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Free Agents declared in the Twins Minor League System


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A bunch of minor league guys have declared their free agency. Guys in caps had major league time with the Twins. Most were signed by the Twins as minors free agents for last season.

 

AAA: B.J. Boyd, BEAU BURROWS, Vinny Nittoli, ROB REFSNYDER, NICK VINCENT, EDGAR GARCIA, Joe Harvey, Robinson Leyer, Jason Garcia,  Sherman Johnson, Chris Nunn, DREW MAGGI, TOMAS TELIS, JOHN GANT, KYLE BARRACLOUGH, LUKE FARRELL, IAN GIBAUT, ANDREW ALBERS, Damek Tomscha, TZU-WEI LIN,

 

From AA: AARON WHITEFIELD, Hector Lujan, Leobaldo Cabrera, D.J. Burt, Eric Manoah Jr., Mitchell Osnowitz, Adam Bray, Trey Cabbage, Sean Gilmartin, Adam Lau.

From Cedar Rapids: Tyler Watson, Carlos Suniaga, Jonathan Cheshire, Matt Mullenbach, Brecklin Williams.

From Low-A Ft. Myers: Ramon Pineda (related to Mike), Zaquill Puentes, Orlando Rodriguez, Justin Washington, Bobby Milacki.

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13 hours ago, Rosterman said:

A bunch of minor league guys have declared their free agency. Guys in caps had major league time with the Twins. Most were signed by the Twins as minors free agents for last season.

 

AAA: B.J. Boyd, BEAU BURROWS, Vinny Nittoli, ROB REFSNYDER, NICK VINCENT, EDGAR GARCIA, Joe Harvey, Robinson Leyer, Jason Garcia,  Sherman Johnson, Chris Nunn, DREW MAGGI, TOMAS TELIS, JOHN GANT, KYLE BARRACLOUGH, LUKE FARRELL, IAN GIBAUT, ANDREW ALBERS, Damek Tomscha, TZU-WEI LIN,

 

From AA: AARON WHITEFIELD, Hector Lujan, Leobaldo Cabrera, D.J. Burt, Eric Manoah Jr., Mitchell Osnowitz, Adam Bray, Trey Cabbage, Sean Gilmartin, Adam Lau.

From Cedar Rapids: Tyler Watson, Carlos Suniaga, Jonathan Cheshire, Matt Mullenbach, Brecklin Williams.

From Low-A Ft. Myers: Ramon Pineda (related to Mike), Zaquill Puentes, Orlando Rodriguez, Justin Washington, Bobby Milacki.

Burrows, Vincent, E. Garcia, Barraclough, Telis, Farrell, Gibaut were all good for the Saints last year I’d like at least some if these guys back. Manoah, and Cabbage both really good in the Twins system last year, Bray was really good in 2019 those three would be great to have back. Maybe Lujan, Watson, Whitefield, and Puentes would be nice to have back as well.

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11 hours ago, bean5302 said:

The Twins have re-signed Palacios. Not sure if that's public yet, so shhhhhh.... 

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On 11/9/2021 at 1:03 PM, bean5302 said:

Hamilton not on list too. Be interesting to see who is added to the 40-man.

 

Former Twins (majors and minors)  that made this list: Joe Beimel, John Andreoli, Pedro Florimon, Luke Westphal (Padres). Trevor Hildenberger, Matt Shoemaker (Giants). Moises Gomez (Seattle). Chris Mazza (Rays). Juan Graterol (Jays). Daniel Palka (Nats). John Hicks (Texas). Dusten Knight (Orioles). Stephen Gonsalves, Chris Herrmann (Red Sox), Tyler Ladendorf, Ian Miller, Marcus Walden (Cubs). Logan Morrison (Reds). Derrick Rodriguez (Rockies). Drew Butera (Astros). Marcus Solbach (Dodgers). Brian Navaretto (Miami). Keon Broxton, Blaine Hardy (Brewers). Vance Worley (Mets). Chase DeJong (Pirates). Brock Stasi (Phillies). Homer Bailey (Oakland).

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2 hours ago, Rosterman said:

Former Twins (majors and minors)  that made this list: Joe Beimel, John Andreoli, Pedro Florimon, Luke Westphal (Padres). Trevor Hildenberger, Matt Shoemaker (Giants). Moises Gomez (Seattle). Chris Mazza (Rays). Juan Graterol (Jays). Daniel Palka (Nats). John Hicks (Texas). Dusten Knight (Orioles). Stephen Gonsalves, Chris Herrmann (Red Sox), Tyler Ladendorf, Ian Miller, Marcus Walden (Cubs). Logan Morrison (Reds). Derrick Rodriguez (Rockies). Drew Butera (Astros). Marcus Solbach (Dodgers). Brian Navaretto (Miami). Keon Broxton, Blaine Hardy (Brewers). Vance Worley (Mets). Chase DeJong (Pirates). Brock Stasi (Phillies). Homer Bailey (Oakland).

Truly remarkable how many of these I'd want back: zero!

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Interesting how sad it was when the Twins lost Rodriguez.  Of this year’s crop, sad to see Cabbage and Whitefield.  Hopefully Cabbage returns.

Two names i was glad to not see were Palacios and Javier.  See from above comment that Palacios has resigned with the Twins, but will now be Rule 5 eligible.

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7 hours ago, h2oface said:

That was sure a depressing summary that showed all the players that played on the Twins this year that aren't even worth keeping for basically minimum money. Just ugly.

Minor league veteran free agent contracts can be really good, especially for former big leaguers. 

And this was definitely a case around baseball this year. With injuries and teams trying to figure out how to adapt to one less affiliate. The Twins and every other organization signed a lot of guys from independent leagues. 

And often, it's not that they don't want them back, just that they aren't an early-offseason priority. Obviously Palacios was a priority. 

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1 hour ago, bean5302 said:

If the Twins re-signed Palacios, I'd bet he's getting added to the 40 man. He'd be picked in Rule 5 guaranteed.

Nah, they would have just put him on the 40-man, and I'd be surprised if he is selected. That said, for him (or Cabbage or Whitefield), the idea of signing a minor league deal early is that they can become Rule 5 eligible and get a shot at a 40-man roster spot if they are selected. 

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5 hours ago, roger said:

Interesting how sad it was when the Twins lost Rodriguez.  Of this year’s crop, sad to see Cabbage and Whitefield.  Hopefully Cabbage returns.

Two names i was glad to not see were Palacios and Javier.  See from above comment that Palacios has resigned with the Twins, but will now be Rule 5 eligible.

Javier has another year of team control. He would become a free agent after next season. 

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9 hours ago, Seth Stohs said:

Javier has another year of team control. He would become a free agent after next season. 

Thanks, Seth.  Seeing the kid has been here seemingly forever, that is a surprise.  This year was certainly a step forward for the young man, hopefully, next year will be another.  He still has soooo much natural ability, would love to see him put it together and become that big shortstop the team has been without for a long, long time.

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14 minutes ago, roger said:

Thanks, Seth.  Seeing the kid has been here seemingly forever, that is a surprise.  This year was certainly a step forward for the young man, hopefully, next year will be another.  He still has soooo much natural ability, would love to see him put it together and become that big shortstop the team has been without for a long, long time.

The key is that he stayed healthy most of the season, really just until about the final week or so. He got ABs. He got reps at SS... That's the positive. Needs another season of health to see if he can put up some numbers now. 

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On 11/10/2021 at 2:45 PM, Rosterman said:

Hamilton not on list too. Be interesting to see who is added to the 40-man.

 

Former Twins (majors and minors)  that made this list: Joe Beimel, John Andreoli, Pedro Florimon, Luke Westphal (Padres). Trevor Hildenberger, Matt Shoemaker (Giants). Moises Gomez (Seattle). Chris Mazza (Rays). Juan Graterol (Jays). Daniel Palka (Nats). John Hicks (Texas). Dusten Knight (Orioles). Stephen Gonsalves, Chris Herrmann (Red Sox), Tyler Ladendorf, Ian Miller, Marcus Walden (Cubs). Logan Morrison (Reds). Derrick Rodriguez (Rockies). Drew Butera (Astros). Marcus Solbach (Dodgers). Brian Navaretto (Miami). Keon Broxton, Blaine Hardy (Brewers). Vance Worley (Mets). Chase DeJong (Pirates). Brock Stasi (Phillies). Homer Bailey (Oakland).

I'm surprised to see Morrison and Worley are still playing. I know Morrison got some MLB time this past season, but neither struck me as grind-it-out-in-AAA personalities. 

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