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  1. Twins Minor League Report (6/16): May Annexes June 16th

    The Twins opened up their annual Fenway Series on Monday night with Kevin Correia looking to defend his spot in the rotation.

    Saturday's injuries to Trevor Plouffe (who went on the disabled list with a rib injury) and Eduardo Nunez (who's day-to-day with a hamstring issue) led to Sunday's recall of Pedro Florimon. The Deduno Rotation Watch continues, but, as you'll read later, we can eliminate one possibility.
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    The Twins also announced the signing ...
  2. Twins Minor League Report (6/10): Shibuya Flirts with No-No

    The Twins took care of business in Toronto on Tuesday night and most of the teams in the minor leagues were able to follow their lead. It didn't take long for Kendrys Morales to remember how to hit and Brian Dozier is putting himself into the All-Star conversation at second base.

    Minnesota is in the mix for the playoffs and many of their minor league affiliates are fighting for first half titles. Every win is important so let's jump down on the pond to check out the action.
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  3. Twins Minor League Report (6/3): Wheeler Dealer

    It's hard to believe the middle of the minor league season is fast approaching. This will mean the announcement of the mid-season All-Star Team rosters over the next few weeks. On Tuesday the Florida State League announced their teams and the Miracle have four players on the roster.

    Pitchers Jose Berrios, David Hurlbut and Brett Lee will be joined by outfielder Adam Brett Walker on the FSL South Division Team. Berrios, Hurlbut, and Lee have all been fantastic pitchers with each posting ...
  4. Twins Minor League Report (5/26): Memorial Day in the Minors

    Happy Memorial Day!

    The Twins returned from their west coast trip fresh off of a Giant sweeping. They were in action Monday afternoon against the Rangers. It marked the first game that Aaron Hicks played as only a right-handed batter. It also marked the first loss of Aaron Hicksí career playing as only a right-handed batter.

    After Sundayís game, it was announced that both OF Josh Willingham and OF Oswaldo Arcia would be re-joining the Twins. Heading back to Rochester ...
  5. Twins Minor League Report (5/15): Alex Meyer Shines Again

    "When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

    On Wednesday the Twins made sure it was known that they were not happy with Aaron Hicks and his level of preparation at he Major League level. On Thursday, the Twins squandered a great start from Phil Hughes (the Talk to Contact Pitcher of the Week). But then Hicks bailed out the Twins with a 10th inning victory, with a walk off double to defeat the Red Sox.

    Down in the Minor Leagues, things ...
  6. Twins Minor League Report (5/6): Buxton Homers

    In Mondayís Twins game, Danny Santana made his rookie debut as a pinch runner in the late innings. He would collect his first MLB hit later in the game. Tonight he got to make his first big league start at shortstop and he batted ninth in the order. He went 0-for-3 but he showed off his strong arm while turning a tough double play.

    Byron Buxton has been trying to work out the kinks in his swing as he returned from an early season wrist injury. The first few games were rough as he ...
  7. Twins Minor League Report (4/10): Eades-y Does It

    It was another fantastic day in Twins Territory.
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    "How do you feel about winters in Minnesota, Ryan?" "You're joking right?"

    Iím obviously talking about todayís weather in comparison to the weather that we had over the past six months. Oh, you came to read about baseball? Well, in that case, just be happy that you have a job that required you to work this afternoon. If you happened to watch the game, Iím sorry. The Aís completed their ...
  8. Twins Minor League Report (8/26): May's Day

    The Twins were off today. In other baseball news, it was announced that Matt Harvey of the Mets has a partially torn UCL. He's getting the dreaded "rest and recovery" treatment many Twins fans are too familiar with. It's an unfortunate development for one of the best young arms in the game today.

    Eddie Rosario was named Eastern League Player of the Week after his stellar week last week.

    There was also a nice write-up about a few Twins prospects on Baseball America as well ...
  9. Miguel Sano Relegated to First Base Already? You Must be Joking.

    Last night I had a brief, and sort of strange, Twitter exchange with Tom Powers of the Pioneer Press. He tweeted "I'm still waiting for the Twins organization to hand Miguel Sano a first baseman's mitt." We exchanged a few respectful replies - this definitely wasn't a Twitter argument or war -- but it was still very confusing to me, and I still firmly believe I'm correct. (Here's the link to the first of the Tweets.)

    First, let's agree on one thing: Powers is correct that ...
  10. Twins Minor League Report (7/26): Albers Does It Again

    The story of Miguel Sano's benching after a slow home run trot has certainly taken on a life of it's own. There have been multiple websites and media outlets that have picked up the tale. He wouldn't play again on Friday and it will be interesting to see when he gets back on the field. He can be a difference maker to the Rock Cats offense and the team wants to try and get back to the .500 mark. Sano can help to make that happen.

    Sano might be getting a lot of the attention for the ...
  11. Twins Minor League Report (7/3): Red Wings and Miracle Fireworks

    Many of the Twins minor league affiliates celebrated Independence Day early with offensive explosions. The Red Wings and the Miracle had men up and down their line-ups knock in runs to help their clubs to come out victorious.

    There were a few minor league news and notes that took place on Wednesday afternoon. Catcher Danny Lehmann was released by the club after spending time on the disable list this season. He had only played 18 games this season and he was a career .229/.317/.301 ...
  12. The Future of Trevor Plouffe

    Plouffe reentered the Twins line-up this weekend with a bang. This was great to see from the former first round pick but one has to look at the future of Twins baseball and wonder what his place will be with this organization. It seems as if the Twins are still a couple years away from contending and that could mean some changes for the 27-year old Plouffe.

    Twins fans will best remember Plouffe for his Ruthian like hot streak during the middle of last season. In a stretch of 14 games, ...
  13. Deibinson Romero is knocking on the door

    Before the season began, Deibinson Romero wasn't cracking many top prospect lists. As a 26-year old prospect(?), there had been some tough seasons in the minor leagues. He needed multiple seasons in Beloit, Fort Myers, and New Britain. After 2,600 plate appearances in the minors, Romero had never faced a pitch above Double-A.

    Things have changed so far this season for Mr. Romero.


    This year it took another trip back to the Eastern League for Romero to get back on track ...

    Updated 06-09-2013 at 09:33 PM by Kevin

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  14. Twins Minor League Report (6/7): Albers Twirls Gem

    It's Day 2 of Major League Baseball's Rule 4 Draft and the Twins continued to add some new talent to an already strong organization. A variety of pitchers and one college catcher highlight the Twins second day of making picks.

    Those players haven't signed yet but there are plenty of other players already in the system and on the field on Friday night. Let's see how the organization fared under the Friday Night Lights.

    Originally posted at http://www.NoDakTwinsFan.com ...
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