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Game Thread, Twins vs. Red Sox, 5/27 @ 12:10 pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:44 PM
Forecast: 75 degrees and clear   Lineups:   Boston Red Sox   1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 2. Mookie Betts, CF 3. Pablo Sandoval,...
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Trey Vavra - 2015

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 10:20 PM
Treysen Howard Vavra, first baseman, left fielder, and designated hitter for Class A Midwest League Cedar Rapids Kernels, was selected by...
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Liam Hendriks (Another ex-Twins pitcher suceeding)

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Don't look now but our old friend Liam Hendriks is carving a nice little niche in the Blue Jays bullpen.   In 17 appearances he has...
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Taking a look at Mega Hunk Joe Mauer's Numbers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:08 PM
Mauer has come up very "clutch" this season when it counts, but it seems that when it isn't a big moment Mauer has looked very pedestrian...
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Article: How Is Mike Pelfrey Doing This?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:08 PM
I warned everyone in April that this might be a real possibility.At that time, just several starts into the 2015 season, the analysis was...
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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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