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Catching up grade? Can Mike Pelfrey be enough to get a re...

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Austin Barnes from AAA from the Dodgers organization, Kevin Plawecki from the Mets, Max Stassi from the Astros. Lavelle E Neal indicated...
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Dozier gets screwed.

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gets snubbed from the all star game, final vote is nice and all but with the rest of those guys in it I'm guessing he ends up last.
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Good to be the Royals...

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Just DFA'ed Jason Frasor (with his 1.54 era). Would be the third best reliever on the Twins.   I'm sure the Twins claim him, but I a...
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Nolasco to have ankle surgery

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According to Twins GM Terry Ryan, RHP Ricky Nolasco will have surgery on his ankle on Monday. As relayed by TwinsBaseball.com's Rhett Bol...
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Guy gets more grief (a lot of it warranted) then any twins player the pat few years, let's take a moment and give him some props for a re...
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Twins Bullpen - Internal Candidates

The Minnesota Twins’ bullpen has been a mess for the last six weeks. For the first six weeks of the season, guys like Blaine Boyer and Aaron Thompson were incredible, helping the Twins to a great month of May. They could do no wrong. Did the clock strike midnight on them? Did they get over-used, and over-exposed? Quite possibly.

Following their walk-off win on Monday night, the Twins announced that Thompson had been optioned to AAA-Rochester and the contract of lefty Ryan O’Rourke had been selected. He was the first guy on my list of possible left-handed relievers called up to replace Thompson or Duensing. So yes, there could still be another left-hander added. And they could use right-handers.


Twins Minor League Report (7/6): Arcia Slams, Gonsalves Great

A week after nearly pitching a no-hitter, Dereck Rodriguez was honored by the Appalachian League with their Pitcher of the Week Award. In that start, Rodriguez tossed seven scoreless frames while striking out seven and walking one. It was the first pitcher of the week award for the son of former big league catcher Ivan Rodriguez.

The younger Rodriguez was back on the mound on Monday night in his first start since that remarkable outing. Keep reading to see how he fared, along with all the other teams in Minnesota's farm system.


The Rise Of Ryan O'Rourke

This article was originally posted in January. Ryan O'Rourke had just found out that he had been invited to big league spring training. Tonight, O'Rourke learned that he is heading to the big leagues, replacing lefty Aaron Thompson who was optioned.


When Merrimack College beat the University of Minnesota’s Men’s Hockey team in the Mariucci Classic a week ago, one member of the Twins organization was very happy. Ryan O’Rourke is a proud Merrimack alum. Recently, the left-handed reliever was invited to big league camp with the Twins. He is trying to meet a goal that many may have seen as unlikely just three years ago.


Twins Minor League Report (7/6): Kernels Pop Early For Series Win

The Minnesota Twins were unable to take the series on Sunday in Kansas City, falling 3-2 to the Royals in Ervin Santana’s season debut. He did more than they could have hoped for limiting the Royals to just two runs on three hits, while striking out eight. But Miguel Sano driving in another run and Aaron Hicks going yard weren’t enough to get him the victory.


Midseason Top Prospects: 11-20

Over at Twins Daily, we have been counting down the Twins system's top prospects as part of our midseason update. This allows for players like recent first- round pick Tyler Jay to fit into the Twins overall prospect rankings. There is plenty of depth in the Twins system so there are some very good players outside the top 10 rankings.


Twins Minor League Report (7/4): Independence Day Blast

We certainly hope that you and your family had a safe and special Independence Day. Below you’ll find a quick 4th of July Minor League Report blast. Maybe not as long or detailed as normal, but it was a busy day as all six Twins affiliates were in action. There were more transactions and big pitching and hitting performances.


Zach Larson- A Puzzle Piece For The Kernels-And More

In each of the past several seasons, the Cedar Rapids Kernels have held an “Autism Awareness Night” at Veterans Memorial Stadium, with the Kernels wearing special jerseys that are auctioned off to benefit The East Central Iowa Autism Society.


Twins Minor League Report (7/3): Arraez And Hanson Have Huge Hits

Friday was a busy day in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues. There were several transactions. There were seven games, and we’ve got all the action below. There were three extra-innings games, and two game-winners. Saturday presents another full slate of games. Continue on to read everything that happened in a busy day in the Minnesota Twins farm system.


J.O. Berrios Continues The Climb

Going into the 2015 season, few Twins prospects brought more intrigue than Jose Berrios. The 2012 first-round pick (32nd overall), has flown through the minor leagues, and his sights were set even higher. Suggesting he wanted to make a splash in spring training, Berrios is now staring his final hurdle in the face.


Twins Minor League Hitter Of The Month - June 2015

We have named our Reliever of the Month (Brandon Peterson) and our Starting Pitcher of the Month (Taylor Rogers), so now it’s time to consider who should be the Minnesota Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month for June 2015. There weren’t as many hitters that had noteworthy months. However, there is a threesome at the top of this list that would rival any other threesome. And this list doesn’t even include Byron Buxton who hit .370/.444/.435 (.879) in 12 games before his promotion to the Twins.


Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Miguel Sano Debuts

Miguel Sano made his MLB debut on Thursday evening and (of course) picked up his first career hit via an infield single in the top of the ninth inning at Kauffman stadium in Kansas City. He's a huge young man, just starting his (hopefully) huge MLB career. Oh, and the Twins won thanks to a spectacular eight-inning shutout from Kyle Gibson capped by a Glen Perkins save.


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.