Health is wealth for the Minnesota Twins

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By Mackenzie Bruno, WEBN Correspondent

Fort Meyers, FL – The Minnesota Twins have dealt with their fair share of injuries over the past few seasons. Looking ahead to the 2024-2025 regular season, the team is putting their overall health as a top priority. During the 2023-2024 MLB season, top players for the Twins, including Byron Buxton and Royce Lewis, were injured multiple times throughout the season. Royce Lewis returned with flashes of a promising career late in the season and put on a show to help Minnesota win a game during the ALDS against Houston. Buxton faced hamstring and knee injuries starting in August last year.

Heading into this season, the overwhelming feeling around the clubhouse is that there are no limitations on what this team can achieve. Minnesota came out on top of the AL Central division last season while not at full strength. This is a strong indication for the upcoming season if the starting lineup they displayed in Spring Training against the Cardinals remains consistent. At their best, the Twins are contending for a World Series. Players are learning from the last season’s run and hoping to improve their game individually to take their skills to a higher level.

Spring Training may appear to be a time for teams to feel out lineups, watch players who have not made rosters in action, and figure out game plans. Occasionally, the arenas are full of fans knowing that what they are going to see is a direct translation of what they can expect in the post-season. Lee Health Sports Complex, home of the Minnesota Twins during Spring Training, was packed with fans when they took on the St. Louis Cardinals.

The final score of the game was 1-1, with both runs being scored in the 7th inning. Left-fielder Dylan Carlson scored for the Cardinals. Twins’ pinch runner and shortstop Danny De Andrade also scored a run.