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Final Two Days of Waiver Trades (Deduno)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:23 AM
It's August 30th today, and tomorrow, the 31st, is the final day for trades. Does anything think there's a possibility of anyone getting...
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A Suggestion by Souhan

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:23 AM
Jim Souhan posted four moves he'd make right now if he was in charge.  What say you to each?   I give the first three (especial...
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Article: Non-Roster Hopefuls

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:37 PM
As Labor Day approaches and fall soon sets in, it's hard to believe that the baseball season is already almost five months complete. Mond...
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Brett Lee - 2014

Adopt A Prospect 2014 Yesterday, 11:14 PM
For the second year in a row, Brett C. Lee is my adopt-a-prospect. He did so well last year, I decided to keep him. When last season st...
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Did Trevor May forget how to pitch out of the stretch?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:03 PM
There was a graphic on yesterday's game showing opponent batting average against Trevor May with bases empty vs. runners on base.With no...
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And Then There Were Two: Joe Benson Optioned To Rochester

Attached Image: Benson_Joe_Original.jpg The Minnesota Twins made three roster moves today, the most significant of which was optioning outfielder Joe Benson to AAA-Rochester.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK] Benson had been nominally competing for the Twins centerfield spot with Aaron Hicks and Darin Mastroianni this spring. In addition, left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez was also optioned to Rochester and right-handed reliever Luis Perdomo was reassigned to minor league camp.

Benson was always the longest of shots to win the center field job. Last year he struggled in AAA, was demoted to AA and finished the year with microfracture knee surgery. He also started slowly this spring, though he showed his potential later with a home run and some extra-base hits. The 25-year-old will try to regain his prospect status in Rochester this year.

The Twins received Pedro Hernandez (along with infielder Eduardo Escobar) last year when they traded away Francisco Liriano at the trade deadline. The 23-year-old posted a 5.19 ERA in his four starts at Rochester last year before ending the season on the DL with a strained rotator cuff. Luis Perdomo threw 17 innings for the Twins last year, posting a 3.18 ERA, but he struggled with his control and was dropped from the 40-man roster this offseason.

In addition, the Twins made some minor league cuts as well.


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