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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Spring Roster Update #1

Every Sunday from now until the start of the season, I'm going to put up a post with the state of the roster. I think the format will be pretty intuitive, but I'll try to explain it here in case it gets confusing. There are, of course, 25 roster spots available. Players with a number to the left of their names are in line to get one of those spots. Those players names will also appear in black (even if that player is just the "front-runner" in my mind for the position). Players who have a chance of making the roster will be listed in blue, immediately under the position they're most likely to get. Finally, until a player is officially cut from camp, he'll show up on this roster update, but players who have virtually no chance of making the team will appear in red.

Also, note that the last spot on the roster could go to either a pitcher (if the Twins decide to carry 12 of them), or a position player. As a result, I'm putting that at the very end of the post, and a mix of pitchers and position players will be listed as competing for that spot.

Remember as well that this is not necessarily the list of players who I would place on the roster if I were Terry Ryan. This is how I think the roster is actually shaping shape.

The reason I'll be posting this once a week is that it can, and will change. As players have poor performances, or develop injuries, or are cut, the list will change. Check back each Sunday (hopefully by noon CT) for the update.


Starting Pitcher - 1 - Johan Santana
Starting Pitcher - 2 - Boof Bonser
Starting Pitcher - 3 - Carlos Silva
Starting Pitcher - 4 - Ramon Ortiz
Starting Pitcher - 5 - Sidney Ponson
Glen Perkins

Matt Garza
Scott Baker
J.D. Durbin
Kevin Slowey
Jeremy Cummings
Errol Simonitsch
Alexander Smit
Oswaldo Sosa
Brad Voyles
Closer - 6 - Joe Nathan
Setup - 7 - Juan Rincon
Bullpen 3 - 8 - Pat Neshek
Bullpen 4 - 9 - Dennys Reyes
Bullpen 5 - 10 - Jesse Crain
Bullpen 6 - 11 - Matt Guerrier
Ricky Barrett
Julio DePaula
Jose Mijares
Tristan Crawford

Catcher - 12 - Joe Mauer
First Base - 13 - Justin Morneau
Second Base - 14 - Luis Castillo
Third Base - 15 - Nick Punto
Shortstop - 16 - Jason Bartlett
Left Field - 17 - Rondell White
Center Field - 18 - Torii Hunter
Right Field - 19 - Michael Cuddyer
Des. Hitter - 20 - Jason Kubel
Backup Catcher - 21 - Mike Redmond
Chris Heintz
Jeff Christy
Jose Morales
Korey Feiner
Brad King
Corner Infielder - 22 - Jeff Cirillo
Glenn Williams
Garrett Jones
Middle Infielder - 23 - Luis Rodriguez
Alejandro Machado
Alexi Casilla
Tommy Watkins
Gil Velazquez
Backup Outfield - 24 - Jason Tyner
Josh Rabe
Denard Span

Misc. Reserve - 25 - Mike Venafro (LHP)
Randy Choate (LHP)
Ken Harvey (1B/DH)
Matt LeCroy (DH/1B/C)
Lew Ford (OF)
Carmen Cali (LHP)
Jason Miller (LHP)
J.D. Durbin (RHP)

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