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Gimenez vs Garver

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:12 AM
Personally, IMHO, part of the overall success and quality play of our beloved Twins this season has been the addition of Castro and Gimin...
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At what point do we start to believe in this year's T...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:33 AM
I must admit, what they did in Baltimore has started to get me a bit excited.    I'm still skeptical that they will finish .500...
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Game Thread: Twins v Rays, 5/27 @ 1:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:56 AM
Back in the early 1980s, one of my college roommates became an All-American goalie the year after I’d graduated with a journalism degree....
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2017 MLB draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:49 AM
Baring some sort of scenario where the Twins manage to win the next 8, the Braves lose the next 8, and win the tie breaker, we'll be pick...
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Seeking guest hosts for live, uncensored Twins broadcasts...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:43 AM
Hey there Twins fans. I'm looking for guest hosts to appear on a live, uncensored broadcast during select Minnesota Twins games. The name...
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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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