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Ryan on Worley

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:23 AM
In the handbook that was released today (and I recommend that everyone get it, great read) there was a comment regarding Worley that I ha...
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Article: Joe Maddon is Out in Tampa. Could Twins Get Him?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:13 AM
A compelling new twist was added to the Twins' managerial search on Friday, when it was announced that Rays skipper Joe Maddon has opted...
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Article: Postseason Review: Aaron Hicks

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:13 AM
"Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you".Aaron Hicks has been the starting center fielder for the Twins the last two open...
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Article: AfL Interviews: Max Kepler and Taylor Rogers

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:07 AM
The Salt River Rafters made the trip across to the west side of the Phoenix area to Surprise, Arizona, on Wednesday to take on the Surpri...
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Berardino: "No contact" between Twins & Maddon

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:57 AM
Via Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press:   According to a person with direct knowledge, there has been “zero contact” between the T...
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Twins Set Rotation, Hendriks Is In

According to Joe Christensen, Ron Gardenhire detailed the plan for the Twins early-season rotation in his post game talk. The Twins will start with a four-man rotation for their first four games and and then switch to a five-man rotation for the second cycle.

Attached Image: uspw_5419352.jpg The dark horse who will be added is Liam Hendriks, who will pitch the third game of the season in Baltimore following Carl Pavano and Francisco Liriano. Nick Blackburn will be scheduled to pitch for the Twins Home Opener. Next follows and off day, so the Twins will go back to Pavano on Wednesday. That second time through the rotation will include a fifth pitcher, who will face the Rangers at Target Field on April 15th.

That fifth pitcher could be Scott Baker, who is coming back from tendinitis in his elbow, or Jason Marquis, who is out with a family emergency. If both return, it's possible that Liam Hendriks is returned to Rochester, but it's also possible that Hendriks stays in the rotation. If neither is available, the Twins might also consider turning to reliever/swingman Anthony Swarzak, who threw six innings today against the Pirates giving up one run.


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