Twins sent Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester

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Twins catcher Drew Butera will begin the season in Triple-A Rochester, according to the Star Tribune.

The news comes as Minnesota prepares for the Season Opener at Target Field, one week from today.

In Fort Myers, the Twins have 31 players on the roster, with Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit as the only catchers.

Rhett Bollinger, who covers the Twins for MLB.com, writes that Minnesota only has a few more decisions to make before breaking camp.

Here's his roster predictions with one week left in Florida.

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