Twins Lose, Option Butera 26 Mar 13

The Cardinals put up three runs in the ninth as they clipped the Twins 4-3 in Fort Myers. Joe Mauer had two hits and a walk and Darin Mastroianni drove in a run for Minnesota, which fell to 14-and-14 on the spring. Mike Pelfrey tossed five innings of one-run ball. The Twins host the Orioles today. Coverage begins at 12:30pm on 860 AM KNUJ.

The Twins began shaping their Opening Day roster on Monday by optioning catcher Drew Butera and several others to the minors. The club also re-assigned catcher Dan Rohlfing, outfielder Brandon Boggs, and infielders Jeff Clement, and Ray Olmedo. The Twins are now down to 31 players in big league camp.