Pitchers, catchers arrive at Twins camp

Pitchers, catchers arrive at Twins camp

Pitchers, catchers arrive at Twins camp
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Spring Training officially started for the Twins on Saturday, with 41 pitchers and catchers reporting to the Lee County Sports Complex.

Several pitchers, including Glen Perkins, Scott Baker, Brian Duensing, Carl Pavano, Matt Capps and Jason Marquis, participated in light workouts. The Twins, however, don't hold their first official workout until Sunday morning.

That first workout begins at 8:30 a.m. ET, with catchers going over signs with manager Ron Gardenhire. Later in the morning, pitchers are scheduled to work out and throw bullpen sessions with the seven catchers invited to camp -- Joe Mauer, Drew Butera, Chris Herrmann, Danny Lehmann, Dan Rohlfing, J.R. Towles and Rene Rivera.

Mauer is expected to be behind the plate in full gear, which is a change from last year, when he didn't start catching until early March due to offseason surgery on his left knee.

"I've been catching a little bit," Mauer said. "It'll be good to get the gear back on, running around with the guys. I caught Baker a little bit the other day. I try to limit as much bending down as I can, but I'm feeling good and I'm ready to go."