ANAHEIM -- Former Twins center fielder Torii Hunter went to breakfast
with Twins outfielders Denard Span and Ben Revere before Wednesday's
game at Angel Stadium.
"We hung out, ate breakfast this morning, talked trash, talked about
life -- not too much about baseball," said Hunter, who played parts of
11 seasons in Minnesota. "I was just trying to get to know Ben a
little and catch up with Denard; I hadn't talked to him in a while."
Hunter talked about how he tried to help groom Span for his role in
center field, which he learned from Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, and
that Span is now doing the same for Revere, who is in his rookie
"That's one thing I always told Denard, 'Make sure you share it,
whatever it may be. Help the next guy,'" Hunter said. "When I was
talking to Ben, he said, 'Denard has already told me that.' So it's
like a domino effect."
Span also made sure to tell Revere that he was proud of the way he
handled center field in his absence, as Span missed nearly two
months with a concussion suffered June 3 before returning to action
"I just wanted to clear the air with him just in case, because there's
a lot of stuff that's been written about me and him, me vs. him, and
it ain't that," Span said. "If anybody is happy for him, it's me, and
I told him that."