The Twins are prepared to do just that this spring, but their first full-squad workout on Saturday had to be cut short due to rain.The club was still able to get in the majority of its work, including the infamous Good Morning America infield drill and the pitchers' fielding practice. But when the rain started falling heavily during some of the batting-practice sessions, Gardenhire decided to halt the workout, saying that too many things can go wrong in that type of weather. "We've got bullpens out there, we've got cages that they can throw in," Gardenhire said. "You can't stand up there. It's silly. It's not only raining, it's cold. [A pitcher] spins out, hits somebody in the head, or hurts himself, pulls a groin and what do you have? It's worthless. ... We were hoping we could get through a couple of guys, and we did. But once it started raining, I just got them off there." Most of the pitchers who were scheduled to throw batting practice did indeed get their work completed. Gardenhire said that of the pitchers who were to pitch off the mound, only two, Kyle Waldrop and Rob Delaney, had their sessions halted, while only one, Jose Lugo, didn't get to throw at all.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.