement are showing up already. In one corner of the clubhouse, veteran pitcher Ricky Nolasco is now stationed near Latin position players such as Eduardo Nunez, Danny Ortiz, Eddie Rosario, Danny Santana and Kennys Vargas. Down at the far end, closest to the player entrance, you’ll find Torii Hunter holding court daily in Outfielders Row with locker neighbors Aaron Hicks and Byron Buxton. “We talked about clubhouse arrangement this year, integrating pitchers and position players a little bit more,”...

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