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Doumit to the DL, Ben Revere's Coming Back

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:14 PM

Ryan Doumit has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List with a calf injury. Ben Revere was promoted and is expected to be in Detroit on Thursday.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:21 PM

I guess we knew this when we signed him. Very productive when healthy, but has trouble staying on the field. Hopefully this will only be the 15 day's and we get him back.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

I'm sure surprised Revere was called up considering the upper management hates him. They prefer Homacksu and Clete Thomas to Revere. They also refuse to stand up to Span and tell him he is moving to right field.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:46 PM

I hope he gets regular time in LF while he is up with Willingham at DH and Morneau at first.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

I didn't see the injury. What did he do to hurt it? Hopefully he won't be out to long as he has been pretty clutch the last few weeks.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:01 PM

I'm sure surprised Revere was called up considering the upper management hates him. They prefer Homacksu and Clete Thomas to Revere. They also refuse to stand up to Span and tell him he is moving to right field.


I'm unsurprised. Revere is a replacement-level player at the moment. It's unsurprising that a front office that looks good mostly because the previous GM destroyed the franchise would call up a player who is better served by playing every day in AAA where he's not consistently overmatched.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:02 PM

Twins placed C Ryan Doumit on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain. Douit suffered the injury during Wednesday's victory over the Tigers. He is likely to need around three weeks of recovery time, meaning Drew Butera should be much more active than usual for the rest of May. Doumit is batting .264/.328/.445 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 33 games this year.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:10 PM

Revere 23gms in AAA 31-94 for a .330BAve 1 double (1 frickin XBH) with only 4bbs.......can see why Terry Ryan doesnt love him

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

I'm sure surprised Revere was called up considering the upper management hates him. They prefer Homacksu and Clete Thomas to Revere. They also refuse to stand up to Span and tell him he is moving to right field.


What? Revere was sent down for the purpose of playing time and he had options left. Thomas and Komatsu were waiver claims. When they get sent down they have to go through waivers and sending them down risks losing them.

I don't think hatred is part of the equation. I actually sense that the Twins brass is rather fond of Ben. Some posters on this site seem to dislike Ben a little tho.

Are you sure that Span is refusing to budge? Or been asked to budge at all? I think Gardy likes him consistently in CF.

#10 Shane Wahl

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:49 PM

Joe's gotta catch more and Willingham will either have to DH or move to RF. Damn it. God! Matt Carson might have been a better option otherwise.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:55 PM

What? Revere was sent down for the purpose of playing time and he had options left. Thomas and Komatsu were waiver claims. When they get sent down they have to go through waivers and sending them down risks losing them.

I don't think hatred is part of the equation. I actually sense that the Twins brass is rather fond of Ben. Some posters on this site seem to dislike Ben a little tho.

Are you sure that Span is refusing to budge? Or been asked to budge at all? I think Gardy likes him consistently in CF.


Pretty much. Span is by far the better centerfielder... why mess with one of the only positions on your roster that is better than most?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

Id roll with Revere in LF, Span in CF platoon Komatsu/Mastro in RF w/Plouffe @ 3B w/Josh DHin. That's a pretty solid defensive OF

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:59 PM

Id roll with Revere in LF, Span in CF platoon Komatsu/Mastro in RF w/Plouffe @ 3B w/Josh DHin. That's a pretty solid defensive OF


Yeah, I would expect Span to get one more day of rest (day game tomorrow . . . although maybe that makes Revere's trip more difficult?) and then it would be great to see a Revere-Span-Mastroianni OF for at least a game.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:15 AM

I am not going to make this a Revere forum as most that know me know that I am a big Revere supporter. However, it is a shame that Doumit got hurt as he was really coming on. Hopefully he can be back in 2-3 weeks because this offense definately needs him. Right now he has been the most consistant hitter in this lineup and they will definately miss him. I don't expect the DH spot to be a steady spot for anyone and the arrival of revere seconds that motion. Mauer, Morneau, Willingham, and Span will all get turns at the DH spot. Maybe Willingham would make the most sense so you could put revere in left, but sometimes as a manager your job is to keep everyone happy and Willingham even though he is not a great outfielder has been clear he enjoys playing in the field. I still expect him to play left 4 out of 6 games. Revere will get some pt as they will want to baby span because you don't want him to pop his hamstring so you be careful with that. Revere will play center until Span is ready. Let me be clear the reason Revere got the call instead of others is he is a great hitter. I know some will say he is a singles hitter, well i am fine with him being a singles hitter especially with his speed and ability to steal bases. So the Twins didn't bring him up to sit on the bench he will play. Probably not every day but I expect him to get plenty of opportunities to hopefully shut up the revere haters once and for all.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:45 AM

But wait - isn't this going to completly screw up Gardenhire's plans for the season??!? Shouldn't they have brought up Rivera, so they can have that 3rd catcher on the roster?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:14 AM

Really sucks Doumit got hurt. He has been completely tearing it up this month.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:19 AM

Calling up Revere must be more to do with Span's hamstring than it has to do with Doumit's injury. I hope that if Blackburn is really injured that he goes on the DL soon, too so the Twins can call up either another bench player (an infielder makes the most sense) or finally give Slama a chance to stick with the big league club.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:23 AM

I am not going to make this a Revere forum as most that know me know that I am a big Revere supporter. However, it is a shame that Doumit got hurt as he was really coming on. Hopefully he can be back in 2-3 weeks because this offense definately needs him. Right now he has been the most consistant hitter in this lineup and they will definately miss him. I don't expect the DH spot to be a steady spot for anyone and the arrival of revere seconds that motion. Mauer, Morneau, Willingham, and Span will all get turns at the DH spot. Maybe Willingham would make the most sense so you could put revere in left, but sometimes as a manager your job is to keep everyone happy and Willingham even though he is not a great outfielder has been clear he enjoys playing in the field. I still expect him to play left 4 out of 6 games. Revere will get some pt as they will want to baby span because you don't want him to pop his hamstring so you be careful with that. Revere will play center until Span is ready. Let me be clear the reason Revere got the call instead of others is he is a great hitter. I know some will say he is a singles hitter, well i am fine with him being a singles hitter especially with his speed and ability to steal bases. So the Twins didn't bring him up to sit on the bench he will play. Probably not every day but I expect him to get plenty of opportunities to hopefully shut up the revere haters once and for all.


I don't want to make it a Revere forum either, but on what planet can anyone call Revere a "great hitter"? He's just come around to be a good singles hitter in AAA. He has not done so in the majors. And being a great singles hitter is not being a great hitter. And batting is more than just hitting.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:26 AM

Calling up Revere must be more to do with Span's hamstring than it has to do with Doumit's injury. I hope that if Blackburn is really injured that he goes on the DL soon, too so the Twins can call up either another bench player (an infielder makes the most sense) or finally give Slama a chance to stick with the big league club.


Yeah you're right all around here.

Although I would want Ray Chang to get his cup of coffee a la Brian Dinkelman last year, I would think that Florimon is the next IF to be brought up unless Valencia starts going ape quickly. That said, it would be damn funny (in a depressing sense) if Sean Burroughs was back before Valencia! Ha.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:46 AM

I hope he gets regular time in LF while he is up with Willingham at DH and Morneau at first.



I think you will see this with Doumit out. Have to keep Mauer at C as much as possible but that may be a problem because he's been playing alot and his knee is probably still sore from the foul tip.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

These injuries are just becoming ridiculous....The man gets up out of his crouch and pops a hammy????.....REALLY! and our #1 RBI man to boot....It's sickening really..

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:24 AM

New word is that Doumit is not going on the DL. Revere has been called up and Blackburn has been placed on the DL.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

The Twins did not place Ryan Doumit on the 15-day disabled list.

It was announced late Wednesday night that Doumit was being made inactive, but there was a change of plans Thursday morning. Nick Blackburn is going on the DL instead with a strained left quad. Doumit is day-to-day after suffering a left calf strain in Wednesday's defeat of the Tigers.


Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

Still hope for Doumit!!! Hopefully just a stretched out the calf and won't be more than a couple of days.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

So who takes Blackburn's spot in the rotation? Swarzak? Liriano?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:29 AM

So who takes Blackburn's spot in the rotation? Swarzak? Liriano?


Possibly no one - for now. There's an off day coming up when it would be his turn to go, so they may just skip his spot and figure out a move for the next start.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

I don't want to make it a Revere forum either, but on what planet can anyone call Revere a "great hitter"? He's just come around to be a good singles hitter in AAA. He has not done so in the majors. And being a great singles hitter is not being a great hitter. And batting is more than just hitting.


My Planet for one. Travis and I live on this planet with a quite a few others. It's a nice place and we live here happily... I'd invite you to come over but we don't allow any advance metrics on this planet... We prefer to watch the games. We like Ben because he doesn't strike out much... He puts the ball in play and he has unreal speed that can turn singles into doubles and has hit over .300 at every level(yeah majors I know... in due time). He's simply puts pressure on the defense in a different fashion and if you ever played SS against a slappy burner it isn't hard to understand the value of his offensive game.

There is more to batting than just hitting and more to hitting than quoting BABIP and OPS or OPS+.

lol... This post was typed with a smile and a good mood. Go Ben!!!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:02 AM

My Planet for one. Travis and I live on this planet with a quite a few others. It's a nice place and we live here happily... I'd invite you to come over but we don't allow any advance metrics on this planet... We prefer to watch the games. We like Ben because he doesn't strike out much... He puts the ball in play and he has unreal speed that can turn singles into doubles and has hit over .300 at every level(yeah majors I know... in due time). He's simply puts pressure on the defense in a different fashion and if you ever played SS against a slappy burner it isn't hard to understand the value of his offensive game.

There is more to batting than just hitting and more to hitting than quoting BABIP and OPS or OPS+.



lol... This post was typed with a smile and a good mood. Go Ben!!!


I live on that planet as well, it doesn't make my head hurt like those other planets some people live on. Revere is fun to watch, I like fun, my 6 year old son likes fun too and he thinks Ben Revere is the best "catcher" (not backcatcher, just catcher) on the team.....that's fun.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

I didn't say that Ben Revere wasn't a good all-around player who was fun to watch and put pressure on the defense. It is just false, as in not true, however, to say that he is a great hitter! I mean he had, what, 31 hits in Rochester this year and 30 of them were singles.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

I didn't say that Ben Revere wasn't a good all-around player who was fun to watch and put pressure on the defense.

It is just false, as in not true, however, to say that he is a great hitter! I mean he had, what, 31 hits in Rochester this year and 30 of them were singles.


I didn't say... That you said... I think our difference in opinion stems from what is a great hitter. Compare him to Hamilton and he is not a great hitter. Compare him to Mario Mendoza and Ben is a great hitter. The Guy makes contact and consistently puts the ball in play... As long as they are not fly balls... This is good and it makes him a great hitter in a different type of way. Holding his lack of XBH against him is like looking at a rabbit and saying its not an Armadillo. You wouldn't ask Morneau to become a stolen base threat.

I'm a Ben fan and I'd like him in this lineup right now. I would not start him over Josh Hamilton or Jay Bruce or Shin Soo Choo. We just don't have any spare Hamilton's and Bruce's around at the moment.

Travis, twinsnorth and I just come from a different baseball planet. We don't worry about 30 singles out of 31 in AAA. We'd like to see him improve the plate discipline and work some more walks and add bunt singles to his game. Get his OBP up anyway he can and I think he will.

Ben just needs to keep running into walls making plays, Make the pitcher think about him on base and deliver fastballs to the two hitter because of the base threat he is and just reach the cutoff man without incident.

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