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Twins Minor League Report (6/11): More Woes for Worley

Rain was the winner of the day for two Twins' affiliates. The much-anticipated AA debut of Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario will have to wait for another day. Things continued to get much tighter atop the Midwest Leagues' Western Division standings as Beloit won their eighth straight game. Were the Cedar Rapids Kernels able to keep up?

We are starting to hear about the Twins signing some of their draft picks and likely several more will do so by the end of the week. The short-season teams will soon start and within a week several players will be making the drive to Elizabethton. The unfortunate side of all of the new players in the organization is that room needs to be made for them. On Tuesday, three Twins' minor leaguers were given their releases.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

According to a Twins source, the Twins released catchers Brian Compton and Kelly Cross, along with pitcher Travis Huber.

With that, check out what happened in the Twins minor league system on Tuesday:

Rochester Red Wings 5, Toledo Mudhens 9

Box Score

In his first start for the Red Wings, Vance Worley threw a complete game shutout. In three starts since then, he is now 0-3 with a 7.47 ERA. On Tuesday, Worley gave up seven earned runs on nine hits and a walk in 5.2 innings. He struck out two. Michael Tonkin came on and gave up two unearned runs on three hits in 1.1 innings. Blake Martin struck out three and walked two in two hitless and scoreless innings.

Trevor Plouffe was back in the lineup for the Red Wings. After going 0-3 in his first game, he went 2-4 with his first Red Wings home run of the year and three RBI. According to Red Wings play-by-play man Josh Whetzel, it was his 47th career home run with the Red Wings. Chris Colabello was also 2-4 with his 19th double. The team was unable to capitalize on nine walks. Ray Olmedo walked three times. Antoan Richardson and Eric Farris each walked twice.

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New Britain Rock Cats, Altoona Curve


Postponed by Rain.

Ft. Myers Miracle, Daytona Cubs


Postponed by Rain.

Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Quad Cities River Bandits 8

Box Score

This was a game full of top prospects. Byron Buxton for the Kernels. Carlos Correa, Rio Ruiz and Lance McCullers for the River Bandits. McCullers was throwing his 98 mph fastball, but he went just four innings. He gave up four runs, all in the third. JD Williams singled in a run and Jorge Polanco followed by clearing the loaded bases with his eighth triple. Unfortunately, that was the only scoring for the Kernels. Candido Pimentel went 2-3 with a walk.

Hein Robb started and gave up three runs (2 earned) on three hits and four walks in 4.1 innings. He struck out five. Caleb Brewer gave up two unearned run on three hits and two walks in 1.2 innings. Josue Montanez gave up three runs on four hits and two walks in two innings to take the loss.

Here are the standings on top of the Midwest League's Western Division. The top two teams will make the playoffs. The Kernels have five games remaining to play in the first half.

[TABLE="class: grid, width: 500, align: center"]

Team
Wins
Losses
Games Back
Win %


Cedar Rapids
39
24
---
.619


Beloit
40
25
---
.615


Quad Cities
35
28
4.0
.556

[/TABLE]



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