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Twins Spring Training 2012: Francisco Liriano Impressive In Grapefruit League Play

The Minnesota Twins have certainly had some bright spots during Grapefruit League play this spring in which the Twins are 13-12 heading into play on Monday.

Perhaps most impressive has been the pitching of Francisco Liriana. In five starts, Liriano has pitched 18 innings, surrendering just four runs on 10 hits. Matt Maloney has also pitched well out of the bullpen, allowing five hits and no runs in 11.1 innings of relief.

Michael Holliman has surprised some with his spring efforts, recording nine hits in 19 at-bats while trying to earn himself a spot on the team as a utility player. Luke Hughes leads the team with 15 hits and 13 RBI, while hitting .385. Hughes, a second basemen, played 96 games last season with the Twins, hitting .223 with a .636 OPS.

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