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 reassign four. Your 2012 Twins roster looks set

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: April 1, 2012 - 11:39 AM

The Twins on Sunday reassigned infielders Brian Dozier and Brian Dinkleman, catcher J.R. Towles and righthander Casey Fien to the minor league camp.

That leaves the roster at 27 players....but wait!

That doesn't include righthanders Scott Baker and Jason Marquis. Baker will open the season on the disabled list. Marquis will be placed on a family emergency list because his daughter is still recovering after being injured in a bicycle accident.

Once those moves are made, the Twins will be at 25 players. So unless there's a late move....

Here are your 2012 Minnesota Twins

Catchers: Joe Mauer. Ryan Doumit

Infielders: Justin Morneau, Chris Parmelee, Alexi Casilla, Jamey Carroll, Danny Valencia, Luke Hughes, Sean Burroughs

Outfielders: Josh Willingham, Denard Span, Trevor Plouffe, Ben Revere

Starters: Carl Pavano, Francisco Liriano, Liam Hendriks, Nick Blackburn

Relievers: Matt Capps, Glen Perkins, Jared Burton, Brian Duensing. Matt Maloney, Alex Burnett, Jeff Gray, Anthony Swarzak


Denard Span, CF
Jamey Carroll, SS
Chris Parmelee, DH
Ryan Doumit, C
Danny Valencia, 3B
Sean Burroughs, 1B
Luke Hughes, 2B
Trevor Plouffe, RF
Ben Revere, LF

RHP Carl Pavano

Extra players: Jhonathan Goncalves, OF; Deibinson Romero, 3B; Estarlin De Los Santos, INF; James Beresford, SS; Josmil Pinto, C; Bobby Lanigan, RHP

Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
Cody Ross, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Ryan Sweeney, RF
Mike Aviles, SS

Vincente Padilla, RHP



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