Byung Ho Park arrived at the Twins complex Thursday morning, although it was for a sightseeing tour of the facility. The assumption is that Park will start working out in some manner — perhaps with weightlifting and agility drills — Friday.
Park was accompanied by Brian Maloney, the Twins' senior manager for the complex, and a representative from Park's sports agency.
Maloney guided Park through the dormitory and academy that is an impressive start for any player visiting the Twins' complex for the first time. The group then walked over to the minor league clubhouse and fields, where a score of players — mostly minor leaguers rehabbing from 2015 injuries — were getting loose and playing catch.
Phil Hughes and Glen Perkins, the veteran pitchers, were exceptions to this. They were playing catch. Park had met the pitchers at last weekend's TwinsFest and walked over to offer a greeting.
Perkins stared for an instant, then said: "I didn't recognize you right away. How are you? Did you come to hit home runs?''
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