The Minnesota Twins announced today that 22 players on minor league contracts have been invited to major league spring training camp in 2016.
Joining the Twins will be eight pitchers: right-handers Jose Berrios, Nick Burdi, Brandon Kintzler and Jake Reed; left-handers Fernando Abad, Buddy Boshers, Dan Runzler and Aaron Thompson; five catchers Juan Centeno, Mitch Garver, Carlos Paulino, Alex Swim and Stuart Turner; five infielders James Beresford, Buck Britton, Heiker Meneses, Wilfredo Tovar and Engelb Vielma; and four outfielders Joe Benson, Darin Mastroianni, Reynaldo Rodriguez and Ryan Sweeney.
Of the 22 players invited to camp, 10 have major league service time: Fernando Abad (Houston, Washington and Oakland), Joe Benson (Minnesota), Buddy Boshers (Los Angeles-AL), Juan Centeno (Milwaukee and New York-NL), Brandon Kintzler (Milwaukee), Darin Mastroianni (Toronto and Minnesota), Dan Runzler (San Francisco), Ryan Sweeney (Chicago-AL, Oakland, Boston and Chicago-NL), Aaron Thompson (Minnesota and Pittsburgh) and Wilfredo Tovar (New York-NL).
Twins pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Sunday, Feb. 21, with their first workout slated for Monday, Feb. 22. The balance of the squad is scheduled to report on Friday, Feb. 26, with full-squad workouts beginning on Saturday, Feb. 27.
The Twins currently have 62 players scheduled to report to 2016 spring training.[Source: Minnesota Twins press release]