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Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:31 AM
His stuff looked good tonight for Cedar Rapids. Fastball was low to mid-90s.   Here's a story on him from C.R. Gazette:   http:...
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Article: Which Twins Deserve All-Star Consideration?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:18 AM
On Tuesday, Major League Baseball released its first update on position-by-position All-Star Game balloting. No Twins appeared in the Top...
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How Many Lookouts Have a MLB Future?

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:42 PM
How many Lookouts have a chance to play in the MLB?  Probability?       Example: Joe Mauer -  100%   D.J. B...
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First Place Minnesota Twins!

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:41 PM
It's been a long while since one could say that on any given May 27th.  Keep battling those tails off!  
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Article: How Is Mike Pelfrey Doing This?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:37 PM
I warned everyone in April that this might be a real possibility.At that time, just several starts into the 2015 season, the analysis was...
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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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