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Article: Twins Add Three Players To 40 Man Roster

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:45 AM
On Monday night, the Minnesota Twins (and teams around MLB) needed to add players to their 40-man roster. By adding these players, they w...
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Article: Thome, Santana Get First Shot At The Hall

Other Baseball Today, 07:34 AM
The 2018 Baseball Writers’ Association of America released their Hall of Fame ballot on Monday. Returning names like relief pitcher Trevo...
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2018 HOF ballot

Other Baseball Today, 07:00 AM
https://baseballhall...18-bbwaa-ballot   The important new names are Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Hideki Matsui, Jim Thome, Joh...
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40 Man Roster prior to Rule 5 Draft Deadline

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:13 AM
Here's my take on the 40-man roster, blueprint, rankings or whatever you want to call it   This leaves room for a Rule 5 pickup if t...
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Article: Miguel Sano And The Dread Of 'What If'

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:26 PM
It can be hard not to get caught up in 'what ifs,' especially if you're a Minnesota Twins fan.What if Joe Mauer didn't shred up his knee...
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Monday's Minor League Round-up

It was a week ago that Jered Weaver no-hit the Twins. That feat will not be repeated tonight.

This is the minor league report so you won’t see Brian Dozier’s name below as he’s making his big-league debut at Target Field tonight. Congrats Brian!

As you may have heard, Rochester and New Britain swapped OF Joe Benson for SS Pedro Florimon. This should help alleviate the logjam in the Red Wings outfield and hopefully help Benson get out of his current funk.

Let’s take a spin around the farm:[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

ROCHESTER 0, PAWTUCKET 4

The big news in Pawtucket was the rehab start of Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka won 18 games for the Red Sox in 2008 but hasn’t been good or healthy since. He was pretty good tonight, though, allowing only two hits and three walks to the Red Wings in 4 2/3 innings.

Daryl Thompson made the start for Rochester. He scattered five hits and a walk in five innings, giving up only one run – a home run. Jeff Manship had two rough innings (5 H, 3 ER, BB) before Casey Fien pitched a scoreless eighth.

Darin Mastroianni continued to swing a hot bat going 2-4 with a double. He’s now 14/36 (.389) over his last nine games. Matt Carson went 2 for 4.

NEW BRITAIN vs BINGHAMTON

Monday’s game was postponed due to inclement weather.

FT. MYERS 12, LAKELAND 3

The Miracle followed up last night’s 13-run, 18-hit game with another great performance. Today they scored 12 runs on 12 hits.

Pat Dean gave up two first inning runs (with the help of a fielding error), before settling down. He allowed seven hits, three runs (only one earned), a walk and two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Bruce Pugh and Jose Gonzalez combined to get 10 outs, only allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two.

The bats were the story of this game. Particularly Anderson Hidalgo’s. Hidalgo had a double and a grand slam driving in six runs total. Michael Gonzales had three hits (one double) while Jairo Perez and Josmil Pinto (2 RBI) both contributed two hits. Lance Ray drove in three runs.

BELOIT 5, KANE COUNTY 1

Matthew Summers threw a gem for the Snappers tonight. Summers went eight innings, allowing four hits, one run (which came on a home run) and a walk. He also struck out four. Clint Dempster pitched a perfect ninth.

Top prospect Miguel Sano hit his MWL-leading 9th home run in the first inning. He also added a single and a strikeout. Eddie Rosario, who went hitless in two official at-bats, walked twice.

Drew Leachman added two hits. JD Williams doubled (and stole third – his 7th SB on the season).
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Players of the Day for Monday, May 7, 2012
Hitter of the Day – Miracle 3B/DH Anderson Hidalgo
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Pitcher of the Day – Snappers P Matthew Summers
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A Look Ahead – Tuesday, May 8, 2012 schedule
Rochester @ Pawtucket – RHP Liam Hendriks (making his 2012 AAA debut)
New Britain @ Binghamton – LHP Andrew Albers (1-0, 4.35, 27/1 K/BB)
Ft. Myers @ Dunedin – RHP Madison Boer (0-1, 4.76)
Beloit vs Kane County – LHP Matthew Tomshaw (1-0, 2.60)
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