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REPORT: Twins Lose JT Chargois On Waivers

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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:23 PM

Once a fast-rising, hard-throwing reliever in the system, JT Chargois was limited to two outings in 2017 and was later diagnosed with a stress reaction in his elbow. 

 

Chargois, who had his UCL surgically repaired in 2013, has been slow to recover from the latest injury. According to the Pioneer Press's Mike Berardino, the Twins may be attempting to clear him through waivers, removing him from the 40-man roster and reassigning him to Rochester. 

 

 

Chargois has spent the offseason working out but there has been little update on his throwing program. It's possible that, given his status, he will sneak through and be able to recover and rebuild in the organization. 

 

UPDATE: The Twins lose Chargois on the waviers to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:24 PM

Why not 60 DL if he's still hurt? That he is being waived would imply he's healthy, correct?


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:25 PM

With so many decent vets still looking for a job, here's hoping other teams are just as guarded of their current 40-man spots.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:27 PM

Curious to see what they are making room for.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:50 PM

Good grief, all those hard throwing RP prospects, falling like dominoes. :(
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:50 PM

Napoli? I hope not

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:51 PM

Inb4 "This is why we shouldn't have signed Sanchez"
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:52 PM

I figured it was for Sanchez or Odorizzi, but I see they've already been added.

 

This could be exciting. If it was a free agent move teams typically have time before the announcement and actual signing when they have time to clear a spot. Is a trade more likely?


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:16 PM

Seems pretty clear the new FO doesn't think much of hard throwing relievers that can't stay healthy. Bard, Melotakis, Chargois and Burdi all discarded without any return. Can't say that I'm impressed with this path forward but ultimately we will see how the FO replaces their upside in the bullpen. As it's said, the devil is in the details.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:19 PM

Darn. Some of us were hoping he'd take over the closer role by the end of 2017, but instead he's being outrighted during spring of 2017. Hopefully this is a repeat of the Melotakis situation and they'll be able to get him through waivers and retain him because I think he has make it takes to be a reliever in the majors.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:21 PM

All those hard throwing relief picks.... now wasted.But hey, we have been sanchezed!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:22 PM

A good time to sneak someone through. Nobody has seen him pitch in a year.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:26 PM

Hope he stays in the organization but can't say I'm surprised with this move. Way too injury prone to be counted on.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:27 PM

I figured Enns was next
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:30 PM


#16 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:32 PM

So we can assume this doesn't involve a free agent, as there's no reason to clear space on the 40-man for a guy you haven't signed yet.

 

And if you've already signed him, you'd just say so.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:37 PM

Bit perplexed to see Chargois on waivers instead of Slegers... 

 

Mayo says that Chargois has the best fastball and the best slider of the system.

 

Slegers is replacement level.I just don't get it.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:42 PM

 

So we can assume this doesn't involve a free agent, as there's no reason to clear space on the 40-man for a guy you haven't signed yet.

 

And if you've already signed him, you'd just say so.

Then perhaps a trade?

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:46 PM

 

Then perhaps a trade?

Possibly, though I'm at a loss for whom.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:46 PM

 

Then perhaps a trade?

...of a minor leaguer not on the 40 man for an instant addition to the roster?