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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 01:56 PM

The Twins made a series of moves this afternoon.

 

Marwin Gonzalez to the IL (hamstring)

Willians Astudillo called up.

 

Sean Poppen called up (added to 40).

Adalberto Mejia to the 60 Day IL.

 

Blake Parker to the Family Emergency List. 

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#2 jorgenswest

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 01:59 PM

Position player depth really paying off.

What can we expect from Poppen?
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:00 PM

That must be the worst calf strain in the history of calf strains for Mejia

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:01 PM

Good to see Willians back but man, we've had 3 guys go down in 2 days, that's not great. Also what the heck does Jake Reed have to do to get a call up?!
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:02 PM

That must be the worst calf strain in the history of calf strains for Mejia


Resisting temptation to crack wise about Mejia’s size relative to a typical calf (you know, like a baby cow).
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#6 J_Dobs

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:03 PM

Dang Gonzalez is such a important piece in our lineup and flexibility, hopefully Astudillio can stay hot... Another reliever Popper pass over Reed. I am starting to feel like this front office doesn't think much of Jake Reed, much like all the other "high talent arms" they gave away. I mean Poppen has been good from stat lines, but I just feel Reed needs a chance.

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#7 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:03 PM

 

What can we expect from Poppen?

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:05 PM

That must be the worst calf strain in the history of calf strains for Mejia


Grade 2 calf strains can take 5-8 weeks. Grade 3 strains longer.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:06 PM

 

Dang Gonzalez is such a important piece in our lineup and flexibility, hopefully Astudillio can stay hot... Another reliever Popper pass over Reed. I am starting to feel like this front office doesn't think much of Jake Reed, much like all the other "high talent arms" they gave away. I mean Poppen has been good from stat lines, but I just feel Reed needs a chance.

Probably has something to do with who pitched when, plus Poppen has been starting and could add more length. Poppen has been more than good at Rochester this year. 

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

Actually Poppen is not a reliever, he's a starter. I'm assuming they chose him because he can give them multiple innings if Gibby has a short start.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:10 PM

Good for Poppen.

 

But I hate everything else about these moves. I've seen enough Tortuga for a lifetime.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:11 PM

 

Resisting temptation to crack wise about Mejia’s size relative to a typical calf (you know, like a baby cow).

 

Don't do it. Husky ballplayers with marginal talent are folk heroes in these parts.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:15 PM

Ohhh boy! Good luck to Poppen.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:18 PM

I canceled my movie ticket tonight so I could watch the game. I REALLY hope it's not a Tortuga night.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:19 PM

I'm happy that neither Littell nor Duffey were sent down. After their performances last night (and this morning), it would've been a hit to morale to put either on the plane to Rochester. Both proved they deserved to stay with the Twins.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:19 PM

 

Adalberto Mejia to the 60 Day IL.

 

Help me out, Seth. Mejia went on the IL on May 2, but just pitched in the minors yesterday.

 

Pitching yesterday has no effect on how they count the days for the 60 Day IL? So his 60 Day IL stint can end roughly July 1?

 

Does moving him to the 60 Day IL effectively clear a 40 man spot until about July 1, while otherwise not having any impact on Mejia or the roster?

 

Then, come July 1, a 40 man roster spot will have to be cleared, assuming Mejia is healthy?

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:20 PM

At times, some on this board have called for the trade/release of Schoop and Adrianza.

This is why you DON’T do that with a contending team.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:20 PM

 

That must be the worst calf strain in the history of calf strains for Mejia

Mejia is already pitching in rehab, so this is just a procedural move. We'll have to drop someone from the 40-man once his rehab is done.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:23 PM

 

Help me out, Seth. Mejia went on the IL on May 2, but just pitched in the minors yesterday.

 

Pitching yesterday has no effect on how they count the days for the 60 Day IL? So his 60 Day IL stint can end roughly July 1?

 

Does moving him to the 60 Day IL effectively clear a 40 man spot until about July 1, while otherwise not having any impact on Mejia or the roster?

 

Then, come July 1, a 40 man roster spot will have to be cleared, assuming Mejia is healthy?

Yes, the 60 day DL stint is retroactive to when he last pitched in MLB.

 

And yes, this is just a procedural move that means he's out until at least July 1st, and we'll have to clear a spot when his rehab ends after that.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:26 PM

Yes, the 60 day DL stint is retroactive to when he last pitched in MLB.

And yes, this is just a procedural move that means he's out until at least July 1st, and we'll have to clear a spot when his rehab ends after that.


Most likely Poppen.