Thursday, March 29, 2007

Twins finalize 25-man roster

The Twins finalized their 25-man roster today after pitcher J.D. Durbin was claimed off waivers by Arizona and Josh Rabe was reassigned to minor league camp. Rabe will stay with the team through Saturday, when camp breaks.

Joe Mauer
Justin Morneau
Luis Castillo
Nick Punto
Jason Bartlett
Jeff Cirillo
Luis Rodriguez
Mike Redmond
Chris Heintz
Michael Cuddyer
Torii Hunter
Rondell White
Jason Tyner
Jason Kubel
Johan Santana
Boof Bonser
Ramon Ortiz
Sidney Ponson
Carlos Silva
Joe Nathan
Juan Rincon
Matt Guerrier
Jesse Crain
Dennys Reyes
Pat Neshek

Garza: "I'll be back"

Matt Garza said he wasn't surprised when Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told him he would start the season in Class AAA Rochester. Before a morning workout at minor league camp today, Garza said he was told he could be in Rochester "for a month, could be three months."

"They said they wanted me to be able to get in some innings," Garza said, "not pitch two innings here and, three days later, three innings there. I don't know ... I'll just do what I got to do to get back up there."

Garza said Gardenhire told him around 3:30, and the young right-hander packed quickly and walked down the street.

"It's kind of a good thing; I would have said stuff," Garza said. "I was seriously really upset. It's lucky I didn't say anything. I'll be OK. I'll do what I have to do. I'll be back."