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With the Twins trailing the Yankees by 11 runs in the eighth inning, Paul Molitor signaled for Ryan LaMarre to take the mound.
Shortly after calling off Friday's game with the White Sox due to a daylong off-and-on cold drizzle, the Twins sent reserve outfielder Ryan LaMarre to Class AAA Rochester
Addison Reed has appeared in six of the Twins' 10 games, leads the bullpen in innings with eight, has given up only one run, and has prevented all five runners he has inherited from scoring.
The Twins failed again and again at the plate against Justin Verlander, with slumping Eddie Rosario having the toughest night of all at bat and in the field.
"He's got the tools to be at the top in almost every category, whether it's first-steps, routes, closing speed, all those type of things," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.
The notion of a true two-way player was a common topic in the Twins clubhouse last week, and Shohei Ohtani's challenge clearly intrigues his peers around the game.
Super Bowl LII wasn't the only shocking turn of events involving eagles and patriots in a downtown Minneapolis stadium this year.
The Twins knocked out six extra-base hits in a game where the "feels like" temperature dipped to 22 near the end and closer Fernando Rodney caught snowflakes on his tongue.
"Minnesota fans aren't going to care if it's 32 degrees or 22 degrees, they're excited to see a baseball game," Kyle Gibson asserted.
Players and managers are still getting used to the boundaries and definitions that might come into play. "I can see the usefulness," second baseman Brian Dozier said.