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Touch 'Em All Podcast: Shifting philosophies
Touch 'Em All Podcast: Shifting philosophies On this episode of the Touch ‘Em All Podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore put a bow on spring training for the Twins. Topics includes Aaron Hicks, Mike Pelfrey, Torii Hunter and Mario Kart. [More]
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# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
80 Arcia, Oswaldo 6-0 210 OF
31 Burnett, Alex 27 6-0 210 RP
61 Burton, Jared 33 6-5 225 RP
30 Correia, Kevin 34 6-3 200 SP
21 Deduno, Samuel 31 6-3 190 SP
58 Diamond, Scott 6-3 220 LHP
18 Doumit, Ryan 6-1 220 C
20 Dozier, Brian - - SS
52 Duensing, Brian 32 5-11 205 RP
5 Escobar, Eduardo 26 5-10 173 3B
50 Fien, Casey 31 6-2 205 RP
25 Florimon, Pedro 28 6-2 180 SS
0 Fuld, Sam 5-10 - OF
35 Gardenhire, Ron 57 - - Mgr
44 Gibson, Kyle 27 6-6 207 SP
7 Guerra, Deolis 25 6-5 251 SP
72 Gutierrez, Carlos 6-3 230 RHP
12 Hermann, Chris 27 6-0 200 C
32 Hicks, Aaron 27 6-2 190 OF
45 Hughes, Phil 26 6-5 240 SP
49 Manship, Jeff 30 6-2 210 SP
7 Mauer, Joe 31 6-5 233 C
33 Morneau, Justin 33 6-4 233 1B
47 Nolasco, Ricky 32 6-2 223 SP
27 Parmelee, Chris 6-1 230 1B
37 Pelfrey, Mike 31 6-7 249 SP
90 Perkins, Glen 32 5-11 205 SP
43 Pinto, Josmil 34 5-11 210 C
24 Plouffe, Trevor 28 6-2 200 SS
1 Presley, Alex 29 5-10 190 LF
57 Pressly, Ryan 26 6-3 205 RP
22 Ramirez, Wilkin 29 6-2 231 LF
20 Roenicke, Josh 32 6-3 195 RP
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
32 Swarzak, Anthony 29 6-4 225 SP
56 Thielbar, Caleb 28 6-0 195 RP
59 Tonkin, Michael 25 6-7 220 RP
0 Walters, P.J. - - P
16 Willingham, Josh 6-2 230 OF
49 Worley, Vance 27 6-2 230 SP