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Jeremy Nygaard

An eventful day in review

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For a random Saturday in April, there sure was an awful lot that seemed to happen. Most of these topics have been touched on at Twins Daily, but I'm just going to (briefly) condense them.

This morning we learned that OF Darin Mastroianni was promoted from New Britain to Rochester. Not exactly headline news, but Twins news nonetheless.

Before today's game against Rangers P Yu Darvish (news in itself), the Twins unveiled a statue outside of Gate 14 of Kent Hrbek.

During today's game, in which the Twins left what seem like a hundred runners on base, we learned that the Twins were awarded a waiver claim on former Tiger OF Clete Thomas.

To make room for Thomas on the 40-man, Scott Baker was transferred to the 60-day DL. Speculation then began on how room would be created on the 25-man roster.

(I also started a forum thread about the potential addition of RHRP Rich Thompson. I would claim him. DFA Nishi - who will clear waivers - and option Burnett. Easy calls.)

Starting P Nick Blackburn left his start in the 6th inning due to a shoulder injury. He had been pitching pretty well and it seems that his shoulder is going to be okay after preliminary reports are that there is "no structural damage".

Ben Revere was optioned to Rochester to make room for Clete Thomas and now we wonder how Rochester makes room on their roster for Revere. (Assuming that Revere and Benson play LF and CF, and Matt Carson continues to play RF, that squeezes time for Brian Dinkelman and the aforementioned Darin Mastroianni. Both can also play 2B, so maybe Nishi's time gets squeezed too... who knows?)

Potential Twin Draftee Kyle Zimmer (P, San Francisco) pitched against Loyola Marymount in front of Twins scouts and wasn't great (7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 5 K... or something like that).

Whew. Did I miss anything? Let's hope tomorrow's news instead goes something like this:

Twins win.

Updated 04-14-2012 at 10:12 PM by Jeremy Nygaard

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