Minnesota Twins Camp Report: Day Three

AlexAnalyst IFebruary 18, 2009

The Minnesota Twins are now up to day three in Fort Myers, and today, with the arrival of both Delmon Young and Denard Span, among a few others, the entire spring Major League roster is now in Florida—two days early.

Luis Ayala officially became a member of the team, but the move didn't come without any expense. The Twins were forced to free up a spot on the 40-man roster, and in the process, reliever Bobby Korecky was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks.

The loss isn't a terrible one, mainly because Korecky is already 29 and wouldn't have likely made the team anyways.

Not much else happened on day three of camp, but nonetheless, there are some minor notes as things begin to heat up.

** The Twins and Joe Crede are at an impasse according to La Velle. It would be a nice addition to the lineup, but not at $7 million. Eric Gagne drastically lowered his price by accepting a minor league deal, and if Crede is going to be a Twin, he'll need to do the same.

** Boof Bonser threw a bullpen session today even though it wasn't expected. The pain was still there, and he'll take it day-by-day. There is a chance this could linger into the season and allow someone else to capture a bullpen spot. Although right now it's far too early to tell.

** Francisco Liriano is officially staying in camp rather than playing for the Dominican in the WBC. There is still no word on whether or not other players will forego the event, mainly Luis Ayala (Mexico).