The Minnesota Twins announced that they will have 25 extra players that aren't currently on the roster in training camp when Spring Training opens up in Fort Meyers, Fla., next month. There aren't a lot of big name prospects, but the most familiar faces are probably going to be the special instructors in Florida to help out.
Twins announced Eddie Guardado, Tom Kelly, Tony Oliva, Paul Molitor, Rod Carew, Jim Kaat and Terry Steinbach will all be in Fort Meyers when training camp kicks off on Feb. 18 to help coach the following prospects:
There will be 10 non-roster pitchers, including left-hander Phil Dumatrait, who split the 2011 season between Minnesota and Triple-A Rochester. Other pitchers include Jason Bulger, Jared Burton, Samuel Deduno, Casey Fien, Luis Perdomo, Daryl Thompson, P.J. Walters and Brendan Wise.
The five catchers who will be in camp are prospects Chris Herrmann, Daniel Rohlfing and Danny Lehmann, former Astros catcher J.R. Towles and 2011 Twins backstop Rene Rivera.
The seven infielders are Aaron Bates, Sean Burroughs, Ray Chang, Brian Dozier, Pedro Florimon Jr., Mike Hollimon and Steve Pearce.
Among the three outfielders invited are Matt Carson, Brian Dinkelman and Wilkin Ramirez.
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