Twins outright Deolis Guerra, assign him to AAA
Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:44 PM
Guerra, 23, had a very good year out of the bullpen. Splitting the year between New Britain and Rochester, the big right-hander struck out 71 in 70 innings. The Twins will extend him an invitation to the major league camp.
"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." -- Jim Bouton, "Ball Four"
Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:55 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:57 PM
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:05 PM
I'd think that the team that claims him in the Rule V will be extending him the spring training invite.
Someone claimed in rule 5 has to stay with the team the full season, don't they? Would seem odd not to take them to spring training, then.
Ha one would think. My sarcasm had a loophole I guess.
Good point on no team claiming him. Of course it's possible teams with the top picks wouldn't do so to save roster spots to see if anything better pops up. I wonder if there are any rules against picking your own player? If there were no other players the Twins preferred over him at the #4 pick, could they decide to save Guerra?
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:30 PM
As always, is this move a precursor to something else?
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:56 PM
rosterman at www.twinscards.com
Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:07 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:22 PM
Daniel Schlereth got non-tendered, his control is so shakey he doesn't seem like a Twins kind of pitcher but they do seem to be turning their attention to power arms at long last. Not sure he'd need to be offered more than a minor league contract but he is a sexy flamethrower so he might get offered a MLB contract and require a spot on a 40-man.
Maybe they can get his Dad Mark to give the Twins some motivation. He pumps me up when i listen to him on ESPN.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:13 PM
Well this was my only real beef with the Liriano trade. I didn't want guys who were forced to take up a 40-man spot but weren't usefull enough to be on the 25 man. Now even if it's justified, Ryan won't want to lose Escobar or Hernandez because he's going to feel obligated to give those two a fair shot to prove the trade worthy.
Escobar is a 23 year old, good fielder at 3 positions who might hit a little, but has enough glove to be a utility infielder for a long time.
Hernandez is a 23 year old lefty who already has a big league start. Granted, it was a rough start that he was rushed to do, but he's left handed and has 3 pitches. What's not to like there?!
Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:26 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Guerra wouldn't have to clear waivers if he has options left, would he? Not sure if he has options left, but he's never pitched at the big league level yet. Has he been on the 40man for more than three seasons?
He was taken off the 40-man roster. Outrighted. Cleared waivers.
Good move for Twins. He's out of options so it was smart to pass him through when roster spots are hard to come by.