Twins Winter Caravan coming to Elmen Center
SIOUX FALLS – The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan, the longest running and most extensive offseason team caravan in professional sports, will be stopping at the Elmen Center on Tuesday, January 26.
Twins outfielder Denard Span and pitcher Jeff Manship join Twins broadcasters John Gordon and Bert Blyleven along with Twins mascot T.C. Bear signing autographs and visiting with fans. The event will be open to the public beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Elmen Center’s Hall Sports Forum. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Denard Span, 25, is a native of Tampa, Florida. In his first full year in the Majors, Span hit .311 with 68 RBIs and an on-base percentage (.392) that trailed only teammate and American League batting champion Joe Mauer. Span's 10 triples and 23 steals were tops on the team, while his 70 walks put him among the Twins' top three.
Jeff Manship, 25, is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and played collegiately at Notre Dame. Used only in relief in five appearances with the Twins in 2009, he was a starter for Triple-A Rochester, making eight starts while posting a 4-2 record and a 3.22 ERA. He was called up by Minnesota in mid-August in an effort to bolster the bullpen and made his first major league start against the Chicago White Sox.
The Twins Winter Caravan stop at the Elmen Center, located at the corner of 33rd Street and Grange Avenue, is sponsored by Fox Sports Network, 1140 KSOO, and Midcontinent Communications.
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