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As 40 approaches, Ryan Vogelsong seeks spot on Twins staff

Ryan Vogelsong isn't ready to be over the hill.

He's still having fun on top of it.

Vogelsong is in spring training with the Minnesota Twins on a minor league contract, about four months before his 40th birthday but plenty confident he can win a spot on the staff for the season.

"I still think I can get big league guys out consistently and help a team win, so that's why I'm here," Vogelsong said.

The right-hander started for the Twins on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park in Bradenton on Sunday, working 2 1/3 innings with three earned runs allowed on four hits. Vogelsong, who struck out one and hit one batter in a 4-3 victory by the...