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BREAKFAST LINKS: Bartlett, Presley, Willingham, Neil Young

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Soundtrack: "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere," Neil Young


  • Spring Training Positive: Kevin Correia gave up one run in five innings of work.
  • Spring Training Negative: The offense sucked rocks again in a 4-1 loss.
  • Spring Training Real Negative: Josh Willingham is batting .051.
  • Remember when the Twins said there were no scholarships anymore and you were going to have to earn your spot in spring training? Anyway, Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel made the 25-man roster. Bartlett went 3-for-35 this spring, while Kubel professionally hit .195.
  • Per David Dorsey, Gardy said Bartlett made the cut because of his baserunning and his addition to the clubhouse's chemistry.
  • If we're going full-on getting-the-band-back-together, Jason Pridie just got reassigned to AAA-ball by the Rockies.
  • Mike Berardino has reactions from Alex Presley and Rob Antony about the former's being placed on waivers and landing in Houston. Read to the end, as Berardino notes that Oakland's OF Michael Taylor might become available in the coming days and be on the Twins' radar.
  • Phil Miller also mentions Darin Mastroianni as a possibility.
  • Taylor or Mastroianni (or some other option) will be on Minnesota's radar because, absent Presley, if Aaron Hicks gets hurt or is as inept as he was at the start of 2013, the other centerfield options are Eduardo Escobar and Bartlett. You'll notice that they're infielders.
  • So, yeah.