• The Twins were hoping they would be able to hang on to Alex Burnett when they placed him on waivers. As much as they needed the spot on their 40-man roster that opened up when Burnett was claimed by the Blue Jays, they hated to see him go.
"We like Burnie an awful lot," Gardenhire said. "We like his arm. He didn't have a good spring, misfiring a little bit. He had a couple good outings here toward the end, and you hate to lose a good arm like that. A really good guy. A class act. We are going to miss him."
Burnett's departure clears the way for the Twins to add Wilkin Ramirez to the Major League roster, which they will do on Sunday. Burnett posted a 7.56 ERA this spring.
• The Twins have three pitchers on the disabled list: Tim Wood (rotator cuff), Scott Diamond (elbow) and Anthony Swarzak (ribs). In addition, Rich Harden and Rafael Perez, who are recovering from surgery, were assigned to Minor League camp.
"We've got some people who are going to be ready, sooner rather than later," Ryan said.
• The Twins drew 113,845 fans to 17 home games at Hammond Field this spring, marking the 12th consecutive spring in which they have surpassed 100,000. They had three sellouts and set a single-game attendance record of 8,366 on March 22 against the Yankees.
Jim Hawkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.