Decisions on position players could be finalized today.
With only another week to go before the Twins open against the Angels in Minneapolis, a few questions still remain in regards to who will be coming north. While Monday will likely decide the immediate fates of position players rather than pitchers, decisions still need to be handed down in regards to the following roster spots and players:
Center Field: Denard Span, Carlos Gomez
Backup Infielder: Brian Buscher, Matt Tolbert
Starting Pitcher: Francisco Liriano, Phil Humber, Nick Blackburn
Relief Pitcher: Jesse Crain, Brian Bass, Nick Blackburn
With 14 pitchers still listed on Minnesota's active roster, two of the above will be sent to Rochester. Current pitching staff (3 spots available):
With the Twins likely bringing 12 pitchers, two position player spots are still up for grabs. Current position players:
Pos Starters Pos Bench
C Mauer BC Redmond
1B Morneau BOF Monroe
2B Harris BIF Punto
3B Lamb BIF TBA
Buscher's inability to shake Tolbert for the second backup infielder slot has kept that competition open, but a decision between those two and Span/Gomez should be determined today. Updates will be posted here when announced.