CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (FOX 9) - While the Minnesota Twins pitches and catchers embark on their first practices of the spring, a former member of the organization is in the midst of a different type of training camp.
From Red Wing to the University of Nebraska to being drafted by the Twins and playing in their minor league system, Patrick Kelly was living the baseball dream
Now, the former infielder has found a new calling away from the diamond. He is going from playing baseball to training to become a Minnesota state trooper. So far, the practice swings are going great since both sports and law enforcement run in his blood.
Kelly is part of the state's L.E.T.O. (Law Enforcement Training Opportunity) program where you need no prior experience, they train you, pay you and give you a job.
The training takes place at Camp Ripley and Kelly plans on graduating in May.