St. Peter: No plans to alter Target Field dimensions

St. Peter: No plans to alter Target dimensions

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins will not change the outfield dimensions at Target Field or the batter's eye in center field before next season, club president Dave St. Peter said Thursday.

The team has no plans to alter the heights of the outfield walls, and the black spruce trees that were behind the center-field wall in 2010 will also not be returning, St. Peter said. The trees were removed after the 2010 season after hitters complained they were a distraction.

"Like all aspects of Target Field, the Twins will continue to engage in regular review and study of playability issues such as these," St. Peter said an e-mail to reporters. "It remains our goal to ensure the best possible facility for our fans, players and staff."

The number of home runs increased at Target Field in 2012, as there were 2.05 homers per game there compared to 1.56 in 2011 and 1.43 in 2010.

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