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Article: Game Thread Twins@Royals 7/2 7:10PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:41 PM
It's the 1st place Royals... It's a 4 game series. So it's OK to be greedy and hope for the sweep.Dorothy once said... Toto... I have a f...
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Article: Twins Sign Dominican SS Wander Javier

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:40 PM
The Twins made a splash early in the International Free Agency signing period by signing 16-year-old shortstop Wander Javier from the Dom...
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Article: Molitor Hints At Six-Man Rotation

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:58 PM
Ervin Santana’s return to the Minnesota Twins is imminent and this presents an interesting personnel decision for the team. On Twins Radi...
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Rule 5 Redux: Graham in, Gilmartin out

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:40 PM
MLBTradeRumors had an article yesterday providing an update on 2014 Rule 5 Draft picks across MLB.   The two to highlight:...
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2015 Minor League Transactions

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:57 PM
I should have started this a week ago, and I'm sure I'll miss a few.    Earlier this week, the Twins called up Caleb Thielbar a...
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Joe Mauer's Going Oppo...Again

There isn’t a more polarizing figure on the Minneapolis sports landscape than Joe Mauer. It’s not hard to see, either. For instance, have a look at social media when Mauer gets a day off — any day off — and how the average fan reacts to it. Never mind the fact that Mauer came into Wednesday tied with Brian Dozier for the most games played on the team.

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Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher Of The Month - June 2015

We already handed out the “award” for Reliever of the Month to Lookouts RHP Brandon Peterson. Now we turn our attention to the starting pitchers and recognize some terrific performances. This month, the choice was difficult. What’s also exciting is that the Twins are getting strong starting pitching performances each month at the upper levels of the minor leagues, adding to their depth.

With that, let's start our list of the Top 5 Starting Pitchers for June. We had a chance to catch up with this month’s choice as well.

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Molitor Hints At Six-Man Rotation

Ervin Santana’s return to the Minnesota Twins is imminent and this presents an interesting personnel decision for the team. On Twins Radio prior to Wednesday’s game against the Red, manager Paul Molitor did not offer any hints as to the direction the Twins wants to go.

“I think everyone is excited that we are going to be adding a pitcher of Ervin’s quality to our staff,” Molitor told Cory Provus on the pregame show. “I haven’t talked to the AAA staff, I just saw the numbers and like everyone else, we’re really happy to see his last start there was good in terms of command and efficiency and results. So we’re gonna get through today and probably the next 24 or 48 hours make an announcement when he’s gonna pitch for us.”

As it lays out, the open date in the rotation is Sunday against the Royals in Kansas City but Molitor was mum regarding whether or not that would be Santana’s start.

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Twins Sign Dominican SS Wander Javier

The Twins made a splash early in the International Free Agency signing period by signing 16-year-old shortstop Wander Javier from the Dominican Republic for $4 million. MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez was the first to report it this morning.

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Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month - June 2015

Each month here at Twins Daily, we post our choices for Twins minor league relief pitcher, starting pitcher and hitter of the month. Today, I want to share with you some of the top relief pitchers in the Twins minor league system in the month of June. You can get to know a little more about this month's choice for Top Reliever of the Month.

I'll follow up over the next 24 hours with the starting pitcher and hitter of the month.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/1): Arcia Stars; Minier Walks Off

The Twins lost a pitching duel to Johnny Cueto on Wednesday and sent Kennys Vargas to Chattanooga after the game. There was no corresponding move announced by the club, but indications are that Miguel Sano (!) will be joining the Twins in Kansas City.

The Kernels also made a move, activating Randy Rosario from the DL and sending Keaton Steele to the DL with shoulder impingement. Rosario underwent Tommy John surgery last April and has been rehabbing in the GCL.
Today it was announced that the Twins signed sixth-round pick OF Chris Paul to a $50K deal. That comes in way under slot. You can learn more about Paul in the Twins Draftbook, which is available for only $2.99. The Paul bonus was reported in there a week ago.

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Game Thread Twins@Royals 7/2 7:10PM

It's the 1st place Royals... It's a 4 game series. So it's OK to be greedy and hope for the sweep.

Dorothy once said... Toto... I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore. Toto once said... Hold the Line... Love isn't always on time... and Kansas once said... Carry on my Wayward Son... There'll be peace when you are done.

These games will be played in Missouri and I can't tie that together with anything.

Here are some things to think about:

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Twins To Call Up Miguel Sano

MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger tweeted that a "well-placed" person told him that Miguel Sano would be promoted to the Twins in time for Thursday's game in Kansas City.

Following the Twins Wednesday afternoon loss in Cincinnati, the team announced that DH Kennys Vargas was being optioned to AA Chattanooga. Speculation immediately became rampant.

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TD Midseason Top Prospects: #1 Byron Buxton

On June 14, Byron Buxton made perhaps the most widely anticipated Minnesota Twins debut since Joe Mauer arrived in 2004.

While everyone acknowledges that players typically struggle in their first exposure to baseball’s best competition, deep down, what everyone was really asking themselves is if Buxton will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer or a regular ol’ Hall of Famer.

As is his penchant, Buxton struggled offensively over his eleven games with the Twins. More disheartening, yet another injury has sidelined him for an extended period of time – something that has become alarmingly frequent over his career. He has all the talent in the world but will he ever be healthy enough to showcase it this season?

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Twins Minor League Report (6/30): One-Run Games And Big Blasts

There were a bunch of transactions, some involving big pitching prospects. There were three one-run games and a two-run game. There was a near no-hitter. There was a huge grand slam home run that proved to be a game-winner by an unlikely source. Which pitcher picked off three base runners? Which pitcher recorded a win about 20 miles from where he grew up?

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Appreciating Dozier's Dominant First Half

After a refreshingly strong first two months, the Twins settled into a June funk that saw their record slide back toward the .500 mark. Several players who were performing well early on came hurtling back to Earth, helping contribute to what some might consider a team-wide regression to the mean.

One player who hasn't let up one bit is Brian Dozier, who is on a borderline MVP-caliber pace with about half of the season in the books.

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TD Midseason Top Prospects: #2 Miguel Sano

Despite missing the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last March, Miguel Sano remained the preseason #2 Minnesota Twins prospect here at Twins Daily. It was assumed that Sano would need some time to shake off some rust – and it did – but Sano has come back with a vengeance since a slow start and remains #2 on this list.