Lee County will receive $15 million over the next 30 years from The Florida Sports Foundation and Department of Economic Opportunity to renovate the Twins' Spring Training facilities, including Hammond Stadium and the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla. The Twins also signed a 30-year lease with Lee County through 2042 to keep their Spring Training facilities in Fort Myers, a place they have called their Spring Training home since 1991.
Joe Mauer caught his 831rd career game for the Twins, tying Earl Battey's team record. Mauer broke Battey's club record for most games started at catcher with his 795th start behind the plate last Saturday.
Double-A New Britain designated hitter Chris Colabello, third baseman Deibinson Romero, and outfielder Aaron Hicks -- the Twins' second-best prospect, according to MLB.com -- were named to the Eastern League postseason All-Star team on Friday.