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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:22 AM
Darren Wolfson is reporting that the Twins will watch Cuban FA pitcher Norge Ruiz throw tonight in the Dominican League. Also watched him...
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Twins 40-man Report Cards

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:00 AM
I'm writing one for each player on the Twins 40-man roster as of the end of the season on Cold Omaha, and I thought I'd share them here t...
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Bert will be back in 2017 and 2018, but with even fewer g...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:36 PM
http://www.startribu...ames/398739201/   Bert Blyleven has been a Twins TV analyst for more than two decades, but in that time he’s...
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Article: Falvey, Levine Well Suited To Solve Roster Riddles

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Among the challenges that puzzled the 2016 Twins was putting the optimal defensive lineup on the field. Derek Falvey and company likely w...
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World Series Game 1&2 Thread

Other Baseball Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Chicago is in Cleveland for Game 1 of the World Series. Feel free to discuss throughout the game.   Lineups:     CUBS: Dex...
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Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios Promoted to Elizabethton

In a move that is rather surprising, Twins Daily has learned the 2012 first-round draft pick Byron Buxton and supplemental first-round pick Jose (J.O.) Berrios have been promoted to short-season Elizabethton.

Buxton, an 18-year-old outfielder from rural Georgia, was the #2 overall pick in this June's draft. He signed a $6 million signing bonus and reported to Ft. Myers. He missed about ten days with a hamstring injury, but has been playing well of late. In 27 games with the GCL Twins, Buxton is 19-88, hitting .216/.324/.466 (.789). He has four doubles, three triples, four home runs and 14 RBI. He has also stolen 14 bases.

Berrios, an 18-year-old right-hander from Puerto Rico, was the first of two supplemental first round picks the Twins had in the 2012 draft. He has been terrific for the GCL Twins. In eight games, he has thrown 16.2 innings. He has given up just seven hits, walked three and struckout 27 baters. He is 1-0 with four saves and a 1.08 ERA. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

Buxton and Berrios will join the Twins other second-round pick in Elizabethton. Right-hander Luke Bard also recently started pitching for the E-Twins after signing and doing some rehab work in the GCL. Also, the two Twins supplemental draft picks from the 2011 draft, 3B Travis Harrison and RHP Hudson Boyd are playing for the E-Twins.

The Elizabethton Twins find themselves in a familiar place a top the Appalachian League West Division. They are currently 29-14 and 5 1/2 games ahead of Johnson City and Greeneville.

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