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#1 Vanimal46

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 02:37 PM

One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to add on as they pop up over the course of the season!

Trevor May - NYM signed in the offseason.
Eddie Rosario - CLE
Sean Poppen - PIT in AAA
Tyler Clippard - ARI on the 60 Day IL :(
Rich Hill - TB
Sergio Romo Experience - OAK
Matt Wisler - SF rough start to his 2021
Ildelmaro Vargas - CHC in DFA limbo
Ehire Adrianza - ATL made their opening day roster
Akil Baddoo - DET made their opening day roster
Marwin Gonzalez - BOS
CJ Cron - COL who knew?!
Ronald Torreyes- PHI
Kyle Gibson- TEX rough start to his 2021
Tyler Kinley - COL who knew?!
John Curtiss - MIA
Fernando Rodney Experience - one phone call away!
Bartolo Colon - crushing slow pitch softball pitches
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Posted 03 April 2021 - 02:58 PM



Vintage Rosario moon shot!
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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:02 PM

I count 26 ex-Twins on active rosters right now. I don't see Poppen's name in Pittsburgh and Adrianza went on the injured list (I guess) due to possible COVID exposure.

In addition to those listed in the OP:

Liam Hendriks
Lance Lynn
Wilson Ramos
Niko Goodrum
Jonathan Schoop
Robbie Grossman
Martín Pérez
Aaron Hicks
Ryan Pressly
Jason Castro
Aaron Slegers
Kurt Suzuki
Eduardo Escobar
Alex Avila
Brandon Kintzler
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Posted 04 April 2021 - 04:06 AM

Tyler Wells is on the Orioles 26-man roster.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 04:39 AM

Brusdar Graterol opened the season on the Dodger's 60-day injured list for an undisclosed reason.

 

 

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:09 AM

Brusdar Graterol opened the season on the Dodger's 60-day injured list for an undisclosed reason.

Covid-related, per MLBTR. And if it's the 60-day list, it was only procedural, according to that article, which coincides with the Dodger's MLB roster page saying he's just on the 10-day IL now.
 

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:24 AM

 

Covid-related, per MLBTR. And if it's the 60-day list, it was only procedural, according to that article, which coincides with the Dodger's MLB roster page saying he's just on the 10-day IL now.
 

 

Thanks Ash!It indicated 60-day on the same site when I made the post. :-).

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:30 AM

Thanks Ash!It indicated 60-day on the same site when I made the post. :-).

Probably explains their slightly defensive wording, then. :)
 

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 10:14 AM



Vintage Rosario moon shot!


Twins have a glut of outfielders. It’s going to take more than this homer to get me feeling sentimental about Eddie! Eddie! And I’m not a Rosario hater like some here.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 12:51 PM

Tyler Wells is on the Orioles 26-man roster.

I guess I don’t consider someone who has never been on a Twins’ active roster to be an ex-Twin. I know I’m probably in the minority on this, but unless they played a game for the team, they can’t claim to have played for the Twins.
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Posted 04 April 2021 - 01:27 PM

First pitch of his 1st major league at-bat and Akil Baddoo goes opposite field homerun for the Detroit Tigers. Welcome to the big leagues kid. Congratulations!

 

Baddoo went unprotected by the Twins and Detroit selected him in the Rule 5 draft. Few thought he would make the roster because of his limited professional experience, but make the roster he did and punctuated his arrival in his first at-bat.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 03:36 PM

Rosario-like

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 04:06 PM

 

First pitch of his 1st major league at-bat and Akil Baddoo goes opposite field homerun for the Detroit Tigers. Welcome to the big leagues kid. Congratulations!

 

Baddoo went unprotected by the Twins and Detroit selected him in the Rule 5 draft. Few thought he would make the roster because of his limited professional experience, but make the roster he did and punctuated his arrival in his first at-bat.

 

Yeah I was concerned and surprised they didn't protect him but I can also understand why.If we hadn't had the shortened season they would have protected him so the Tigers got lucky that he really does appear to be ready and they appear to have room for him too.Just wish he would have been picked by someone outside the division.


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Posted 05 April 2021 - 06:20 AM

 

I guess I don’t consider someone who has never been on a Twins’ active roster to be an ex-Twin. I know I’m probably in the minority on this, but unless they played a game for the team, they can’t claim to have played for the Twins.

Fair enough, but Baddoo was on a list in the thread so I applied the same logic.

 

Let's hope today's matchup between current Twins and former Twins goes toward the present and not the past.

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 08:11 AM

Old friend Sam Clay is getting added to Washington’s opening day roster.
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Posted 05 April 2021 - 09:15 AM

 

Old friend Sam Clay is getting added to Washington’s opening day roster.

Tommy just signed with Toronto Blue Yays

 

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 09:32 AM

Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of LHP Tommy Milone from Blue Jays Alternate Training Site.

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 10:12 AM

 

 

 

Old friend Sam Clay is getting added to Washington’s opening day roster.

I think Clay was the next lefty to be called up at some point last season, but because Thielbar was successful, he never got a chance. 


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Posted 05 April 2021 - 11:53 AM

I’m going to count most minor leaguers as ex-Twins, if only on the principle that’s its mush more costly to find new talent than retain the talent already in the organization. Especially if someone has been in the organization for several years.

Thus, Akil Baddoo and Tyler Wells are ex-Twins, in my book.

But I realize that people can decide differently and disagree amicably on this. :)
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Posted 05 April 2021 - 01:13 PM

 

One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to add on as they pop up over the course of the season!

Trevor May - NYM signed in the offseason.
Eddie Rosario - CLE
Sean Poppen - PIT in AAA
Tyler Clippard - ARI on the 60 Day IL :(
Rich Hill - TB
Sergio Romo Experience - OAK
Matt Wisler - SF rough start to his 2021
Ildelmaro Vargas - CHC in DFA limbo
Ehire Adrianza - ATL made their opening day roster
Akil Baddoo - DET made their opening day roster
Marwin Gonzalez - BOS
CJ Cron - COL who knew?!
Ronald Torreyes- PHI
Kyle Gibson- TEX rough start to his 2021
Tyler Kinley - COL who knew?!
John Curtiss - MIA
Fernando Rodney Experience - one phone call away!
Bartolo Colon - crushing slow pitch softball pitches

 

Not gonna lie. My dumba** thought John Curtiss had disappeared.

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