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Game Thread: Tigers@Twins 8/23 12:10pm, Game 1

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:58 PM
Wow. Do the Twins have anything left in the tank?   The Twins recalled Pino and are facing some guy named George Runie Farmer. He go...
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Where Does Dozier Hit in 2015?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:49 PM
Brian Dozier has made it to the 20-20 club (HRs and SB), but has struggled since the All-Star break. While Dozier looks like a fixture on...
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OK GM's, your LF addition for 2015 is...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:40 PM
I think it's pretty obvious that LF is the one spot where we can make a nice to big impact for 2015's lineup with no blocking of imminent...
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Today's Philosophical Question: Can we even recogniz...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:57 PM
It struck me as I was reading the "Wake Me Up When September Ends" thread that I have watched so much BAD baseball the last 3+ years, tha...
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Call-ups and 40-man Issues

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:40 PM
September 1 is just over a week away and the Twins will be recalling a few players, I am sure.  Basically, anyone on the 40-man rost...
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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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