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Target Field to undergo offseason makeover

Target Field is going to get a makeover this offseason, though it's unclear if that includes re-planting the spruce trees that debuted with the ballpark in 2010.

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While Major League Baseball gears up for the postseason, the teams not included are getting started on their offseason workload. For the Minnesota Twins, the list will include all manners of potential ways to improve the team, but it also includes a makeover for Target Field. According to the Star Tribune, the Twins are set to hold a news conference on Thursday to announce they are presenting plans to the Minnesota Ballpark Authority to upgrade the right field bleachers.

Some of the smallest changes you could think of have to go through the authority, and while it's not known for sure what the Twins are doing, it could be that they're looking to re-plant the spruce trees that previously sat behind the center field wall. When Target Field opened in 2010, there were 14 trees in front of the batter's eye, but hitters complained that they were a distraction, so the trees were removed prior to last season.

Fans liked having the trees around though, and while there's no official word on what's planned, perhaps the Twins have found a way to bring the trees back. Perhaps placing them off-center would be better for batters in general, which could be one way to get them back and appease the fans. The area has looked empty since their removal.

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