Twins in for some extra workouts

  • Updated: February 27, 2012 - 9:44 PM

The team will spend the time working on fundamentals.

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Extra workouts in days ahead

FORT MYERS, FLA. - The Twins usually hold 10 days of workouts prior to the start of spring training games. After an awful year in the field last season, they added three extra days at this year's camp.

Those days are coming up Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, the Twins will play host to the Red Sox in a B game. Both teams have more than 30 pitchers in camp and need extra games to evaluate their arms.

The other two days, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire wants to hammer home everything they have worked on up to this point. He pledged late last year that he would address their defensive breakdowns in this camp. He'll use the extra three days as review sessions before the spring training games begin. The Twins actually will begin reviewing what they've worked on during practice on Tuesday.

"We'll work on some cutoffs and relays,'' Gardenhire said. "We're going to work on pickoff plays. All the stuff I want to keep touching on. All the fundamentals we'll be rehashing. We'll review everything [Tuesday] but also do some relays and cutoff stuff. So it's hard to simulate everything you do in the game, but you can do some by drills and that's what we're gonna try to do. Pop flies over the shoulder, running after balls. We'll do that the next few days.''

Last year, the Twins had trouble with rundowns during the opening series in Toronto, and the defense became a topic of discussion all season long. Especially the left side of the infield, where the coaching staff believed Danny Valencia should be getting to more balls and shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka failed to make routine plays.

Etc.

• Other than a slider that was belted over the fence by Josh Willingham, Glen Perkins looked sharp during live batting practice Monday. Perkins faced batters that included Willingham, Ben Revere and Denard Span. Joe Mauer caught.

• The Twins worked on relays and rundowns Monday. First base coach Jerry White posed as a baserunner. Alexi Casilla's throws were on the money during relays home.

• The Twins on Tuesday are expected to announce their pitching setup for the first days of spring games, including Thursday's B game.

Camp profile

Oswaldo Arcia

Age: 20

Position: outfielder

Tidbits: Arcia, who turns 21 in May, is the youngest player in camp but considered one of their top 10 prospects. ... He somewhat resembles Bobby Abreu. ... Last season was cut short by elbow surgery, but after batting .352 at Beloit, he was promoted to Class A Fort Myers as soon as he was activated. ... He needs to walk more, but the Twins believe he will hit and hit for some power as a corner outfielder.

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