Updated: January 3rd, 2012 4:14pm
Twins invite 25 non-roster players to Fort Myers; Guardado to instruct

Twins invite 25 non-roster players to Fort Myers; Guardado to instruct

by Phil Mackey
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On Tuesday the Minnesota Twins announced 25 non-roster spring training invitees as well as a handful noteworthy spring training instructors.

The list of non-roster invitees includes 10 pitchers, five catchers, seven infielders and three outfielders:

LHP Phil Dumatrait
LHP Aaron Thompson
RHP Jason Bulger
RHP Jared Burton
RHP Sam Deduno
RHP Casey Fien
RHP Luis Perdomo
RHP Daryl Thompson
RHP P.J. Walters
RHP Brendan Wise

C Chris Herrmann
C Danny Lehmann
C Rene Rivera
C Dan Rohlfing
C J.R. Towles

INF Aaron Bates
INF Sean Burroughs
INF Ray Chang
INF Brian Dozier
INF Pedro Florimon
INF Michael Hollimon
INF/OF Steve Pearce

OF Matt Carson
OF Brian Dinkelman
OF Wilkin Ramirez

The Twins' major league coaching staff will also be joined during spring training by 10 minor league staff members as well as a few noteworthy former major leaguers: Eddie Guardado, Jim Kaat, Tom Kelly, Tony Oliva and Terry Steinbach, as well as National Baseball Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Paul Molitor.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Fort Myers on Feb. 18. Workouts begin on Feb. 19, with full-squad workouts kicking off on Feb. 24.

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