FORT MYERS, Fla. Ben Revere's speed nearly got him in trouble last year.
As he laced a triple to right field during a mid-July game at Target Field, Revere sprinted around second base and headed for third. But the Twins outfielder was seemingly going too fast and stumbled over his own feet. After a nifty somersault, Revere popped back up in stride and slid safely into third for a triple.
The 23-year-old Revere used that same speed, however, to set a new Twins rookie record with 34 stolen bases. And he did so in just 117 games after being called up partway through the 2011 season.
"I mean, I'm trying to do that in a full season," said fellow outfielder Denard Span. "I think he's definitely going to be the leader as far as that category. I think he might encourage all of us, watching him play. I think watching him take bases, it might open it up for everybody to take those chances and be more aggressive."
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