The pitchers who could save the Minnesota Twins aren't ready yet, and they may not be until 2014.
Alex Meyer and Trevor May arrived in separate trades over the winter, bringing with them the kind of power arms and strikeout mentalities that have been sorely lacking in the organization's pitching stock for years. Both have yet to throw a pitch in Triple-A, and the Twins appear content to let them get some needed seasoning in the minors this year before giving them a shot at the big league rotation.
Kyle Gibson, a first-round draft pick in 2009, appears to be closer to helping the beleaguered starting staff out. But he struggled with his command in his first spring training after Tommy John surgery and will start the season in Rochester as well.
With Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham at or nearing the end of their primes, can the Twins afford to wait that long?
''We had a lot of starting pitching problems,'' Mauer said. ''It's been well documented. We're trying to fix ...