Minnesota Twins (11-10) Vs Baltimore Orioles (12-5)
Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:05 EST
Vance Worley (5.63 ERA) vs. Steve Johnson (3.60 ERA)
Minnesota Twins Lineup
Aaron Hicks CF .333
Jamey Carroll 2B .281
Ryan Doumit C .229
Justin Morneau 1B .346 (played in the WBC for Team Canada and still ranks second on the team with 8 runs batted in)
Wilkin Ramirez DH .357
Chris Parmelee RF .261
Joe Benson LF .167
Eduardo Escobar 3B .333
Pedro Florimon SS .222 (this average needs to get closer to .250 by the time the regular season starts)
Vance Worley P 5.63 ERA
Pitchers Available for the Twins out of the pen: Jared Burton (5.79 ERA), Ryan Pressly (0.90 ERA), Casey Fien (4.26 ERA), Josh Roenicke (8.22 ERA) and Tim Wood (5.19 ERA).
Today marks the fourth of five meetings this spring between the Twins and Orioles. Minnesota is one and three vs Baltimore and is looking to rebound today with a strong pitching performance by starter Vance Worley. Worley is coming off a decent outing against the Tampa Bay Rays on March 11th where he allowed five hits in four innings of work.
Mike Berardino from the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Scott Diamond will throw 2 innings, 30 pitches vs class A competition Monday. He should be on track for a mid April return to the rotation.
Minnesota sends down seven players to their minor league camp: Outfielders Brian Dinkelman and Clete Thomas, Catcher Eric Fryer, Infielders Chris Colabello and Mark Sobolewski and World Baseball Classic pitchers Deolis Guerra and Shairon Martis. Doing so has shaved the roster down to 42 players left on the Major League squad.
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