TWINS LOSE, OPTION BUTERA 26 Mar 13

The Cardinals put up three runs in the ninth as they clipped the Twins 4-3 in Fort Myers. Joe Mauer had two hits and a walk and Darin Mastroianni drove in a run for Minnesota, which fell to 14-and-14 on the spring. Mike Pelfrey tossed five innings of one-run ball. The Twins host the Orioles today.

The Twins began shaping their Opening Day roster on Monday by optioning catcher Drew Butera and several others to the minors. The club also re-assigned catcher Dan Rohlfing, outfielder Brandon Boggs, and infielders Jeff Clement, and Ray Olmedo. The Twins are now down to 31 players in big league camp.