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Game Thread: Twins @ Reds, 7/1, 11:30 AM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:35 AM
Happy Canada Day! This is the day when Canadians do things like not work, fire up a barbecue, and help their kids move out. But maybe som...
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Adam Brett Walker vs. Miguel Sano

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:34 AM
Why is ABW not a higher ranked prospect? His numbers are superior to Sano in almost every category. Is it because the K's are so high, wh...
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Nunez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:33 AM
Never been a fan but the guy has been hitting very very well, so much in fact I'm not sure it can be explained as a fluke SSS. With that...
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Jose Berrios Promoted to Triple-A

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:31 AM
Received a message last night that Jose Berrios has been promoted to Rochester. This morning, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN confirmed that...
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Catching upgrade for the Twins, names?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:30 AM
Would Jorge Polanco and Kurt Suzuki to the Padres for a catcher like Derrick Norris be enough of an upgrade in the catching pos...
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Twins outright Blackburn, Nishioka

Attached Image: Blackburn.jpg Twins announce that they will outright Nick Blackburn and Tsuyoshi Nishioka off the 40-man roster.

Since being recalled from Rochester, Blackburn had made six starts only to compile a 0-4 record with an pear-shaped 6.11 ERA while opponents hit .351/.367/.576. The Twins, who had beat the drums that there would be no more "scholarships" for their players, reacted swiftly to Blackburn's struggles and recent quotes which seems to irk the front office.

Clearly the Twins were not sold on Blackburn's ability to bounce back. As assistant GM Rob Antony told reporters on Saturday in Seattle:

[FONT=Arial]"We're going to try to figure out what the right thing is to try and get this guy back on track," said [/FONT]Rob Antony, Twins assistant general manager, on Saturday. "He had some concerning statements. 'I'm not sure what to do' -- when big-leaguers have thoughts like that, then you know their confidence is struggling."


Nishioka, meanwhile, had been hitting .252/.311/.313 in the International League and was completely overmatched in his short stint with the Twins this year.

The move leaves the team with 38 players on their 40-man roster.

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