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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

Minnesota Twins outfield prospect Max Kepler tweeted today that he is finally leaving the extended spring training and heading to join the Cedar Rapids Kernals.

The 20-year-old German-born Kepler had a fantastic season at Elizabethton as a 19-year-old last year, hitting .297/.387/.539 with 10 home runs in addition to 16 doubles and a manageable 27-to-33 walks-to-strikeouts ratio. He was also successful in swiping seven bases in seven attempts.

Kepler was in Ft Myers nursing an elbow injury back to health.

"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"


#2 Mike Sixel

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:54 AM

Great news.

One of the best opening day rosters in years. Now go get 'em.


#3 jjswol

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:44 AM

Great, can't wait to see what Max can accomplish in Cedar Rapids.
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#4 Steve Penz

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:26 AM

CR will need to make some outfield space...hmmm. How could they accomplish that?

#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:03 PM

As of a half-hour ago, Buxton has NOT been promoted. that said, it's no surprise. They aren't even back from Dayton yet. I would expect/assume that once they get home, Jake will get a chance to talk to him (and/or others).

As was pointed out in other forums, Kepler has played CF in Extended Spring Training games the last couple of days. Indicates that his elbow is at least "good enough." I guess we'll see.



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