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Reminder: there are still over 60 free agents out there

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Spring training games are starting today. Once they get going, teams begin to cut down players, ever so slowly, as they approach opening day.

In the meantime, there are over 60 free agents still looking for work. All of them are listed below.

Most of them, because of that cut down dynamic, are going to find it even harder to find a job given that teams are firing, not hiring. Some of them — the good ones, such as Jake Arrieta, Greg Holland, Lance Lynn and the like — will eventually find work, one presumes, meaning that guys in camps right now can play as well as they ever have only to find that they’ve been made redundant by a late free agent signing.

Not the greatest dynamic for everyone involved, but that’s where we are at the moment.

If you’re hiring:

Arismendy Alcantara 2B
Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH
Brett Anderson SP
Jake Arrieta SP
Mike Aviles SS
Erick Aybar SS
Andrew Bailey RP
Jose Bautista RF
Matt Belisle RP
Joe Blanton RP
Blaine Boyer RP
Clay Buchholz SP
Melky Cabrera LF
Trevor Cahill SP
Tyler Clippard RP
Alex Cobb SP
Alejandro De Aza RF
R.A. Dickey SP
Stephen Drew SS
Lucas Duda 1B
Yunel Escobar 3B
Andre Ethier RF
Scott Feldman SP
Matt Garza SP
Carlos Gonzalez RF
A.J. Griffin SP
Jason Grilli RP
Franklin Gutierrez LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Jeremy Hellickson SP
Greg Holland RP
Matt Holliday DH
John Jaso RF
Jon Jay LF
Ubaldo Jimenez SP
John Lackey SP
Adam Lind 1B
Francisco Liriano RP
Jonathan Lucroy C
Lance Lynn SP
Cameron Maybin CF
Logan Morrison 1B
Michael Morse 1B
Jason Motte RP
Mike Moustakas 3B
Mike Napoli 1B
Ricky Nolasco SP
Mike Pelfrey SP
Oliver Perez RP
Brandon Phillips 2B
Zach Putnam RP
Ben Revere LF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Trevor Rosenthal RP
Robbie Ross Jr. RP
Carlos Ruiz C
Michael Saunders RF
Seth Smith RF
Geovany Soto C
Drew Storen RP
Huston Street RP
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Koji Uehara RP
Danny Valencia 1B
Neil Walker 2B
Jayson Werth LF

Twins tie team record with 8 homers in 16-7 win over Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Miguel Sano and Jonathan Schoop each hit two of Minnesota’s franchise record-tying eight home runs and the Twins hammered Matt Harvey and the Los Angeles Angels 16-7 Thursday.

C.J. Cron homered, doubled twice and singled twice for the Twins. Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario also homered for Minnesota.

It was the third time in franchise history – dating to their days as the Washington Senators – and second time this season Minnesota homered eight times. Before doing it April 20 against Baltimore, the last time it happened was in 1963 against Washington.

Schoop drove in four runs and Sano three as the Twins won six of seven on their road trip that began in Seattle and wound up with their first sweep in Anaheim since 1996. Minnesota, with the best record in the majors, hit 22 homers against the Mariners and the Angels while outscoring them 67-24.

There were a total of 11 home runs in this game, which was originally set for Wednesday but postponed due to unplayable field conditions following a pregame storm.

Angels first baseman Jared Walsh, who made five relief appearances in Triple-A this season, pitched for the first time in the majors. He gave up a run on two hits and a walk in the ninth.

The eight home runs also tied the Angels mark for most allowed. It previously happened in 2005 against Texas and 1996 vs. Oakland.

Four of the seven hits Matt Harvey (2-4) allowed in 2 2/3 innings went over the wall as the right-hander gave up eight runs for the second time this season.

Tommy La Stella hit his first grand slam in the ninth for the Angels, who have dropped four straight. David Fletcher and Brian Goodwin also homered for Los Angeles.

Minnesota broke open the game in the second inning with six runs, which included a three-run shot by Schoop and two-run drive by Polanco. Harvey was chased in the third after solo homers by Cron and Sano.

The Twins hit three home runs in the seventh to extend their lead to 14-2. Sano’s two-run shot and Schoop’s solo homer marked the sixth time the Twins had gone back-to-back this season. Kepler added a two-run drive.

Twins starter Martin Perez (7-1) went five innings and yielded two runs on five hits.

TOUGH DAY

Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun came up twice with the bases loaded but was unable to get a hit. He struck out in the third and grounded into a force out to end the fifth.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Twins: DH Nelson Cruz (left wrist sprain) returned to Minneapolis. He is eligible to come off the injured list on Friday but manager Rocco Baldelli said they are still seeing how he is doing swinging during batting practice.

Angels: SS Andrelton Simmons (left ankle sprain) saw a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday and expects to remain in a walking boot for at least two weeks. . LHP Andrew Heaney (elbow) had a bullpen session before Thursday’s game and could make his season debut Sunday.

UP NEXT

Twins: Return home and open a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. RHP Jose Berrios (6-2, 3.39 ERA) has seven or more strikeouts in his last four starts.

Angels: Conclude their home stand with three games against Texas. RHP Griffin Canning (2-3, 3.80 ERA), who became the second LA starter to go seven innings last Saturday against Kansas City, gets the call on Friday.

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