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.

With roster settled, Twins start packing for Chicago

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: March 28, 2014 - 11:01 AM


Late start today, as manager Ron Gardenhire gave the team extra time off after long camp. Plus. with the charter for Chicago set to leave tomrorow, it gave players extra time to finish packing and bring bags to the equipment truck that departs for the Twin Cities on Saturday.

The only work left for the Twins is a little paperwork, as they eventually will send catcher Dan Rohlfing, the 26th man, to the minors. The roster is basically set.

After today, the Twins and Red Sox will play once more, at JefBlue Park down the street. Then the Twins are off to Chicago and the Red Sox are off to Baltimore to begin the regular season.

Dustin Pedroia was a late scratch from the Red Sox lineup because of illness.

Boston

Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
A.J. Peirzynski, C
Mike Napoli, DH
Jonny Gomes, LF
Mike Carp, 1B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Jacki Bradley, CF

Pitching: Felix Doubront, LHP

Twins

Jason Bartlett, RF
Joe Mauer, DH
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Josh Willingham, LF
Chris Colabello, 1B
Josmil Pinto, C
Aaron Hicks, CF
Eduardo Escobar, 2B
Pedro Florimon, SS

Pjil Hughes, RHP

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