FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mauer thought the scoreboard radar reading of 96 mph on a pitch from Kyle Gibson was a little low.
"It seemed like it was 106," Mauer said Sunday. "He was throwing the ball at a good angle. It was the first time I've caught him, so it was good to see him. It's been pretty good to get to know these guys. Once we get out into a game, you start to get a better idea about the guys."
Gibson struck out two and gave up one hit in two innings, but the Minnesota Twins lost to the Tampa bay Rays 10-7 in 10 innings.
Facing longer odds of making the big league club, Rays reliever Juan Sandoval, attempting to pitch in the big leagues with one eye, struck out one and gave up one run and two hits in one inning.
"Sandoval was fine," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "He threw the ball well."
Sandoval lost his right eye from an accidental gun shot while hunting in 2006.
"I look at it as a great challenge, but I'd look at it as a great challenge anyway," Sandoval said. ...