La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs. He attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and other hosts. Mark Rosen borrows him occasionally for WCCO-TV.

Twins camp Day 3: Willingham, Arcia report

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: February 19, 2014 - 8:38 AM

Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia reported to camp today and the clubhouse continues to fill up prior to the first full-squad workout on Saturday. Jason Kubel is in town and is expected to work out tomorrow.

Arcia looks like he's lost a little weight. As for Willingham, nothing has changed. He's built like a battleship.

I provided an update yesterday on the Johan Santana yesterday and expressed doubt that a deal would happen. After checking around this morning, there's a chance it could still happen. Makes too much sense for Santana to train at the Lee County Sports Complex.

Miguel Sano and Kennys Vargas keep calling me, ``Papi.'' Is that a compliment?

Here's the pitching schedule for today:

Group 1: Burton, Thielbar, Meyer, Gilmartin, Pressly

Group 2: Perkins, Tonkin, Fien, Nolasco, Hoffman

Group 3: Duensing, Hughes, Guerrier, Deduno, Thompson

Check back this afternoon for more updates from camp. And, if Jim Souhan and I are still speaking to each other, we'll have a video up as well.

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