It’s Time For The First Full-Squad Workout

Posted on February 23rd, 2008 – 8:19 AM
By La Velle

The clubhouse buzzed early Saturday morning as the Twins prepared to hit the field – with all position players in camp.

Alexi Casilla’s bright smile lit up the clubhouse as he reported for camp after his arrival was in doubt because he missed his first visa appointment to tend to a family medical emergency.

Casilla flew from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Friday to Miami, where he caught a connecting flight to Fort Myers….

The heavy hitters have arrived.

Tony Oliva, Paul Molitor and Rod Carew are on hand for the first workout. Didn’t see Harmon Killebrew yet, but his jersey is hanging in a locker (no, I didn’t think about stealing it).

I couldn’t help but wonder what Carew was saying to Delmon Young when he stopped by his locker this morning. This is a great opportunity for Young to learn from the master….

I arrived at the ballpark a little after 7:30 eastern. The first two players in the batting cages were Justin Morneau and Carlos Gomez. Gomez definitely has attended the Jose Reyes school for perpetual smiling.

Will try to file an update after the workout, but today will be a long and busy one as most of the fields will be used and pitchers will embarrass hitters during live batting practice in a couple hours.

 

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