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Pinto or Gardy

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:47 AM
Unless I missed an injury, last night Gardy put in Fryer, and not Pinto......if so, I guess this might not be a topic.   It sure app...
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Game Thread: Twins v Indians, 9/20 @ 6:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:28 AM
Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy with a 50-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature around...
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2015 Bullpen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:25 AM
I thought this might be a fun topic since we already have so many options with more on the way.  Here is who we have going into the...
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Replay in Det/KC

More Baseball Today, 08:16 AM
Line drive to Kinsler who throws it away trying to double the guy off second base. Salvador Perez was on third and never tagged up and ra...
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Article: Twins Move AA Team to Chattanooga

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:09 AM
You've probably heard the news by now that the Twins are out, and the Colorado Rockies are in, as New Britain's class AA affiliate. It's...
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Twins Claim Brooks Raley from Cubs

According to MLB Trade Rumors (via Mark Gonzales), the Minnesota Twins have claimed left-handed pitcher Brooks Raley from the Chicago Cubs. He takes the 40th roster spot vacated earlier this month by Andrew Albers.

The lefty was the Cubs 6th round pick in 2009 out of Texas A&M University. He made five starts in 2012 for the Cubs, and made nine relief appearances in 2013. Combined, he has 38.1 MLB innings and sports a 7.04 ERA. Raley is 6-3 and 220 pounds. He is 25 years old.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

Last year in AAA Iowa (of the PCL), he posted a 4.46 ERA over 141.1 innings. He had just 95 strikeouts to go with 45 walks. However, in 2012, he posted a 3.62 ERA in 14 starts in the Pacific Coast League.

Attached Image: Brooks Raley.jpg Raley does have a four-pitch mix. He has a fastball that averaged 89 mph last year with the Cubs. He also throws a lot of sliders, usually in the low-80s. He also has a changeup and a curveball.

Frankly, he sounds an awful lot like Scott Diamond. The 2012 Diamond would be terrific for a team. The 2013 version, maybe not. It's also entirely possible that the Twins will now attempt to pass him through waivers.


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