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Article: Game Thread: Twins@Cleveland, 6/24@3:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:22 PM
Good Afternoon everyone! (well morning time where you are  ) This is my first time writing up a game thread so I hope you like it. A...
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Article: Twins 4, Cleveland 2: Skeleton Crew Beats Kluber...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:14 PM
Miguel Sano, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario were unavailable to start and the Twins were facing arguably the best pitcher in the American L...
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Is Gibson back?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:13 PM
After seeing Saturday's game, I'm as convinced as ever that Kyle Gibson has the stuff to be a dominant ace in the major leagues. What's m...
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Julio Urias done

Other Baseball Today, 09:03 PM
Shoulder injury. Discuss. http://www.espn.com/...ed-12-14-months
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Jesus 'Holy' Toledo - 2017

Adopt A Prospect 2017 Today, 08:39 PM
My Adopted Prospect just ran his record to 3-0.  The 17-year old southpaw has yet to allow a run in 3 DSL starts, plus 1 relief appe...
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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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