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Game Thread, Twins @ White Sox, 5/24 @ 1:10 pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:18 PM
Sunday 5/24, 1:10 PM CT at U.S. Cellular Field TV: FS-N, MLBN; Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN, BOB FM (Sp.) Weather: A 20 percent chance of showers...
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Ryan Howard

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:14 PM
Saw a couple notes on MLbTR about Howard being a possible fit for the twins. Obviously Phil would pick up 75% of the bill most likely, bu...
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Adam Brett Walker II - 2015

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 11:46 AM
Adam Brett Walker II DOB: 10-18-91 in Milwaukee, WI Height: 6'4" Weight: 225+ Position: RF Bats: Right Throws: Right Acquired: Selected b...
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Coming transactions

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:43 AM
The Twins have some moves to make.Shane Robinson is due back from Family Emergency Leave tomorrow or Sunday.I believe Nuñez is eligible t...
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Hicks' First 10 Games

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:46 AM
For most of the offseason, I advocated that the Twins address their outfield defense issues by acquiring a premium defender.The name I pu...
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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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