MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have had a crowded outfield for several seasons.
That's not the case this year, with Ben Revere, Denard Span and Josh Willingham settled in their spots before spring training. Delmon Young, Jason Kubel and Michael Cuddyer have moved on.
The Twins haven't even left open any questions about who will play where. Manager Ron Gardenhire said this weekend as the team's annual fan festival began that Span is his leadoff hitter and center fielder. Revere played there last season when Span was hurt. Willingham hasn't played much right field, but that's where he'll be with the Twins.
Revere will be in left, where his weak throwing arm is better suited. Revere says he's been working on strength by doing long-toss drills with a football.