Gardenhire satisfied with first full-squad workout
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins held their first full day of full-squad workouts on Saturday, and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was pleased with what he saw.
The day started with infielders taking fielding practice on Tom Kelly Field while outfielders worked on catching fly balls at Hammond Stadium. The pitchers started the day with fielding practice before transitioning to live batting practice.
A total of 13 pitchers threw live batting practice, including Vance Worley, Kyle Gibson, Scott Diamond, Mike Pelfrey, Kevin Correia, Trevor May and Anthony Swarzak.
"It went good today," Gardenhire said. "We talked about the timing of everything. It went exactly as planned. The drills were good. The infield was good over there. Everybody was working. We had PFPs and bunt plays. We had a few snafus here and there, but that's why we do it. They got their swings in and caught some groundballs. We got everybody on the field with live BP, so it was good to see."
Gardenhire was also happy that everyone made it through the first full day without any injuries. Second baseman Brian Dozier, who was limited by a sore back before Friday's official report date, was able to participate in all of the workouts.
"Dozier was out there and did his thing, so it was pretty much the whole program," Gardenhire said. "But tomorrow will be a better day. All these infielders were doing it for the first time, so we'll see how many are sore. But everything seemed to go good."