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Fangraphs: Dozier's Slump

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:15 AM
Interesting little piece on Fangraphs about Dozier's decline in July:   http://www.fangraphs...o-brian-dozier/     [P]itch...
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Article: Kurt Suzuki Signs Extension With Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:27 PM
Up against the trade deadline and facing limited interest from other teams, the Minnesota Twins signed a last minute contract extension w...
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Article: Minor League Report (7/31): Minor Leagues With A...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:05 PM
The Twins had a busy day, but not as busy as some fans had hoped. They moved Sam Fuld back to Oakland in return for the soft-tossing left...
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Aaron Hicks quietly posting good numbers in New Britain

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Given his flirtation with giving up switch-hitting (and baffling return to it a few weeks later), I wanted to dig a bit further into his...
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Article: Twins Acquire Tommy Milone

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Welcome to the Twins. Not a bad pickup for Fuld!
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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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