Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Minnesota Twins finished just one loss away from the dreaded century mark in 2011, but both current and former team members said during recent trips to Duluth they are ready to bounce back in 2012.
The ballclub has seen a couple significant changes this offseason in the departures of Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel, and Jim Thome.
Aside from that, team management is excited at the possibility of bringing a healthy Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau into this season, alongside a wealth of "young, quality baseball players" on the roster.
Click the video link for some thoughts of the Twins as they look ahead to the 2012 season, which opens April 6 as Minnesota visits Baltimore.
The team's first game at Target Field in the 2012 season will be April 9 when they host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.