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Slama to have MRI on elbow: Twins vs. Cardinals 3/7

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Right-hander Anthony Slama is scheduled to have an MRI on his right elbow Monday.

Slama last pitched a week ago and he said he’s been experiencing some discomfort in his elbow since then. His hope is that the MRI comes back clean and he’ll back throwing in 2-3 days.

No other injury updates so far this morning. I’ll pass along more if we I find anything out later.

The Twins will try to continue their five-game spring winning streak against a Cardinals team that’s sans Albert Pujols today, since the slugger didn’t make the trip.

Cardinals (5-3)

Skip Schumaker, 2B
Ryan Theriot, SS
Colby Rasmus, CF
Lance Berkman, DH
Allen Craig, RF
Mark Hamilton, 1B
Yadier Molina, C
David Freese, 3B
Jon Jay, LF
Pitching: RHP Jake Westbrook

Others scheduled to pitch: Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Trever Miller, Blake King, Adam Ottavino

Twins

(6-2)
Denard Span, CF
Matt Tolbert, SS
Jason Kubel, RF
Jim Thome, DH
Luke
Hughes, 3B
Jeff Bailey, 1B
Rene Rivera, C
Ben Revere, LF
Trevor Plouffe, 2B
Pitching: RHP Scott Baker

Others scheduled to pitch: Jose Mijares, Joe Nathan, Glen Perkins, Carlos Gutierrez, Phil Dumatrait

Let’s do it again: Target Field exhibition game #2

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins were able to take batting practice on their home field for the first time on Saturday morning. The sun is shining and it’s an absolutely beautiful early spring day here in the Twin Cities.

One day after getting their first real glimpse of Target Field, the Twins players are still shaking their heads and trying to convince themselves that this is real. Many were saying how they wish they could stay here and play the opener, but tonight they’ll board a plane for Los Angeles to start the season with four games against the Angels.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said that Clay Condrey (sore right arm) threw 25 pitches in a Minor League game yesterday in Fort Myers, Fla. He reported feeling good afterward and he’ll join the team in Anaheim.

Cardinals (15-13)
Skip Schumaker, 2B

Brendan Ryan, SS
Albert Pujols, 1B
Matt Holliday, LF
Colby Rasmus, CF
Ryan Ludwick, RF
David Freese, 3B
Nick Stavinoha, DH
Jason LaRue, C

Pitching:LHP Jaime Garcia

Twins (15-14)

Denard Span, CF

Orlando Hudson, 2B
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B

Michael Cuddyer, RF
Jim Thome, DH
Delmon Young, LF
J.J. Hardy, SS
Brendan Harris, 3B
Pitching: RHP Kevin Slowey

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Welcome to Target Field: Exhibition game #1

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s finally here.

The Twins will get their first test run of their new ballpark tonight in an exhibition contest against the Cardinals.

There was rain a little earlier in the afternoon, forcing the Twins to shorten a quick fielding session on the field. But now the sun is starting to peak out and the expectation is for baseball tonight.

The Twins are running out their Opening Day lineup for the contest and before the team took the field, manager Ron Gardenhire announced that Jon Rauch will be his closer. More on that later.

For now, here are the lineups for tonight.

Cardinals (14-13)
Skip Schumaker, 2B

Brendan Ryan, SS
Albert Pujols, 1B
Matt Holliday, LF
Colby Rasmus, CF
Ryan Ludwick, RF
Felipe Lopez, DH
David Freese, 3B
Matt Pagnozzi, C

Pitching:RHP Kyle Lohse

Twins (15-13)

Denard Span, CF

Orlando Hudson, 2B
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B

Michael Cuddyer, RF
Jason Kubel, DH
Delmon Young, LF
J.J. Hardy, SS
Nick Punto, 3B
Pitching: RHP Carl Pavano

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