Alex Meyer willing to pitch out of the bullpen for the Twins

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Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer said he’s willing to pitch out of the bullpen if it would help the team win, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The right-hander explained, “If it’s me being a left-on-left guy, I really don’t care.”

Meyer will compete in spring training with Tommy Milone, Mike Pelfrey, and Trevor May for the fifth spot in the Twins’ starting rotation.

Meyer, 25, was rated among the game’s 50-best prospects according to MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus going into the start of the 2014 season. With Triple-A Rochester, Meyer finished with a 3.52 ERA and a 153/64 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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