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Article: Kurt Suzuki Signs Extension With Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:07 PM
Up against the trade deadline and facing limited interest from other teams, the Minnesota Twins signed a last minute contract extension w...
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Article: Today's Official Trade Deadline Discussion

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:04 PM
Betting house Bovada has set 10.5 as the over/under on MLB trades today. Could there be 10 MLB trades and NONE that involved the Twins? P...
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Article: Twins Acquire Tommy Milone

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:04 PM
Welcome to the Twins. Not a bad pickup for Fuld!
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The Bruno Effect Or Just Coincidence?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:04 PM
A pattern I've noticed this year is when players came up from Rochester or from somewhere else... they were initially on fire but after 5...
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Must See: Phil Hughes Snags An Invisible Baseball

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:59 PM
During Wednesday night's game in Kansas City, the Royals' large catcher Salvador Perez launched a run-scoring double to the left-center g...
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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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