Found June 20, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
PLAYERS: Jim Abbott
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
MINNEAPOLIS The annual open tryout put on by the Minnesota Twins usually draws anywhere from 100 to 300 prospective baseball players. This year's tryout, however, yielded just around 50 players.Still, despite the drop in numbers in 2012, Twins minor league director Jim Rantz and his staff saw players from all walks of life and from all over the country make the trip to Minnesota for the two-day event. This year, the winner for longest distance traveled was Hibrain Cordova, a 21-year-old outfielder from Puerto Rico, who endured nine hours of flying before arriving Minneapolis just for a shot (and a very small one, at that) that he might impress the Twins enough to sign a contract."I just come here to try to sign or do my best here," Cordova said. "I think I did alright. Not real good. I did alright."Cordova put on the most impressive display in batting practice Tuesday, hitting the only home run of the group. But one home run doesn't equal a contract. In ...
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