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Twins option Mejia to AAA, put Haley on DL

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:14 AM
https://mobile.twitt...916165142589442 http://www.cbssports...-biceps-injury/ Let the corresponding roster move speculation begin
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Trade Deadline

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:21 AM
What are some possible trades by the deadline?
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Buxton Replacement? Don't bother, he's already h...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:21 AM
Don't get me wrong, I like Buxton.  But potential is just that, until it isn't.  At the end of last season, he looked much bett...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/22): Controversial...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:38 AM
The Red Wings faced some of the top prospects in the game, Randy LeBlanc extended his scoreless-innings streak, the Kernals somehow manag...
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Article: Ervin Santana Is Legit

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:45 AM
Maybe it's the team's history with free agents. Perhaps it is the perpetual up-and-down pattern of his career. Or maybe it's just a well...
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Valencia Optioned to Rochester (More Moves, Maloney, Mastroianni, Walters)

Immediately following the Twins loss tonight against the Angels, the team announced that they had optioned 3B Danny Valencia and Designated LHP Matt Maloney for Assignment. The selected the contract of RHP PJ Walters and OF/2B Darin Mastroianni.

Valencia has really struggled with the bat and glove throughout the season, and yet the timing here is a little surprising. The hope would be that he is able to figure things out down in Rochester and come back and resume his role as the team's starting 3B.
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Maloney had a solid spring training, but really has struggled in the season's first five weeks.

Mastroianni started the season by struggling for two weeks in New Britain (AA), but he has been hitting nearly .360 through three weeks with AAA Rochester, playing LF and some 2B. He has ten stolen bases with the Red Wings, including stealing home on Monday. He will likely be with the Twins in time to play his former organization, the Toronto Blue Jays.

PJ Walters played for the Blue Jays and Cardinals last year and was part of the big July trade between the teams. He has posted a 3-1 record with a 2.70 ERA in AAA. He will start on Saturday against the Blue Jays. This also means that Francisco Liriano goes to the bullpen.

So, the question I have is... who is the Twins starting 3B now? Carroll? Plouffe?

What are your thoughts on the moves?

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