Light rain fell for a half-hour this morning, but the skies have brightened, and there shouldn't be any problems getting today's early game in. The Twins are taking batting practice now, and they'll face Team Puerto Rico at noon ET (11 a.m. CT).
Puerto Rico's World Baseball Classic team lost 4-3 to the Red Sox last night; after today's game, they'll board a flight to San Juan, where they open pool play Friday against Spain.
For the Twins, today is largely a day off for the regulars; the lineup doesn't include Josh Willingham, Jamey Carroll, Ryan Doumit, and they're not listed as available reserves, either. Twins prospects Jose Berrios and Eddie Rosario aren't in the Puerto Rico lineup, but Rosario is likely to play in the later innings.
The Twins don't expect much of a crowd for the game, perhaps a couple of thousand fans.
Regulars get day off as Twins face Puerto Rico
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Mar 6