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Parmelee Signs

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:37 AM
What a shock, another ex-Twin signs with the Orioles!  They just love our cast-offs.
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Proposed New Designated Hitter Rule for Both Leagues

MLB Baseball Today, 02:37 AM
The designated hitter rule should be in both leagues, with some major changes: Each team, on a pregame line-up card, DESIGNATES one playe...
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Another Twins Prospect at Work

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:49 AM
Hard work may pay off this year.Click Youtube link at bottom right of the clip for full screen video and audio version.
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Article: Catching Up With Nick Gordon

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:49 AM
19-year-old Nick Gordon, the Twins first-round draft pick last June out of high school in Orlando, Florida, made the trek north to Minnea...
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Do the Twins have a potential winner here?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:38 PM
OK...less than 30 days until the start of Spring Training. In the great scheme of things, we know nothing of what will ultimately transpi...
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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:

"We're going to try to figure out what the right thing is to try and get this guy back on track," said 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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