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Updated: March 27th, 2011 3:11pm
Twins finalize 25-man roster

Twins finalize 25-man roster

by Phil Mackey
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After Sunday morning's announcement that infielder Luke Hughes and right-handers Jim Hoey and Anthony Slama have been optioned to Triple-A Rochester, the Minnesota Twins have finalized the 25-man roster.

As of Sunday afternoon, left-hander Scott Diamond's status was still up in the air. The Twins were in the process of talking to the Atlanta Braves about possibly swinging a trade to keep Diamond in the organization.

Manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed, however, that right-hander Jeff Manship did indeed nab the final bullpen spot.

In the end, there were very few -- if any -- surprises.

Starting pitchers

RHP Carl Pavano
LHP Francisco Liriano
RHP Nick Blackburn
RHP Scott Baker
LHP Brian Duensing


RHP Joe Nathan
RHP Matt Capps
LHP Jose Mijares
RHP Kevin Slowey
RHP Jeff Manship
LHP Dusty Hughes
LHP Glen Perkins


Justin Morneau
Tsuyoshi Nishioka
Alexi Casilla
Danny Valencia
Matt Tolbert


Delmon Young
Denard Span
Michael Cuddyer
Jason Kubel
Jason Repko

Designated hitter

Jim Thome


Joe Mauer
Drew Butera

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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