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Twins option Mejia to AAA, put Haley on DL

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:12 AM
https://mobile.twitt...916165142589442 http://www.cbssports...-biceps-injury/ Let the corresponding roster move speculation begin
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Time for Gibson to go, forever.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:51 AM
Hopefully that is the LAST we will ever we gibson in a Twins uniform. Goes down as another bust in a long list of Twins first round busts...
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Boshers back to AAA

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:16 AM
According to Rhett Bollinger at MLB, Boshers back to Rochester after today's game. Melotakis? Chargois? Edit: Brandon Warne speculates...
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Cuban Luis Robert in a FA

Other Baseball Today, 12:20 AM
19 year old Cuban OF Luis Robert was cleared by the MLB and is now an IFA... If he signs before July 2nd, he will not be subject to the n...
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Article: Spring Backward

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:38 PM
One of the biggest reasons for positivity coming out of spring training was the fact that two players hugely critical to the Twins' succe...
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Minor Leagues


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Twins Minor League Report (4/22): Controversial Conclusion in Cedar Rapids

The Red Wings faced some of the top prospects in the game, Randy LeBlanc extended his scoreless-innings streak, the Kernals somehow managed to get beat on a "swinging strike" and, of course, there was another rain out.

Find out what else happened around the Twins' minor leagues on Saturday.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/21): Wheeler Deals In Wings Win

It was a busy night in the Twins minor league system. One starting pitcher recorded a career-high in strikeouts. Six hitters recorded three hits on the day as well. There were two one-run games, one of which finished in 12 innings with a walkoff. Hey the Twins beat Justin Verlander on Friday night which is a good reminder that in this great game of baseball, anything can happen.

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Deserving Of Discussion

I encourage you to check out Jake Depue’s weekly Mining The Minors article on 1500ESPN.com. In it, he provides updates on several of the Twins top prospects that he finds intriguing. This week, he asks if it’s time to call up Daniel Palka.

At Twins Daily, we’ll keep updating you on the top prospects, but you will also be able to learn more about some lesser-known prospects or at least guys who maybe aren’t being talked about as much as they deserve.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Wells And Wiel Work Wonders

It was another busy day in the Twins minor league system. Two hitters were one hit away from achieving a cycle. There were a couple of very strong pitching performances as well, especially for Cedar Rapids, but also in Chattanooga. Those Miracle bats, which were quiet most of the season, went off for the second straight day. There was a transaction, and so much information that we're just going to encourage you to start reading.

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Get To Know: LHP Prospect From Moldova Petru Balan

Earlier this week, we introduced you to Vadim Balan, the first player from the Republic of Moldova to sign a contract with a Major League organization. Today, we will learn more about the second player signed out of Moldova. His name is Petru Balan, and yes, he is the brother of Vadim Balan.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/19): Turley Flirts With No-No

One Twins minor league pitcher had fans wondering if they were going to see a no-hitter. A couple of the Twins top pitching prospects were on the mound on Wednesday, Jose Berrios for Rochester and Fernando Romero for Chattanooga. The Miracle bats exploded, something they really needed. The Kernels played a get-away game before heading home for a homestand.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/18): Kernels Blank Chiefs

On Tuesday night two of the Twins affiliate's games were affected by rain with one being postponed, but there was still plenty of action. One hitter kept a hot streak alive in AAA while his teammate picked up his first International League win on the mound. A shutout was pitched in the Midwest League, and in Fort Myers players worked hard on a Miracle comeback.

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Vadim Balan: A Dream, An Opportunity And Taking One Last Chance

Last fall, the Twins signed left-handed pitcher Petru Balan out of Moldova. He became the second player ever to sign with a major league organization out of the tiny country in eastern Europe. The first player to sign from Moldova? That would be Vadim Balan, Petru’s older brother, who signed with the Twins in 2015.

Over the next couple of days, I’ll tell their stories. Admittedly, my intent was to tell a story of two brothers from another country coming to the Twins. However, both of them have such interesting stories that I thought it would be best to share them individually. As the oldest of three siblings myself, I’ll start with the older brother, Vadim.

Before we get started, here’s a real quick lesson on the country of Moldova. Maybe some of you are fully aware of it, but I had to do a little research. Moldova is a country that borders Ukraine and Romania. In 1991, when the Soviet Union dissolved, Moldova became it’s own country. The population is currently right around three million.

Baseball has never been the most popular sport in Moldova, which is true throughout Europe. MLB has an academy in Europe where former big leaguers and other instructors work with some of the best players on the continent. Some of them end up signing with big league organizations.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/17): All is Wells

The Twins opened up their series with the defending American League champions, the Cleveland Indians, on Monday night. All of the affiliates, with the exception of Rochester, were also in action.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/16): Palka Power, Dueling Shutouts

As Easter weekend comes to a close, many of the Twins minor league affiliates are starting to settle into an early season groove. With the weather continuing to warm up, pitchers and batters can be more comfortable and play up to their full potential.

Even though there were only three affiliates playing on Easter Sunday, there was still plenty of action. Big name players hit home run. There were also some strong pitching performances. Who stood out above the crowd? Read on to find out.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/15): Felix Jorge Strong in Lookouts Blowout

Rain, rain, go away. Let all the baseball teams play! The Twins managed to get both their games in so far this weekend despite some rain at Target Field, but Saturday the Rochester Red Wings got rained out for the third time and wet weather impacted the Cedar Rapids Kernels' game for the second night in a row.

Find out what else happened around the Twins' minor leagues on Saturday.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/14): Friday Night Minor League Lights

Rochester played its home opener on Friday. Could they send their over-11,000 fans home happy? Fernando Romero made his second start of the season for the Lookouts. Was it better than his first outing? The Miracle were able to break a five-game losing streak. Find out how. The Kernels game was delayed by almost two hours… And then they needed an extra inning to decide the winner. Let’s just say the ninth place hitters factored into the game.