Starter Rick Reed and non-roster invitee Jose Cabrera were missing Monday from the Minnesota Twins' first official spring training workout for pitchers and catchers.
Reed went home to Ohio to be with a sick child, and Cabrera is having trouble getting the visa he needs to leave his native Dominican Republic.
Manager Ron Gardenhire expects Reed, who figures to be Minnesota's fourth starter this year, back at camp within the next couple days.
Cabrera, a right-handed reliever who pitched for Milwaukee last season, might take a little more time."He's got to get his visa straightened out with the FBI and the CIA," Gardenhire said, "and right now I'm betting Cabrera's not the highest thing on their list."
OUCH: The three starting pitchers -- Joe Mays (elbow), Eric Milton (knee) and Kyle Lohse (knee) -- who had offseason surgery (Milton's was in August, actually) will be watched closely early in camp, and there are a few more names added to the training room list.
Lefty Johan Santana hurt his hamstring while running this winter and top prospect Justin Morneau, not required to report until Friday with the rest of the position players, showed up Monday with a broken big toe.
Adam Johnson, the No. 2 pick in the 2000 draft who's a long shot to make the 25-man roster with at most two spots open in the bullpen, had hernia surgery this winter and also is being cautiously brought along.
CONTRACTION'S OVER: Though the Twins were one of the final four teams left in the playoffs last year, they might not be subject to as much of the curiosity they got last year after narrowly avoiding the ax of contraction.
During the first official day of workouts for pitchers and catchers, Gardenhire expected to see a few more fans.
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