Tagged: Mahay

Twins at Rays 3/25

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Joe Mauer was packing up this stuff in the clubhouse this morning for his first roadtrip of the spring. Actually it’s his first bus trip in spring since 2008 since he missed all of last spring. One reporter asked if he needed any help in remembering how to take bus trips. He laughed and said he knew where the bus was. His hope was just that he didn’t forget  to pack anything.

Ron Mahay was in the clubhouse this morning after arriving in Fort Myers, Fla. last night. He seemed happy to be back with the Twins and he said he’ll throw a bullpen today.

As for the injury updates:

Left-hander Jose Mijares said his bruised right hand was doing fine today after he took a liner off his glove during a Minor League outing on Wednesday. He said he’ll pitch Thursday.

Glen Perkins’ strained lower back is feeling much better, he said, and he is planning to play catch today.

Twins (11-8)

Denard Span, CF

Orlando Hudson, 2B
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B
Jason Kubel, DH
Delmon Young, LF
Jacque Jones, RF
J.J. Hardy, SS
Nick Punto, 3B
Pitching: LHP Francisco Liriano

Others scheduled to pitch: Brian Duensing, Kyle Waldrop

Rays (14-7)
Jason Bartlett, SS

Carl Crawford, LF
Ben Zobrist, 2B

Carlos Pena, 1B
B.J. Upton, CF

Pat Burrell, RF
Gabe Kapler, DH
Sean Rodriguez, 3B
Nevin Ashley, C

Pitching: LHP David Price

Others scheduled to pitch: Winston Abreu, Lance Cormier, Heath Phillips

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Twins vs. Marlins 3/24

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins announced this morning that they’d agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ron Mahay on a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League camp.

This will be the second stint with the Twins for Mahay, 38. He gave up two runs over nine innings (16 innings) with Minnesota late
last season after being designated for assignment by Kansas City in August.

The move appears to be an attempt by the club to add depth to the bullpen due to the loss of closer Joe Nathan. Mahay won’t be an option to close. But if the club should decide to shift other relievers in that role, Mahay could provide another lefty in the ‘pen.

Marlins (11-9)
Emilio Bonifacio, LF
Cameron Maybin, CF
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Jorge Cantu, 3B
John Baker, DH
Dan Uggla, 2B
Ronny Paulino, C
Brett Carroll, RF

Pitching: RHP Anibal Sanchez

Others scheduled to pitch: Leo Nunez, Tim Wood, Burke Badenhop

Twins (10-8)

Jacque Jones, RF

Alexi Casilla, SS
Jason Kubel, LF
Justin Morneau, 1B
Michael Cuddyer, CF
Jim Thomel, DH
Brendan Harris, 3B
Wilson Ramos, C
Matt Tolbert, 2B
Pitching: RHP Kevin Slowey

Others scheduled to pitch: Jose Mijares, Clay Condrey, Jon Rauch, Anthony Slama, Mike Maroth

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