Meyer leaves camp for family funeral

Meyer leaves camp for family funeral

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins prospect Alex Meyer left camp on Wednesday to fly home to Indiana to attend his grandfather's funeral and won't return to the club until Sunday. Meyer's grandfather, Don, died this week at age 77.

Meyer, 25, will attend the memorial service in his hometown of Greensburg, Ind., which is roughly 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

Meyer threw his second official bullpen session of the spring on Wednesday and was scheduled to throw again on Friday. Meyer is competing for a spot in the rotation along with Tommy Milone, Mike Pelfrey, Trevor May and Tim Stauffer.

Meyer, a 6-foot-9 right-hander, is ranked as the No. 29 overall prospect by MLB.com.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.