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Final Two Days of Waiver Trades

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:44 PM
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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Interesting interview with Terry Ryan

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:57 AM
This article contains some interesting statements by Terry Ryan, including the following:   Pohlad said last fall that Ryan’s job is...
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Did Trevor May forget how to pitch out of the stretch?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:51 AM
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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What's wrong with Baseball?

More Baseball Today, 11:16 AM
http://deadspin.com/...ball-1628473196   Excellent article on deadspin about the issues baseball is now dealing with.  I'd add...
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Article: Vargas: Kennys Keep it Up

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:54 AM
It seems a little inappropriate to call Kennys Vargas “Little Papi”. According to Baseball Reference he is an inch taller (6’ 5”) and wei...
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Minnesota Twins Activate Trevor Plouffe, Demote Chris Herrmann

Attached Image: Plouffe.jpg The Minnesota Twins have announced that they will activate third baseman Trevor Plouffe in time for Saturday night's game. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, they optioned Chris Herrmann to AAA-Rochester.

Plouffe has been out of the lineup since he suffered a concussion on May 21st when he was hit in the head with a knee while sliding into second base. He had been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list, and activated back on 5/29, but suffered a calf injury in warmups and was put on the 15-day DL. After recovering, he's been playing in Rochester since Monday. His return adds a right-handed bat to the Twins lefty leaning lineup, and a decent one at that. At the time of his initial injury, Plouffe was hitting .254 with a 758 OPS.

Chris Herrmann will return to Rochester after being called up on 5/26. He served as the team's third catcher and backup center fielder, with six hits (and his first major league home run) in sixteen at-bats. Herrmann is an interesting choice, as the Twins are adding an infielder but losing a catcher/outfielder. It also isn't clear what options they'll have as a backup to Clete Thomas in center field, should they need one.


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