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Article: Game Thread: Twins@Cleveland, 6/24@3:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:18 PM
Good Afternoon everyone! (well morning time where you are  ) This is my first time writing up a game thread so I hope you like it. A...
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Fun with Numbers: 2017 edition

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:12 PM
Twins on pace to win 162 games this season. Twins team ERA on pace to be 1.0 Sano on pace to hit 162 home runs. Santana on pace to have t...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/23): Albanese, Kend...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:52 AM
How many hits for Zack Granite on Friday? Lefties Stephen Gonsalves and Lewis Thorpe made starts. How did they do? Elizabethton finally s...
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Engelb Vielma 2017

Adopt A Prospect 2017 Today, 11:46 AM
Engelb Vielma DOB: 6-22-94, in Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela Height: 5'11" Weight: 155 Position: SS Bats: Both Throws: Right Entered the 20...
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Article: 2017 Draft Signings, Notes and Rumors

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:28 AM
[LATEST UPDATE: 6/24]Now that the smoke has cleared and the draft is over, we can turn our sights to signing some of these 41 draft picks...
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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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