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Twins buyout Glen Perkins option year (2018)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:14 PM
No surprise. In fact, in his article last night, Nick noted that it was an obvious decision. Today the Twins announced that they have dec...
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Garver, Slegers win Twins minor league awards

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:42 PM
The Twins announced this afternoon that Mitch Garver was named the 2017 Sherry Robertson Award as the minor league player of the year....
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Article: Expansion Could Alter MLB's Landscape

Other Baseball Today, 03:07 PM
The winds of change are in the air. Major League Baseball could be nearing an expansion to 32 teams which would signal a large shift in t...
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Article: Sizing Up The 2017-18 Offseason

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:46 PM
Turnarounds like the one we saw from Minnesota this season are rare, but not unprecedented. Derek Falvey knows this as well as anyone.Fre...
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Go Bold: Trade for Gerrit Cole

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:45 PM
As we're all discussing ways to improve the pitching staff, one name seems to be forgotten around here... Gerrit Cole.  The Pirates...
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Twins Select RHP Ryan Pressly in Rule 5 Draft

Attached Image: Sox-Ryan-Pressly_0519WEB.jpg With the 4th overall pick in the 2012 Rule 5 draft, the Minnesota Twins drafted RHP Ryan Pressley from the Boston Red Sox organization.

John Manuel reports that he throws up to 95 mph. The 23-year-old split the 2012 season between Hi-A and AA. He posted a 6.28 ERA in 20 games in Hi-A. When promoted to AA, he posted a 2.93 ERA in 27.2 innings. He walked 10 and struckout 21. He apparently impressed in the Arizona Fall League.

The Twins did not lose any players in the MLB portion of the Rule 5 draft.

Click through to see picks by the Twins in the minor league portions as they're announced.

[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]Seth's initial response - 50/50 at best that Pressly sticks with the Twins all season. Could the team work out a deal with the Red Sox to keep him? He is about to turn 24 years old, so he could figure things out in the bullpen, I guess.

Wanting 3B depth, the Twins selected Mark Sobolewski with their pick in the AAA portion of the Rule 5 draft from the Blue Jays. In AA last year, he hit .262/.295/.457 with 17 doubles and 18 home runs. He hit just .188 with 4 doubles and 2 homers in 23 AAA games. This guy might give competition to AAA 3B Deibinson Romero, although both bat right handed.

The Twins lost RHP Tom Boleska to the Baltimore Orioles organization. He came to the Twins following a tremendously dominant season as the closer for the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. It's a disappointing loss, as he throws quite hard.

The Twins passed on their AA Rule 5 selection, as did every single other team.


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