FORT MYERS, Fla. - It’s been raining in Fort Myers, and one of the locals says more precipitation is on the way. Could arrive around noon.
For the Twins:
Denard Span CF
Tsuyoshi Nishioka 2B
Danny Valencia 3B
Luke Hughes DH
Jeff Bailey 1B
Jason Repko RF
Rene Tosoni LF
Steve Holm C
Alexi Casilla SS
Brian Duensing LHP
Sean Burnett, former Oriole Jim Hoey, Chuck James, Scott Diamond and Anthony Swarzak also are slated to pitch.
Besides Jeremy Guthrie and Rick VandenHurk, the Orioles brought along Armando Gabino, Wynn Pelzer, Adrian Rosario, Nick Bierbrodt, Alberto Castillo, Chris Jakubauskas and Mark Worrell.
Looking ahead, the Orioles will send Chris Tillman, Jason Berken, Josh Rupe and Chorye Spoone to Fort Myers tomorrow to face the Red Sox in a split-squad game. Boston will counter with John Lackey, Dan Wheeler, Randy Williams and Kyle Weiland.
Left-hander Zach Britton will start against the Yankees in Sarasota (yes, the game is airing on MASN), followed by Kevin Gregg, Jeremy Accardo, David Riske and Clay Rapada. Sergio Mitre, Adam Warren, D.J. Mitchell, Andy Sisco and Ryan Pope will pitch for the Yankees.
Brian Matusz and Justin Duchscherer are expected to make the trip to Clearwater on Tuesday to face the Phillies, who will send out Cole Hamels, Jose Contrerras, former Oriole Danys Baez, Brad Lidge, Antonio Bastardo, Andrew Carpenter and Dan Meyer.