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  1. Waitin' With the Wings: Josmil Pinto

    With the calendar already flipped over to August, there could be some shake-ups coming to the Twins roster. These might not be immediate changes but the club is on the way to their third straight losing season and different players should be given an opportunity at the big league level. In the next couple of weeks, I will look at some of the names on the Triple-A roster that could earn a call-up before the end of the season.

    This series called "Waiting With the Wings" will profile ...
  2. Andrew Albers: Season Breakdown

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    Before the 2013 season, Andrew Albers had never won more than eight games in his professional career, never struck out more than 100 batters, and had only pitched more than 100 innings one time, but that was before 2013. This season has been a breakout year for the Kentucky grad, in 22 starts with the Rochester Red Wings Albers has won 11 games, struck out 116 batters while walking just 32 and has an ERA of ...
  3. Waitin' With the Wings: Andrew Albers

    With the trade deadline coming and going, there could be some changes on the horizon with the Twins roster. These might not be immediate changes but the club is on the way to their third straight losing season and different players should be given an opportunity at the big league level. In the next couple of weeks, I will look at some of the names on the Triple-A roster that could earn a call-up before the end of the season.

    This series called "Waiting With the Wings" will profile ...
  4. Q&A with Andrew Albers

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    Entering his fifth professional season, Rochester Red Wings pitcher Andrew Albers has been on of the biggest reasons for the teamís recent success. Albers is 10-4 with an ERA of 2.97, 105 strikeouts versus just 29 walks. One of the two Red Wings selected to represent the International League in the All-Star game; this has been a breakout season for Albers. After batting practice on Monday, and doing another ...
  5. Who is Michael Tonkin?

    The Twins announced on Tuesday that Michael Tonkin would be called up to make his MLB debut. The 23-year old right-handed relief pitcher has been in the Twins organization since 2008. He was drafted in the 30th round that year out of high school and he spent the last six seasons working his way through the minor leagues.

    Tonkin was used as a starter in the lower level of the minors and he got mixed results. In 2009, he started nine games for the GCL Twins and posted a 3.62 ERA with ...
  6. Rochester Review: Kyle Gibson's Season in Review

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    Before the season-started manager Gene Glynn named Kyle Gibson the number two starter in the rotation, slightly surprising considering Gibsonís hype, but would take the mound in game two against, the Buffalo Bisons.

    In his first start of the year, Gibson pitched 5 innings, giving up four hits, one run, striking out four, and walking none. Leaving the game with the lead after five innings, Michael ...
  7. Q&A with Antoan Richardson



    After spending 8 seasons, playing for four different major league organizations, as well as two independent teams, Antoan Richardson may be racing his way back to the major leagues. In AA-New Britain, Richardson showcased his speed and ability to get on base hitting .336, with 14 steals and a .456 OBP in 33 games. Since being called up to the AAA- Rochester ...
  8. Rochester Recap: Continuing to Turn Things Around

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    Rapidly approaching the midpoint of the season, the Rochester Red Wings sit just two games short of the .500 mark at 34-36 after sweeping the four game series against the Gwinnett Braves this weekend.

    Currently in fourth place in the Northern division, seven games back, it seems like it was just a month ago that we were wondering what kind of season this was going to be in Rochester, so what has changed?

    Despite ...
  9. Rochester Recap: Kyle Gibson - The Good & The Bad

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    After going 5-3 on a recent eight game road trip against the Charlotte Knights (White Sox) and Gwinnett Braves (Braves), the Rochester Red Wings returned home this weekend to play four games against the Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers). After dropping the opener 8-1 last night, the Wings were hoping Kyle Gibson would be able to get them back on their winning ways.

    Entering todayís game with a record of 5-5 in 12 starts so far this season; Gibson had ...
  10. Rochester Recap: Vance Worley's Debut

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    When the Minnesota Twins acquired starting pitcher Vance Worley from the Philadelphia Phillies in the off-season trade involving Ben Revere, no one thought that the opening day starter would be spending Memorial Day pitching in Rochester, NY, for the Red Wings.

    After a dismal 1-5 start with the Twins, an ERA over seven and a WHIP of almost two, it was no real surprise that something had to be done. The Twins are hoping that
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  11. Who is Chris Colabello?

    I originally posted this story back in spring training under the title "Chris Colabello continues his fairy tale." With the recent news of his promotion to the Twins, I thought it would be appropriate to move it back to the front page of this blog. I have added in some information about his season so far.
    One of the best stories in the Twins organization in 2012 was the tale of a 28-year old man that got his first taste of baseball with an affiliated club. Chris Colabello had molded himself ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Player Profile: Samuel Deduno

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    Entering his 10th professional season, itís safe to say that 2012 was his best year in Samuel Dedunoís career thus far. Not only did Deduno end the year in the Minnesota Twins rotation, but he also had the opportunity to pitch for the Dominican Republic, his home country, in the World Baseball Classic.

    Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Colorado Rockies in 2003, 19 year old Samuel Deduno was on the road to pursuing his dream ...
  14. Contemplating Cole De Vries

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    On Wednesday night in Rochester, New York, Cole De Vries will take the mound for the Red Wings in what could be his final rehab start before being taken off the disable list. The right-handed hurler has been dealing with a strain on the outer part of his forearm and he has yet to appear in a game for the Twins this season.

    De Vries is an interesting player in the Twins system. Last season, he was finally rewarded for his time and dedication to the ...
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