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Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 12:16 AM
His last name may not be May or Meyer, but J.O. (Jose) Berrios may be the Twins future ace. Drafted in the first round (#32 overall) in...
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Those wacky Blue Jays.... Colabello recalled

Other Baseball Today, 12:16 AM
I didn't see anyone post anything, so here goes.  After raking for the Jays AAA team in April and early May, Chris Colabello was cal...
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Eduardo Nunez to DL, Doug Bernier recalled

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:59 PM
For the third straight season, Doug Bernier will be coming north. This time, it's much earlier than the past years. His 40 man roster spo...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/5): Whoomp! (Th...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:16 AM
Doug Bernier was pulled from Rochester's game on Tuesday evening and he will be joining the Twins as Eduardo Nunez was placed on the DL w...
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Article: What's A Realistic Timeline For Byron Buxton?

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:08 PM
I made my first trip of the year to Target Field last Friday, and had a fantastic time. It was a beautiful evening and the Twins played a...
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Wednesday Notes from Hammond: Offense, Worley and Buxton

[FONT=Arial]Attached Image: USATSI_7824413.jpg Greetings from surprisingly chilly Hammond Stadium. I know it is below freezing back in Minnesota but for the locals here, this means breaking out the heavy gear. The good news is it is sunny and the team has had an opportunity to have a full day of workouts.

More notes:

The Twins traded Vance Worley to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash after last night’s game (and there will be more on that later). Interest in the right-hander who cleared waivers the previous week was lukewarm but there were several teams that called on him. [/FONT]


[FONT=Arial]The Twins ability to score runs has been a looming concern but the front office did not go into the winter with the idea that the offense was complete. “We did not go into the offseason saying we just need to get two or three starting pitchers and we will be right where we want to be,” said Antony. “That was not the case.” He acknowledged the team made efforts to obtain other position players but those targets ultimately signed elsewhere.[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]Antony also reiterated there will be no cuts today; Ron Gardenhire said after yesterday’s game that the roster will be finalized on Friday -- likely after that day’s game. [/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]On the minor league side, Byron Buxton’s wrist sprain is going to likely keep him from starting the year on time at New Britain. There is no indication of when he will be ready but the likelihood is he will remain at camp for the extended spring training until his wrist is healed. That decision needs to be made by Twins’ minor league farm director, Brad Steil. [/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]The opening series rotation has been set for Chicago. Ricky Nolasco will take the opener opposite Chris Sale while Kevin Correia and Phil Hughes will follow in the next two games. Nolasco is starting this afternoon’s game and looking to finish spring strong after he was knocked around for seven runs in three innings in his last start. [/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]The wind is really whipping up down here. Yesterday, the wind was blowing strong from left to right field and today it is just the opposite. Prior to the game, the major league catchers were taking pop fly practice by means of a pitching machine set up at home plate. The ball’s trajectory would shoot towards the pitching mound but the wind would push it all the back towards the backstop and first base dugout. Approximately one out of every ten balls were fielded cleanly. [/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]More after the game. Be sure to follow the [/FONT][FONT=Arial]TwinsDaily[/FONT][FONT=Arial] twitter account for in-game and in-camp updates.[/FONT]


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