MINNEAPOLIS It's not often Minnesota's pitchers make their way to the batting cage for early batting practice, but that's what the Twins did Monday as they prepare for next week's interleague series.
Minnesota travels to take on Atlanta beginning next Monday for a three-game series. Of course, that means the Twins' pitchers will have to take their hacks in the batter's box while they're in a National League park.
This year's Twins rotation has three new faces, all of whom have plenty of experience in the National League. Right-hander Kevin Correia spent 10 years in the NL with the Giants, Padres and Pirates before signing with Minnesota this past offseason. Mike Pelfrey pitched seven years for the New York Mets and Vance Worley was in Philadelphia for three seasons.
"Some of the National League guys have a little more savvy about hitting than some of our other guys," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "You've got the bases to worry about, you've got all kinds of stuff seeing th...