Twins’ Pitchers and Catchers Report Saturday
Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Fort Myers, Florida Saturday with the full squad required to report by Thursday February 23. Twins General Manager Terry Ryan says first baseman Justin Morneau and catcher Joe Mauer are both healthy. Ryan also says he expects the group of starting pitchers to succeed this season much like they did in 2010.
Carl Pavano has already been announced as the opening day starting pitcher for the Twins with Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano, Nick Blackburn and Jason Marquis expected to fill out the 5-man starting pitching staff. Brian Duensing is expected to begin the season pitching out of the bullpen for the Twins.