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Game Thread: Twins@Red Sox, 6/27@6:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:49 PM
Minnesota Twins: Pitching. Hector Santiago (L) 1. Brian Dozier ® 2B 2. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B 3. Joe Mauer (L) 1B 4. Miguel Sano...
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Rotation Order

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:44 PM
When we have a chance to hit the reset button at the All Star break, what pitching order do you think we should have? Let's assume curren...
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Brent Rooker - 2017

Adopt A Prospect 2017 Today, 06:31 PM
I am excited to follow a fellow Mississippi State bulldog Brent Rooker - as he starts his career with the Twins organization today with E...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/26): Lewis Homers,...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:27 PM
The Twins opened a series in Boston on Monday night and the affiliates played eight games, six of which will be profiled here. (The two D...
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Twins DFA Melotakis

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:22 PM
I was a bit surprised by this move.    Twins designate both Wimmers and Melotakis.   https://www.mlbtrade...-melotakis.htm...
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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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