Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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November 6, 2012

Pruemer named Twins head trainer

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EFFINGHAM —

Pruemer said he appreciates everything the Twins organization has done for him and his family and wants to stay with the team for a long time.

But, he acknowledged that all the travel associated with Major League Baseball causes him to have to spend long periods of time away from his family.

“I enjoy what I do,” he said. “But it’s tough to be away from your family for a long period of time. But, I’ll keep doing it as long as my family sees fit.”

So, for the foreseeable future, Pruemer will be alongside Mauer, Morneau and the rest of the Twins, where he’ll continue to enjoy all the perks of being a Major League trainer, like having a front row seat for such memorable games as the one-game playoff between the Twins and the Detroit Tigers at the end of the 2009 season. The Twins won 6-5 on a dramatic walk-off single by Alexi Casilla.

“It was 12 innings of back and forth, nip and tuck,” Pruemer said of the game, one of the best he’d ever seen.

He hopes to see many more games like that in his new role with the team.

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