March 18, 2007

Span Sent to AAA

This morning, according to La Velle, the Twins optioned outfielder Denard Span to AAA. We knew the move was coming, but I thought maybe he'd stay up in camp a little longer. Anyways, he had a great spring at major league camp and definitely impressed the coaches. I'll leave it to La Velle to tell the rest:


"He’s got good speed (although he needs to steal more bases) has a sold arm and plays a solid center field. He’s made progress offensively, but his next step will be an important one: learning the drive the ball more.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has had nothing but praise for Span this spring. With Torii Hunter’s future with the Twins unclear after this season, the Twins have someone nearly ready to play center in 2008. Span will never have the power Hunter has, but he’s a different type of player
anyway."


Update:
The Twins cut four more players after the game today:
Kevin Slowey
Carmen Cali
Jason Miller
Jeremy Cummings

According to La Velle, Slowey being sent to the minors has nothing to do with his performance today.