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Ryan reflects on spring, eager for season to begin

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Terry Ryan admitted the Twins' sudden rash of minor last-minute physical woes was "not the ideal scenario leaving Spring Training." However, it appears likely "they will all be ready for Monday -- that's the important thing," the GM added, in assessing the club's spring.

"We're ready and set," he added. "Let's get up there and get going."

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"With all the comings and going, the World Baseball Classic, and the new faces we have, the weather was the only disappointment," Ryan said, referring to the unusually chilly temperatures in Florida this spring.

"We've had some pleasant surprises," continued Ryan, who singled out Brian Dozier and Wilkin Ramirez. "There's a handful of those guys here. And we haven't had too many disappointments. We've got a lot more depth. And we stayed relatively healthy.

"Of course, how you leave here doesn't necessarily mean much. I think we left last year's camp with a healthy rotation, and then everything fell apart."

Jim Hawkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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