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Spring Training 2012: Thirty-three pitchers!

Coach Rick Anderson says 33 pitchers will be in camp when the Twins open spring training Saturday. But he tells the Pioneer Press this year, guys are pitching for jobs -- not just to get in shape.
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Coach Rick Anderson says 33 pitchers will be in camp when the Twins open spring training Saturday. But he tells the Pioneer Press this year, guys are pitching for jobs -- not just to get in shape.

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