Twins' Alex Wimmers: In contention for bullpen spot
Wimmers has a 3.00 ERA with seven strikeouts in six innings this spring. He's being considered for a final spot in the bullpen, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Wimmers moved to the bullpen last season and had a career revival with a 9.1 K/9 and 3.62 ERA at Triple-A. However, he posted just a a 4.15 ERA and 7.3 K/9 when called up to the majors in September. He also walked too many batters (4.4 BB/9 at Triple-A), which he'll need to reduce since he doesn't have a dominating fastball (91.6 mph average in the majors last season). Wimmers is still likely to begin the season in Triple-A despite his strong spring.