Twins schedule 'B' game with Red Sox

Twins schedule 'B' game with Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins scheduled a "B" game with the Red Sox that will be held at 1 p.m. ET on March 1 at Hammond Stadium, Twins general manager Terry Ryan announced Monday.

The Twins, who have 66 players in big league camp, including 33 pitchers, are also looking to add one more "B" game. The Twins open Grapefruit League play against the Rays on March 3.

"That'll help both of us," Ryan said of the "B" game with Boston. "They have more pitchers than we do; they have 34, we have 33. So it will help both of us. Then, if we can get another one scheduled maybe a few days after that, that'll lead us into the split-squad March 10 at Pittsburgh. That will take care of some of the concerns about making sure every one of these guys gets a fair shake."

The Twins also might play at least one intrasquad game, considering they have so many pitchers on their roster. But Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the "B" game with the Red Sox is a good start.

"We're going to try to get nine innings out there," Gardenhire said. "We've got so much pitching, that'd be good. Probably one inning a piece, or two innings. The great thing about a 'B' game is you can roll innings over if a guy throws too many pitches. We can do whatever we want to."