SEATTLE -- With Minnesota heading to Arizona for Interleague Play against the D-backs this weekend, the Twins could potentially have a chance to visit with Hall of Famer and Twins legend Harmon Killebrew, who announced on Friday he was entering hospice care in Arizona, as his battle with esophageal cancer comes to an end.
But Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who is close with Killebrew, said he'll only visit if it's OK with Killebrew and his family.
"I think you read in his statement that his plan was to share with his family," Gardenhire said. "That being said, we'd love to go see Harmon if we get that opportunity. But I also have total respect [for] him wanting to spend moments with his family, too. And totally understand that. So if there would be an opportunity, I would love to go say, 'Hi,' but I also have total respect for being around your family, and keeping it as calm as you can down there."