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Bert will be back in 2017 and 2018, but with even fewer g...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:43 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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Norge Ruiz

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:28 PM
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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Article: Following The Cubs' Blueprint

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:14 PM
Only two short seasons the Cubs were in the midst of five straight seasons of 87 losses or more. This included a 101-loss season in 2012....
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Twins 40-man Report Cards

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:13 PM
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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Article: Twins Targeting Rangers Assistant Levine For GM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:07 PM
After weeks of uncertainty, the Minnesota Twins’ front office is starting to materialize.The Twins announced the hiring of Derek Falvey a...
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Two Twins Minor Leaguers Suspended 50 Games for Banned Substance

According to Hardball Talk, two Twins Minor Leaguers have been suspended 50 games for testing postive to a banned substance. Both players played in the Dominican Summer League in 2011.

Yeison Florentino went 1-2 with 3 saves and a 3.16 ERA in 2011. In 25.2 innings, he gave up 22 hits, walked 15 and struck out 18. As an 18 year old in 2010, he was 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA. In 16.2 innings, he gave up nine hits, walked 22 and struck out 11.

Ezequiel Zarzuela will be 21 years old throughout the 2012 season. In 2011, he went 3-2 with 3 saves and a 2.60 ERA. In 19 games and 34.2 innings, he gave up 30 hits, walked 19 and struck out 40. In 2010, he was 7-3 with a 2.68 ERA. In 53.2 innings, he gave up 50 hits, walked 20 and struck out 36. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

Due to their advanced age in the DSL (yes, of 20 and 21), neither was considered a big prospect.

Kennys Vargas was suspended 50 games last year while playing with Elizabethton. His suspension carries into the 2012 season.

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