The Twins lost 1-0 to Tampa Bay in exhibition play in Florida Friday.  Francisco Liriano threw 3 shutout innings with no walks and 5 strikeouts for the Twins.  Denard Span was 1-2 at the plate, Joe Mauer was 0-2 and Justin Morneau went 0-3.  The Twins are 3-4 this spring and will play St. Louis at 12:05 today, pregame on WJON at 12:00.

The Twins signed relief pitcher Glen Perkins to a 3-year 10.3 Million contract Thursday.  Perkins was 4-4 with a 2.48 ERA in 65 games in 2011 for the Twins.