For Span, a pure center fielder since the Twins drafted him, he is still adjusting to being back in right field. He said it's a position he hasn't played since high school.To help with the position switch, Span spent about a half-hour on Sunday morning taking fly balls in right field and working on fielding balls off the baggie. That extra session came after Span had shagged balls in right after Saturday's day game. It wasn't a lot of time to get adjusted to right field, a position Gardenhire admits can be difficult due to the baggie and the lights. But Span said he was starting to get a better feel for it. "I think that the more I'm out there, the more comfortable I'll get," Span said. "I felt better this morning than I felt yesterday when I took fly balls." Span's family will be on hand for his Major League debut. They caught an early-morning flight out of Tampa, Fla., on Saturday morning and actually beat Span to Minnesota. He said they will attend Sunday's game before flying back home. Despite all the added excitement of the day, Span said he's trying not to make too much out of the moment. "When I went to Minor League camp after being sent down, I really was feeling comfortable at the plate," Span said. "I'm going to try to keep the same mentality and don't go out there and try to do too much -- instead, just try to have some fun."
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.