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07-06-2012, 10:12 AM #25
Can't be optioned due to service time (3): Pavano, Capps, Liriano.
Out of options (6): Perkins, Burton, Swarzak, Gray, Walters, Deduno.
Option left, but not going anywhere (3): Diamond, Duensing, Burnett
Options remaining (4): De Vries, Waldrop, Robertson, Fien
My opinion is that the Twins planned on naming Deduno a starter as soon as Blackburn was demoted, but they also wanted to add to the bullpen in between those two starts. Fien provides an extra bullpen arm. The only other choice was Guerra, who has since been added to the D.L. When the Twins have to scale back an arm or two all of Fien, Waldrop and Robertson can simply be sent down.
For as much flack as the team gets for leaving injured guys on the active roster and wasting roster spots, they weren't giving enough (any?) credit for this piece of roster maneuvering.
07-06-2012, 10:20 AM #26
07-06-2012, 10:22 AM #27
Thanks glunn and thylos98, it kind of sounds like it may be now or never for the 29 year old with the wicked curve. It would be nice to see him salvage his career and help the Twins out at the same time. Go Sam!