Meyer, May ready for spring debuts this week

Both prospects missed early days of camp

Meyer, May ready for spring debuts this week

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins pitching prospects Alex Meyer and Trevor May are slated to make their Spring Training debuts early this week after both missed time early in camp.

Meyer, who missed four days to attend his grandfather's funeral in Indiana, is scheduled to pitch on Monday against the Pirates in Bradenton, Fla.. Meyer, who was originally expected to start in a "B" game against the Pirates in the morning, will instead follow right-hander Ricky Nolasco. And May, who missed two days with the flu, will make his debut on Wednesday against the Rays, following left-hander Tommy Milone.

May's scouting report

Meyer, ranked as the No. 29 overall prospect by MLB.com, said he's excited to finally make his debut, as it'll be his first outing since ending last year with a right shoulder strain in late August. Meyer, a 6-foot-9 right-hander whose fastball can reach 100 mph, worked to strengthen his shoulder this offseason and said he feels healthy this spring.

"I feel good," Meyer said. "I'm ready to go. I've been doing the right things to get my body ready. So I feel good and confident and ready to roll into it."

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.