FOXSportsNorth.com will track reports from the news outlets already in Florida until March 4, when Tyler Mason will begin covering the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers. A look at Friday's top story lines from camp:
Hughes almost ready: The Twins will open their exhibition season Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers. The Star-Tribune reported that infielder Luke Hughes won't play due to a strained right shoulder but that he may be ready to go by Sunday.
Hughes took batting practice Friday for the first time since suffering the injury in a home-plate collision in his native Australia last month. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he'd go with the following batting order against the Rays: 1. CF Denard Span; 2. SS Jamey Carroll; 3. C Joe Mauer; 4. 1B Justin Morneau; 5. RF Josh Willingham; 6. DH Ryan Doumit; 7. 3B Danny Valencia; 8. LF Trevor Plouffe; 9. SS Alexei Casilla. Carl Pavano, the team's opening day starting pitcher, will also take the mound for the exhibition opener.