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#21 Danchat

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 04:29 PM

 

Caleb Thielbar is back in the big leagues. 

 

Was there an opening on the 40 man roster? - Edit, never mind.

 

Looked it up, it seems that the roster was at 38 to start the year with Romero and Pineda on the restricted list, and we've since added Whitefield and Thielbar to the 40 man. 

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 04:47 PM

Well I'll be. I must have missed him on the bench then. I guess it's good news that he hasn't actually been needed in a game yet.

Rocco did insert him as a late-game defensive replacement in one of the White Sox games.
 

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#23 Seth Stohs

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 10:33 PM

RIch Hill placed on the IL with shoulder fatigue... no corresponding move to announce tonight. I'm guessing it'd come before the Tuesday afternoon game. 

 

 

A few updates... 

 

1.) Sounds like things went well for Odorizzi today. He should make a start this weekend against the Royals.

2.) Bailey's doing fine. Should make a start early next week. 

3.) Hill just experiencing fatigue. Baldelli said they got the transaction in before the game today to get an extra day to retroactively IL him. So, by that, he should be ready to make a start early next week too. 

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#24 jud6312

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 10:44 PM

Fatigue after one outing doesn't instill a lot of confidence.

 

Eventually the rotation is going to need to give them more than 5 innings. Depth or not, the bullpen will get overused like it does every year.

 

The added depth is nice, but I don't think it's enough to support having to go 4-5 innings every night.


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Posted 04 August 2020 - 06:14 AM

Are we going to see more bullpen games? Maybe Smeltzer will get a start? That is three of the five projected members of the rotation now on the IL. 

 

It looks like we'll see plenty of movement between St. Paul and Minneapolis in this most unique baseball season.


#26 Seth Stohs

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 12:30 PM

 

Are we going to see more bullpen games? Maybe Smeltzer will get a start? That is three of the five projected members of the rotation now on the IL. 

 

It looks like we'll see plenty of movement between St. Paul and Minneapolis in this most unique baseball season.

 

We may see some creativity while there are 30 and 28 player rosters. We may also see creativity against the Pirates and Royals, getting guys work. 

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 12:53 PM

 

Are we going to see more bullpen games? Maybe Smeltzer will get a start? That is three of the five projected members of the rotation now on the IL. 

 

It looks like we'll see plenty of movement between St. Paul and Minneapolis in this most unique baseball season.

Looks like Seth beat me to it, but yes. In modern MLB I suspect they could find a way to have a 50-man roster and still be short on bullpen arms.

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#28 Danchat

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 09:10 AM

Odorizzi will be coming off the IL to start on Saturday. We do have a roster spot open for him, but I believe we have to cut to 28 soon?

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#29 Seth Stohs

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 12:19 PM

Aaron Whitefield was "optioned" after last night's game to put the Twins roster at 28, which it is going to be for the remainder of the season.

 

Also learned this morning that the taxi squad will now be FIVE players instead of three players. 


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 06:22 PM

Donaldson to IL, retroactive to August 4th. No corresponding move yet, but maybe Blankenhorn?

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 07:48 PM

Do we know who the 5 people on the taxi squad are?

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#32 Seth Stohs

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 08:46 PM

 

Donaldson to IL, retroactive to August 4th. No corresponding move yet, but maybe Blankenhorn?

 

I would think Odorizzi will take that spot on Saturday before the game. 

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#33 Seth Stohs

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 08:47 PM

 

Do we know who the 5 people on the taxi squad are?

 

Right now, they have:

 

LHP Sam Cay, RHP Cory Guerrin and C Tomas Telis.

 

 

Aaron Whiteifield is still with the team. He's kind of on the taxi squad, but can only be "called up" if there is an injury or a COVID illness.

 

So right now they're at four. 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:14 AM

I'm cloudy on Astudillo's status. He was on the IL for a positive COVID test and was sent to St. Paul when he was cleared, but I haven't seen where he was optioned. I presume he is on the IL and rehabbing. Is there a limit this year to the amount of time before he must be put on the active roster or activated? 


#35 Seth Stohs

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Posted Yesterday, 11:15 AM

Jake Odorizzi officially activated from the IL today, taking Donaldson's roster spot.