• Jason Kubel played left field for the first time this spring against the Rays on Sunday. Gardenhire said he plans on playing Kubel in both left and right field, in addition to serving as designated hitter this spring. Kubel mostly played right field during his time in Minnesota, but he switched to left field when he signed with the D-backs before the 2012 season.
• The Twins are set to test out the new instant replay rules that go into effect this season on Monday at Hammond Stadium against the Blue Jays, according to Antony. It won't be as high-tech as during the regular season, as both clubs will have a walkie-talkie in their dugout to relay to the video crew if they want to make a challenge.
• Right fielder Oswaldo Arcia connected on his first homer of the spring on a solo blast off Rays left-hander Adam Liberatore on Sunday. It was also Arcia's first career homer in Grapefruit League play, as he missed most of Spring Training last year with an intercostal strain.
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