Last go around in Sarasota

After a two-day break, I’m back on the beat again and here for the Twins final game in Sarasota since the Reds are moving their Spring Training to Arizona next year.

I know all of us beat writers will miss the short drive to Sarasota (yes, an hour and 15 minute drive is short for us from Fort Myers). And the hope is that if they can’t bring in another team to Fort Myers, they might be able to attract one here in Sarasota.

All right back to baseball, Carlos Gomez says that his back is feeling much better and that he could have played earlier this week but the training staff felt it was best to wait. He’ll back in the lineup tomorrow.

Joe Mauer had a glove in his hand today as he went to work out with strength and conditioning coordinator Perry Castellano. Not sure what that means exactly in terms of his program right now but it’s certainly a positive sign.

Also, manager Ron Gardenhire said that the team will make another set of cuts on Friday morning. With just a little over a week remaining of camp, my guess is there will be a significant amount of moves.

Here are the lineups –

Twins
Denard Span, CF
Alexi Casilla, 2B
Brendan Harris, 3B
Justin Morneau, 1B
Michael Cuddyer, RF
Delmon Young, LF
Mike Redmond, C
Nick Punto, SS
Nick Blackburn, P

Reds
Willie Taveras, CF
Jerry Hairston, Jr, SS
Joey Votto, 1B
Brandon Phillips, 2B
Jay Bruce, RF
Jeff Keppinger, 3B
Chris Dickerson, LF
Ramon Hernandez, C
Micah Owings, P

 

1 Comment

Don’t let them cut too many, Kelly… I’m flying down Friday for most of the last week of games and I’d like to see a couple of the kids! :)

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