Twins manager Ron Gardenhire named Josh Willingham his starting left fielder Sunday, changing a projected outfield alignment that originally had Ben Revere in left, Denard Span in center and Willingham in right.

"I thought Ben in left field sounded fine, but then you start seeing everything, and things start changing a little bit," Gardenhire said. "If he's going to be a part-time starter and part-time extra guy, you've got to be able to play [all three outfield positions]."

Gardenhire said he is sticking with Span in center field, acknowledging that Revere, Trevor Plouffe and Chris Parmelee all could see time in right.

Parmelee, in fact, has started the past two spring training games in right. He has put together so many quality plate appearances this spring, batting .286 with three home runs and eight RBI, that the Twins are searching for ways to keep him in the lineup.