Minnesota Twins hold first workout ahead of spring training
Spring training is off to a bumpy start for the Minnesota Twins.
At least one player has been placed in COVID-19 protocol.
The news comes just hours before tickets go on sale for Sunday’s game at Hammond Stadium.
The Twins are in town to train and have some fun, but Manager Rocco Baldelli said it’s not easy playing with COVID reminders all around his team.
The team held their first full-squad workout on Tuesday in preparation for Sunday’s opener against the Boston Red Sox.
There will be fans in the stands and the game might go to seven innings instead of the usual nine.
The last time the team played in front of fans was right before the pandemic shut down spring training last March.
This time around, only 2,400 fans will be seated in the stands, in pods. Some seats and entire rows will be blocked off using zip ties.
Fans can buy tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday online or over the phone. The remaining tickets will be available at the box office on Thursday. The game will start at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday.