FORT MYERS, Fla. Glen Perkins just turned 29 years old a few days ago, but the Twins' set-up man already feels like one of the old guys on the team.
As Minnesota's spring training clubhouse is filled to the brim with 66 players -- including a set of makeshift lockers to accommodate the overflow -- there are plenty of new faces at the Lee County Sports Complex. But now in his seventh season with the Twins, Perkins has become one of the team's seasoned veterans.
"It doesn't seem too long ago here that I was sharing a locker here in my first camp. I was in here sharing a locker with Jason Miller in 2006 in spring," Perkins said. "Now I'm one of the guys that has been here a pretty long time. That's everyone's goal, though. . . .
"In a way, it feels good to be one of those guys."
Not all of Minnesota's new players are young, however. The Twins signed veterans Josh Willingham, Jason Marquis and Jamey Carroll this offseason with the hope of bolstering a team that lost 99 games in 201...