GLENDALE, Ariz. — Shortstop Tim Anderson will tell you how he feels.
He’ll tell the Twins how he feels about them, too.
“We are way more athletic than them, and that’s just true facts,” Anderson said Monday.
Anderson also said something about dishing out a whupping on the Twins.
If that sounds like a little smack-talking to get spring training underway, you probably heard right. It’s sure to be heard by the Twins, the defending American League Central champs who passed the Sox during the last couple of weeks of the 2020 season. The Sox settled for a second-place tie with the Indians.
“We have to go out and prove it,” Anderson said. “We have to go out and be dominant. They have the same guys over there. We are motivated, and I’m sure they are motivated, and we are going to go head-to-head and see what happens. We have a pretty good shot of whupping on them.
“They are no worries, either. They put on their pants just like we do.”
AL MVP Jose Abreu’s arrival in camp will be delayed because of additional coronavirus antibody testing, the team said. He’s expected to be in camp Wednesday.
World Series chatter
It’s no longer a story when the Sox talk World Series. Almost everybody is doing it.
Eloy Jimenez was the latest.
“If last year we were good, this year we’re going to be better,” Jimenez said. “We…