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#1 brvama

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 07:38 PM

Another one goes down and could be serious.

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#2 howeda7

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 07:45 PM

IIRC, all started because he ran full speed into the wall in Anaheim in the bottom of the 9th of a game we were winning by 8 or 9 runs. 

Edited by howeda7, 08 September 2019 - 07:46 PM.

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#3 Mike Sixel

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 07:51 PM

Ugh.
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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


#4 brvama

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:10 PM

I see this has been mentioned on Stringer's "Injury Updates" may the moderators could move this there.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:21 PM

I think this topic is worthy of its own thread. Kepler going down would be a big blow.
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#6 MNT1996

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:22 PM

Well Pensacola's season is done. I think it's Kirilloff time. 

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#7 brvama

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:51 PM

Just read in the Star that Kepler has been dealing with this for much of the year. It's gotten worse lately and affects his follow-thru while batting.

http://www.startribu...xton/559782462/

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

Uffda.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 09:45 PM

Will be shocked if buxton plays in the playoffs and wouldn't surprise me either if we get bad news on Kepler tomorrow or tuesday


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:00 PM

 

Well Pensacola's season is done. I think it's Kirilloff time. 

You have to wonder. They've been deliberately slow to promote AK, and wanting to keep him on his own timeline. (For example, they wouldn't promote him to AA at the end of last season even though he was healthy and tearing up the Florida league.)

 

But I think they will limp to the end with what they have rather than call up Kirilloff or Larnach. 


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:26 PM

Can the Twins actually bring someone up from the minors now? I realize they would have to be put on the 40 man first, and someone would need to be dropped. But it might save their season.........

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#12 MNT1996

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 01:06 AM

 

You have to wonder. They've been deliberately slow to promote AK, and wanting to keep him on his own timeline. (For example, they wouldn't promote him to AA at the end of last season even though he was healthy and tearing up the Florida league.)

 

But I think they will limp to the end with what they have rather than call up Kirilloff or Larnach. 

 

You're right about the slow timeline, but I would still bet on Kirilloff getting a callup soon. For two reasons. The first is that he's no longer going to be in the AFL and the second is that he was red hot to finish the season at Pensacola. I think they'll take this opportunity to give the kid some good experience in a pennant race. 


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 01:18 AM

 

Can the Twins actually bring someone up from the minors now? I realize they would have to be put on the 40 man first, and someone would need to be dropped.

Yes, they are allowed to bring someone up from the minors, even now. It would be functionally no different than when they added Graterol and Miller on Sep. 1st -- clear a 40-man spot, and if necessary, petition to replace an injured postseason eligible player (likely Gordon?) once postseason rosters are due.

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#14 notoriousgod71

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:00 AM

Chest discomfort turns into a shoulder injury?

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:54 AM

 

Yes, they are allowed to bring someone up from the minors, even now. It would be functionally no different than when they added Graterol and Miller on Sep. 1st -- clear a 40-man spot, and if necessary, petition to replace an injured postseason eligible player (likely Gordon?) once postseason rosters are due.

Maybe this was the plan behind the Lamarre deal--he's a Twin Cities guy, they sign him for a couple days while AK finishes up the playoffs.  AK must have finally clued in to the plan and stopped hitting homers.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:47 AM

I thought Rooker or Wiel would have been added to the 40-man. I suppose only two rehab games in the GCL wasn't going to prepare Rooker enough though. Most years Wiel split his time between 1B and the OF, he hardly got any reps in the OF this year though with all the quality AA and AAA OF in the system.

 

Raley would have been an option as well, but he only had a week in the GCL after missing all summer.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:02 AM

Easy - if Buxton finds out from this specialist that season ending surgery is the best option, you end his season, put him on the 60 day DL, and add Kiriloff to the 40 man.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:56 AM

 

Easy - if Buxton finds out from this specialist that season ending surgery is the best option, you end his season, put him on the 60 day DL, and add Kiriloff to the 40 man.

And who plays CF if Kepler is also out? Wade or Cave?


#19 SpicyGarvSauce

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:10 AM

 

And who plays CF if Kepler is also out? Wade or Cave?

 

Correct - those are your only options at this point, if Cave is even available. Throw Wade in the leadoff spot and hope he can coax a couple walks per game.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:34 AM

 

You're right about the slow timeline, but I would still bet on Kirilloff getting a callup soon. For two reasons. The first is that he's no longer going to be in the AFL and the second is that he was red hot to finish the season at Pensacola. I think they'll take this opportunity to give the kid some good experience in a pennant race. 

This would be pretty out of character for this team given that AK isn't even a 40 man requirement next year. Not saying it shouldn't happen. Other than Weil, there's not much for help.