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Hellickson sets up Twitter account

ST. PETERSBURG -- After much persuasion from fellow starter David Price, Jeremy Hellickson joined Twitter on Saturday under the username @JHell58.

"I sent out a few tweets," Hellickson said. "It's kinda fast, it's hard to keep up with it."

Since joining on Saturday afternoon, Hellickson has earned just fewer than 3,000 followers. But he admitted he still isn't quite acclimated yet.

"I'm still figuring it [out], I have pretty much no idea," Hellickson said.

He joins many of his teammates on the popular social networking site, including third baseman Evan Longoria and infielder Elliot Johnson. Perhaps the most notorious tweeter, however, is Price, who is so involved that even his dog, Astro, has an account.

Price welcomed Hellickson to the site by tweeting, "everyone follow @JHell58...ROY...great teammate but even better amigo!! Follow him ahora por favor."

Hellickson is slated to start Monday's series opener against the Blue Jays. He is 4-0 on the season with a 2.77 ERA.

ST. PETERSBURG -- After much persuasion from fellow starter David Price, Jeremy Hellickson joined Twitter on Saturday under the username @JHell58.

"I sent out a few tweets," Hellickson said. "It's kinda fast, it's hard to keep up with it."

Since joining on Saturday afternoon, Hellickson has earned just fewer than 3,000 followers. But he admitted he still isn't quite acclimated yet.

"I'm still figuring it [out], I have pretty much no idea," Hellickson said.

He joins many of his teammates on the popular social networking site, including third baseman Evan Longoria and infielder Elliot Johnson. Perhaps the most notorious tweeter, however, is Price, who is so involved that even his dog, Astro, has an account.

Price welcomed Hellickson to the site by tweeting, "everyone follow @JHell58...ROY...great teammate but even better amigo!! Follow him ahora por favor."

Hellickson is slated to start Monday's series opener against the Blue Jays. He is 4-0 on the season with a 2.77 ERA.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.