FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins' first roster moves of the spring have reduced the number of pitchers on their roster by six.

Righthanders Bailey Ober, Dakota Chalmers, Jhoan Duran and Jordan Balazovic were all optioned to the alternate training site — the Class AAA St. Paul Saints, once the minor league season begins in May — on Sunday.

In addition, righthander Ian Gibault and lefthander Danny Coulombe, each of whom have major league experience, have been reassigned to minor league camp, the team announced.

The reductions leave the Twins with 26 pitchers, including five nonroster invitees.