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#21 Rosterman

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 04:39 PM

I'm hoping the new regime advances the held back prospects to the upper levels rather than filling them with minor league free agents or cast offs from the indy leagues. It is nice to give guys work, and the Twins have allowed many a guy to get a bit more major league time, but still.........

 

Of course, there are always lots of people looking for work at the more expensive minor league job payroll level. 

 

See the Twins do need a third base or two alternative, possibly a solid reserve infielder, of course catching. Always nice to have a lefty or three.

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 05:58 PM

 

See the Twins do need a third base or two alternative, possibly a solid reserve infielder, of course catching. Always nice to have a lefty or three.

 

Niko Goodrum (2 out of 3 - ain't bad), and I am not still writing Levi Michael off.

And there are plenty of lefties (alphabetically) :Gonsalves, Jay, Mejia, Melotakis, Theofanopoulos, to name 5 in addition to the 3 (Boshers, O'Rourke, Taylor) who finished the season in MN (and I am not even counting Santiago and Perkins - stick a fork on that one.)

 

 

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#23 Seth Stohs

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 10:28 AM

 

This morning they announced signing OF JB Shuck to a minor league deal.


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 11:02 AM

And earlier had signed Nik Hurley.

 

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 11:25 AM

 

 

This morning they announced signing OF JB Shuck to a minor league deal.

Nice OF depth.


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 04:09 PM

Not a 2016 Twins player, but Minnesotan and former Twins LHP Caleb Thielbar has signed a minor league deal with the Marlins as well. He played for the Saints in 2016.

Shoot, going to miss seeing Thielbar at CHS next season.

#27 Seth Stohs

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 05:54 PM

 

Shoot, going to miss seeing Thielbar at CHS next season.

 

He's just going to spring training... doesn't guarantee he won't be with the Saints by the time their season starts. 

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#28 Seth Stohs

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:28 AM

Twins signed Matt Hague and Reynaldo Rodriguez to minor league contracts. 

 

ROCHESTER, NY – The Minnesota Twins have signed 2015 International League Most Valuable Player Matt Hague to a minor league contract with an invite to MLB Spring Training. Additionally, the Twins have re-signed Reynaldo Rodriguez to a minor league deal.

Hague spent the 2016 season with Hanshin of the Japan Central League, batting .231/.339/.346 with 13 runs, six doubles, two homers and 11 RBI in 31 games with the Tigers. He was named the IL MVP in 2015 with Buffalo, leading the league with a .338 average, 177 hits, 245 total bases and a .416 on-base percentage while also finishing near the top in RBI (92, 2nd), walks (61, 3rd), doubles (33, T-3rd), slugging (.468, 4th) and runs scored (70, 5th). Hague is an IL veteran of over 600 games with a .302 career Triple-A batting average. The third and first baseman has appeared in 43 Major League games with the Pirates and Blue Jays, batting .226/.286/.262.

Rodriguez has appeared in 192 games with the Red Wings over the last three years. He hit .220/.304/.329 with 21 runs scored, seven doubles, four homers and 12 RBI in 50 games with Rochester in 2016. He was named an IL Postseason All-Star and Rochester Team MVP in 2015 after batting .255/.307/.446 and leading the league with 81 runs scored and ranking among the leaders in doubles (34, 2nd), extra-base hits (57, 2nd) and RBI (80, 4th).


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:41 PM

Heiker Meneses spent the last two years between Chattanooga and Rochester. He announced the other day that he is returning to the Red Sox organization for the 2017 season. 


#30 Seth Stohs

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:44 PM

Per Baseball America...

 

Andrew Albers signed with the Braves.

Marcus Walden signed with the Red Sox. 


#31 Seth Stohs

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:40 AM

Per Steve Adams, the Twins are bringing back lefty Nick Greenwood on a minor league deal. 

 

 


#32 Seth Stohs

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:49 AM

Per Baseball America, the Twins have signed RHP Henry Centeno and 3B Dan Gamache.

 

 


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:15 PM

Per Baseball America, the Twins have signed RHP Henry Centeno

No relation to Juan, I assume?

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#34 Seth Stohs

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:41 PM

Per the Can-Am League, the Twins signed Leandro Castro recently:

 

 

 


#35 Seth Stohs

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:42 PM

Per Mike Berardino, the Twins also signed veteran RHP Jim Miller to a Minor League deal:

 

 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:41 PM

Per Twins Latinos on Twitter, the Twins have signed OF Jonathan Rodriguez to a minor league contract. He was drafted by the Cardinals in 2009 (17th round) and worked his way up, ending 2016 with 39 games in AAA. 

 

I tweeted about him and he retweeted it, which certainly would seem to be verification.

 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:50 PM

Rodriguez looks somewhat interesting. It looks like he can defend 3B, 1B, and LF/RF and his bat isn't an embarrassment. He has also pitched and earned a save. As a longshot he might be the late innings defensive stand-in the Twins are lacking. 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:08 PM

 

Rodriguez looks somewhat interesting. It looks like he can defend 3B, 1B, and LF/RF and his bat isn't an embarrassment. He has also pitched and earned a save. As a longshot he might be the late innings defensive stand-in the Twins are lacking. 

 

... at Chattanooga... 

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#39 Seth Stohs

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:05 PM

Per Phil Miller, the Twins have signed RHPs Ryan Vogelsong and Nick Tepesch to minor league contracts. 


#40 goulik

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:29 PM

I can see Voglesong hoping for a return to what he once was and a veteran presence in the bull pen but I am not seeing the Tepesch signing at all...

 

Vogelsong Baseball Reference Link

http://www.baseball-...vogelry01.shtml

 

 

Tepesch Baseball Reference Link:

http://www.baseball-...tepesni01.shtml