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Rays trade Myers

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http://sports.yahoo....-233547912.html   Even though Friedman is no longer around, I bet TB does not get crucified for trading the u...
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Article: Can Aaron Hicks Be Fixed?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:48 PM
One of the more critical openings the Minnesota Twins will have this year is in center field. If all goes well, that job will be Aaron Hi...
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Rumor: Twins to spend over their Int. bonus limit in 2015...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:45 PM
This is completely a rumor, so huge grain of salt, but Kiley McDaniel, who is a legit source, posted it based on "surveying about a dozen...
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Punto vs Nunez

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Punto was just released by the A's.  Should the Twins continue their welcome back tour and bring Punto back as the 2nd back up middl...
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Borrego to Manage GCL Twins

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:34 PM
Ramon Borrego will manage the GCL Twins for the 6th straight year. He will also run the Extended Spring Training.    Riccardo I...
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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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