{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"event":["spring_training" ] }

Harden, newcomers step up on mound

|

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins got their first look at a few new additions to their pitching staff, as newcomers Vance Worley, Rich Harden, Kevin Correia and Alex Meyer threw their first official bullpen sessions of the spring on Wednesday.

Pitching coach Rick Anderson supervised the bullpen sessions that were timed at about seven minutes each. Several top prospects also took part, such as Kyle Gibson, B.J. Hermsen and Jose Berrios.

But the bullpen session had a special significance for Harden, who was excited about how he felt considering he had shoulder surgery at this time last year and didn't pitch in '12.

"It felt pretty good," said Harden, who is trying to make the club as a non-roster invite. "It was fun. It was good to get back out there. I'm hoping it'll feel the same when I start facing hitters. I threw mostly fastballs because I'm trying to get that feel back."

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire didn't get a chance to watch the bullpen sessions because he was working with pitchers on another field, but he said the club had to change its usual plans with so many pitchers in camp this year.

"We've altered it because we have 32 healthy pitchers," Gardenhire said. "We have four groups so we added another field, another group and we're doing a few different things on it. We're going to do a few different things during batting practice, live BP and all that. We're changing it up a little bit.''

{"event":["spring_training" ] }
{"event":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español