• Twins general manager Terry Ryan, who had surgery to remove a cancerous mass from his neck on Feb. 11, finished his six weeks of radiation treatment on Wednesday. Ryan, 60, was originally diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in early February.
"I don't think he's feeling great, but I think he's feeling better every day," assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "I think he was kind of warned that once you get through with this, the last week of it is pretty intense. I'm not sure what he's going to feel up to. He hasn't talked about it. This is all still part of the recovery. It's best if he doesn't try and overdo it and allows his body to recover."
• Top prospect Byron Buxton, who sprained his left wrist while diving for a ball in a Minor League Spring Training game on March 16, is set to play in his first extended spring training game on Saturday. Buxton, ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect by MLB.com, has been taking batting practice without any issues, and was originally slated to play in his first game on Monday.
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