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Article: 2017 Twins Player Predictions: Miguel Sano

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:17 PM
Might Sano set a record for the Twins in 2016. His 178 strikeouts broke Brian Dozier’s one-year-old record of 148 punchouts in 2015. It w...
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Article: The Twins Bullpen Is Set (And You’re Not Going T...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:15 PM
The Twins made their final bullpen roster moves today, reassigning Nick Tepesch and Alex Wimmers to minor league camp. While the official...
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MLBPA Special Assistant Kevin Slowey

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:13 PM
I was reading this article about David Price's wind-up issues, when I saw this:   "MLBPA special assistant Kevin Slowey recently inf...
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Minnesota Wild Thread

Minnesota Wild Talk Today, 04:12 PM
Best in the West!  We need a thread to talk about these guys!   I'm really, really impressed with this team.  12 good forw...
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Stuart Turner Return?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:44 PM
It looks like Stuart Turner won't be making the Reds roster-- doesn't this mean the Red's either have to offer trade compensation or he g...
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Orioles Claim Alexi Casilla

Attached Image: Alexi_Casilla_600-321.jpg Mark it down somewhere. Friday, November 2nd. It is the end of the Alexi Casilla Era as a Minnesota Twins player.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, the athletic infielder who just never quite met his perceived potential has been claimed by the Baltimore Orioles.

Casilla came to the Twins in a December 2005 deal with the Angels in which the Twins send then-talented JC Romero to the west coast. Casilla debuted in September of 2006 and was primarily used as a pinch-runner down the stretch for the Twins. In his 515 career games with the Twins, Casilla hit .250/.305/.334 with 72 doubles, 14 triples and 11 homer runs in 515 games. He also stole 71 based in 80 attempts.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]
He was given every opportunity to be the Twins starting shortstop and second baseman, but he never took to it. He appeared much more comfortable in a utility role. With the Twins acquiring so many similar middle infield types, letting go of Casilla makes sense as he would likely make nearly $2 million in arbitration.

Best wishes to a class act!


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