"He was nice out there," Gardenhire said. "Nice angle. The ball goes down. It was nice to see. Nice breaking ball. I like where he's at. He's got good mechanics (and) doesn't alter them too awful much."
The former University of Missouri star . . . said his changeup and slider were "pretty close" to where he needs them. Fastball command remains a bit of an issue, though not nearly as much as for Meyer.