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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Dodgers, 7/24@9:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:55 PM
The Dodgers have the best record in baseball and we’ve been looking at these games on the schedule assuming that it has already been deci...
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Starting Pitchers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:47 PM
These pitchers:   a: have an ERA, FIP, XFIP under 5 b: play for a team not better than the Twins c: aren't young (Fulmer) on a bad t...
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2017 MLB Regular Season Thread

Other Baseball Today, 08:45 PM
Forgot to make one of these threads to keep track of other stuff around the league.
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Article: BREAKING: Twins Acquire Garcia From Braves

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:42 PM
The Minnesota Twins finally got their man.After being on the precipice of a deal with the Atlanta Braves for left-handed starter Jaime Ga...
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Article: 5 Reasons You Should Love The Jaime Garcia Trade

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:42 PM
Allow me to set the stage.The year is 2011, and a young left-hander by the name of Jaime Garcia is establishing himself as a frontline st...
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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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