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Article: Surprises Mark Twins Opening Day Roster

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:02 AM
Reports out of Ft. Myers tell us that the Twins have made their final roster cuts and we know the - at least tentative - Opening Day rost...
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Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:01 AM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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PA interviews Flavey

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:56 AM
Interesting to listen to the KFAN interview of Derek Falvey this AM. Take away that stuck out to me was early in the interview. He said t...
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Twins Sign Paul Clemens

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:56 AM
  As Triple-A fodder and emergency SP/RP depth....it'll do. 
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Roster/Twins Questions for John about spring trsining

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:54 AM
Hi gang. I have about 45 mins before I need to leave and I thought I'd take ?s here (as opposed to the already enormous roster thread) un...
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Buxton, Meyer, Sano Among 16 Sent to Minors Today

Attached Image: Buxton_Byron_Batting_Rinaldi_686.jpg The Twins just announced that 16 players were told this morning they will be sent to minor league camp. Seven 40 man roster guys were optioned. So were nine non-roster invitees, including the team's top three prospects. Byron Buxton homered yesterday and was sent down this morning. So was Miguel Sano, though that obviously comes as no surprise. In a bit of a surprise, Alex Meyer was also sent down. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

The Twins optioned lefties Logan Darnell, Edgar Ibarra and Brooks Raley. Right-hander Trevor May was also optioned. Kennys Vargas, Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco were optioned as well.

Those re-assigned to minor league camp (meaning guys not on the 40 man roster) included nine more players. Along with Meyer, Buxton and Sano, the team also sent pitchers Lester Oliveros, Yohan Pino down. Catchers Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch and Stuart Turner will soon report to minor league camp. Also, outfielder Chris Rahl.

The Twins roster now consists of 48 players. They have 22 pitchers, five catchers, 12 infielders and nine outfielders.

I spent time talking this morning with the three catchers who were sent down. Stuart Turner talked about his being a great opportunity for him, one he was very thankful for. Matt Koch was excited to learn from the likes of Terry Steinbach and work with some of the pitchers he did. This is Knudson's second big league spring training, so he knew it would be coming soon.

I also talked to Max Kepler who said he has really improved his outlook and ability to handle struggles. Logan Darnell was enjoying his time in camp, learning a lot. He hopes to be in the Rochester rotation this year.


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weird..it says this was posted today. This is ST material.