Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Darin Mastroianni, the Minnesota Twins' fourth outfielder, has worked with trainer Perry Castellano on a regimen to keep himself ready for defense even when he isn't playing. On Tuesday in Chicago, that meant a series of long tosses to the center field wall at U.S. Cellular Field, where the Twins were playing the White Sox. Castellano would toss the ball over the fence, just out of reach, and Mastroianni would try to leap and catch it. Mostly it was about finding the wall while watching the ball, but as Mastroianni noted, "We had a little fun there at the end trying to bring some back." It's been a fun season in general for Mastroianni, even as his team has remained mired in the American League Central's basement for most of the year. Claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays in February, he started the season with Minnesota's Class AA team in New Britain, Conn., but was called up to the big leagues for his first real look in fairly short order. He's been in the majors ev...
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