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  1. Chris Colabello to be promoted to Twins

    Though we do not know the follow up transactions (DL and 40 man implications), Twins Daily has learned from multiple sources that Chris Colabello has been promoted to the Minnesota Twins. He'll have a very early morning flight and hope to join the Twins for Wednesday's game in Atlanta.

    It is possible that Colabello will take the 25-man roster spot of Trevor Plouffe, who was kneed in the back of the head on a slide at second base. He left the game and was clearly woozy. Likely Eduardo ...
  2. Twins MLB Draft Profile: Trey Ball, SP/OF

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    At six-foot-six and just 175 pounds, 18-year-old Trey Ball from New Castle High School in Indiana has an extremely projectable frame, one that experts agree will fill out nicely as he matures. The consensus, however, appears split between where he should play: Pitcher or outfield.

    Who Could He Be?

    The majors have few left-handed power arms that average mid-90s fastballs. Tampa’s David Price, Texas’ Derek Holland ...
  3. Twins Take a Hard Turn With Deduno

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ID:	4138Even before his three-hit shutout on Sunday, I felt that the time had come to promote Kyle Gibson to major leagues. The Twins seemingly positioned themselves to do so Monday when they announced the removal of Pedro Hernandez from the rotation, opening up Friday's start for the taking. But on Tuesday the club ended any such speculation by informing that Samuel Deduno will be the one to get the nod.

    Even as a confirmed Gibsonite, I can't feign to be overly ...
  4. Q & A With Travis Harrison

    One of the top ranked high school power hitters at the time, Travis Harrison was drafted by the Twins with a supplemental first round pick (the 50th overall pick) in 2011. He signed a $1.05 million bonus to join the Twins organization and bypassed a scholarship offer to play baseball for USC. There's never been much doubt about Harrison's ability to hit a baseball. The question in many minds is what his ultimate defensive position will be. Right now, the Twins are working with Harrison to develop ...

    Updated 05-22-2013 at 02:16 PM by SD Buhr

  5. Rock Cats: A Tough Week-Plus

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    of a losing streak
    Just like their parent club, the New Britain Rock Cats have hit
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  6. Time to take the pressure off Arcia..

    Nobody is more interested in Oswaldo than me, but the Pitchers in the Big leagues, have discovered his weakness and are exploiting it....

    Send him down, take the pressure off of him.....he will be back up and better for it..

    Only thing, do we have anybody to replace him?
  7. Near and Far, 2: Positional Analysis (2B)

    Second base is a problem area for the Twins and has been since Luis Castillo. Here's a look at the state of the system from top to bottom, in detail:


    Brian Dozier: RH, DOB: 5-15-87. STATS: .205/.250/.279 (.529), 2/2/1, 8-29, 3-3.

    I was a fan of Brian Dozier up until May of this year. I worry about his ability to be a competent player in the major leagues at this point. His defense at second is good, but he is abysmal at the plate. His walk/strikeout ...
  8. 25 Minnesota Twins Drafts in 25 Days: 1997

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Hi, Twins Daily! In the last few days, I have posted a few more draft recaps at my blog. If you missed them, and want to read about them, you can find them here: 1994, 1995, 1996.

    Here is 1997:

    Travis Lee
    was being a real jag and didn't want to sign with the Twins after the 1996 draft. The Twins did not want to duplicate that jaggery in 1997. They had a strict "no-jag" policy in '97, opting instead ...
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  9. Sunny Day Choking Hazards - Red Sox at Twins (Games 38-40)

    Red Sox at Twins

    The Vanimal and Clay (Game 38)

    The Twin Cities team takes the loss and Break-Evening drops to two games away. And yet I dream.

    Clay Buchholz stood at the other end of the street again Vance Worley, and the Vanimal was outgunned from the outset of the duel. The Vanimal stood tall in his boots and gave the Twins six innings.

    The greatest distance in the world is the distance between two lovers before their first kiss. The second ...
  10. Twins Birthdays--May 21

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    Kent Hrbek (1960)

    First baseman Kent Allen Hrbek played his entire 14-year major league career, 1981-1994, with the Twins. He was born in Minneapolis, raised in Bloomington, and drafted by Minnesota in the 17th round in 1978. He hit only .203 in 59 at-bats in Elizabethton that year, but improved to .267 with 19 homers in Wisconsin Rapids in 1980. In 1981, he hit .379 with 27 homers at Class A Visalia, and that was as much as the Twins need to ...
  11. Twins MLB Draft Profile: Austin Meadows, OF

    Today, we continue our look at players that the Minnesota Twins could consider drafting with the #4 overall pick in next month's MLB Draft. Today, we look at an uber-talented prep player from a baseball hotbed!

    Who Is This Guy?

    It can be argued that outfielder Austin Meadows is the top-rated high school position player in the 2013 MLB Draft. It can also be argued that Austin Meadows is not the top-rated high school position player in the 2013 MLB Draft from Loganville, ...
  12. Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Pitching - FAIL.

    A couple of feel-good notes from earlier today:

    Minnesota native and former St. Paul Saint, LRP Caleb Thielbar was recalled and will take the roster spot of LP Pedro Hernandez. He was impressive in his big-league debut as well. (The TwinsDaily Roster & Payroll page has been updated to reflect this move as well as all the others that have occurred.)

    Chris Colabello was named IL Player of the Week for last week when he batted .586 with 3 home runs and 10 RBI. Rob Antony ...
  13. Who is Caleb Thielbar?

    It has been quite the wild ride for Mr. Caleb J. Thielbar on his way to the major leagues.

    The 26-year old left-hander was called-up by the Minnesota Twins on Monday after the team demoted fifth starter Pedro Hernandez. Thielbar is not a starter so the team will need to make another roster move before Friday's game to fill out the rotation. Options for this spot include Kyle Gibson, Sam Deduno, and PJ Walters.

    Thielbar was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th ...
  14. Twins Birthdays--May 20

    No major league players with connections to the Minnesota Twins were born on this day.
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