Gardenhire: Willingham has some of Killebrew's traits

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Depending on who you ask, most Twins fans will tell you that the greatest Twin of all-time is Kirby Puckett or Harmon Killebrew. Either way, when drawing a comparison, it doesn't hurt when Ron Gardenhire compares a player to either one.

On Monday Gardenhire told the Pioneer Press that he doesn't like to compare players, but Josh Willingham "is a little bit like Harmon Killebrew." He compared how strong Willingham is with his arms and hands and said he is just a powerful right-hander.

In other spring training news ex-Twins manager Tom Kelly has a nickname for catcher Ryan Doumit. He's calling him Dr. Doom.

La Velle Neal III reports that Josh Roenicke has a legitimate shot to earn a spot in the bullpen.

Next Up

All Energy Solar Residential Installation

End 'renting' from your utility company and go solar

A solar installation is one of the few home improvements that actually pays for itself.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Hornets erupt in 2nd half to blow out Timberwolves

The Timberwolves were outscored 73-46 after halftime.

BetterBloomingtonFirePhoto

Authorities investigate fatal Bloomington house fire

One person has been reported dead in the fire.

Minneapolis skyline

New tool helps Minneapolis homeowners disavow racial covenants in deeds

A new free program connects homeowners with the City Attorney's office to complete the process

Kyle Rudolph

Watch: Vikings create tribute video for Kyle Rudolph

Rudolph's 10-year tenure with the Vikings ended when he was released on Tuesday.

Zach Parise

Wild scratch Zach Parise for Wednesday's game vs. Vegas

Parise will be a healthy scratch for the second time in his 16-year career.

shawn myers 1

Charges: Windham hospital patient threatened to kill staff, spit on them

Shawn Myers is charged with felony terroristic threats.

kaplans tiktok

Minnesota grandparents go viral for 'distancing duo' songs on TikTok

Their most recent duet about getting their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has gotten more than 67,000 likes.

CHS Field

Start of St. Paul Saints season delayed to May

Major League Baseball says it's being 'prudent' in delaying the minor league season.

Related