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Puerto Rico squad features Twins prospects


FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins prospects Jose Berrios and Eddie Rosario both saw action for Team Puerto Rico in an exhibition game with the Twins on Wednesday.

"They were good," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "All we saw here was Rosario getting hits. I told him I'd kick his butt if he got a hit, but he did anyway. And Berrios was winging it just like he did with us. He just let it fly. So good for them. I bet they had the time of their lives standing over there with some pretty good players in that dugout."

Berrios, ranked as the club's No. 9 prospect by MLB.com, threw a scoreless inning in relief. The right-hander struck out one and allowed a single to Aaron Hicks.

Berrios, who posted a 1.17 ERA with 49 strikeouts and four walks in 30 2/3 innings in rookie-level ball last year, is expected to be used as a reliever with Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

Rosario didn't start the game but replaced Irving Falu at second base in the bottom of the third inning. Rosario, who is the organization's No. 8 prospect according to MLB.com, went 1-for-3 with a single off Alex Burnett in the eighth inning.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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