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Article: REPORT: Neil Allen to be Hired as Pitching Coach

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:43 PM
The Star Tribune is reporting that the Minnesota Twins will select Neil Allen as their next pitching coach.Last week, we learned that the...
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Article: Twins Win Posting for Korean LHP Hyeon-Jong Yang

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:43 PM
The Minnesota Twins have won the posting for South Korean 26-year-old pitcher Hyeon-Jong Yang per Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino. This mea...
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Wily Mo Pena?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:04 PM
In my 40+ years of being a Twins' fan, this has to be one of the most perplexing rumors I've ever heard.... Why???   http://www.mlbt...
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What would it take: Matt Kemp

More Baseball Today, 05:04 PM
To start out, I am not advocating for the Twins to trade for Matt Kemp, this thread is meant for conversation/debate/whatever.   It...
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Walters: Hunter/Twins Have Mutual Interest

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:43 PM
Pioneer Press scribe Charley Walters chatted with Torii Hunter about his interest in returning to the Twins. Hunter was at his son's game...
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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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