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Article: What's Next? (Part 2 - November Edition)
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:41 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:17 PM
Of course most of the current relief pitchers could probably clear waivers, so maybe there really isn't a "numbers-game".
Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:09 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:42 AM
The Twins currently have 32 spots taken, and Ryan said they will not fill the rest with prospects.
"We don't have that many guys we need to go that far with," he said.
Players who no doubt will be added: right-hander Kyle Gibson, the team's 2009 first-round draft pick, and outfielder Aaron Hicks, the 2008 first-round pick who had a breakout year at Class AA New Britain last season.
Reliever Michael Tonkin, 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 10 innings in the Arizona Fall League, and starter B.J. Hermsen, 11-6 with a 3.22 ERA at New Britain, also could be protected, but the Twins need to leave room for players they pick up via free agency or trade. They already have added reliever Josh Roenicke, claimed off waivers from Colorado this month.
"We've got some decisions to make on some guys, Gibson being one," Twins minor league director Jim Rantz said. "There are some kids we're looking at -- Tonkin, Hermsen, who was our (minor league) pitcher of the year. These guys are eligible and had pretty decent years."