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The Twins cut ties with Tomas Telis during this off-season. He is one of those unique guys who will be remembered as being on the 26-man roster, but never getting a playdate (he was a COVID replacement). Former Twin Juan Graterol has landed with the Diamondbacks, after providing veteran catcher depth for the Blue Jays this season. 

 

It's always good to have a veteran presence at AAA who can step up to the big leagues if need be. Right now the Twins do seem pretty set with catching at their upper levels, though. One of Rortvedt or Jeffers will start regularly for the Saints, depending on Garver's status. 

 

David Banuelos and Caleb Hamilton are currently listed on the Saints roster. Both have paid their dues in the minors and could have a breakout season. But both could also start at the lower level Wind Surge.

Roy Morales (came from Miami) and Steve Berman (came from Dodgers) are actually older than Hamilton and Banuelos. Morales showed some style, to say the least, at Wichita. He is far from a regular behind the plate, but could be the vet bat who can also DH and play some 1B, so a chance to start at St. Paul may be a given. Wherever Berman starts it would be good if he had shared duties to egt the most games behind the plate.

 

Jair Camago is a darkhorse. Played regularly at Cedar Rapids. Still very young at 22 and will be starting his sixth season of fulltime pro-ball, so he will be a free agent come the end of 2022. He can also DH and play 1B, and has a pretty good percentage for shutting down base stealers.

 

Be inetresting to see who the Twins do pickup to add catching depth. You can never have too many real catchers on a team, and all minor league teams can comfortably use a catcher who can also play the field or offer a DH bat.

 

 

 

 

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The Twins have signed right-handed bullpen arm Argenis Angulo who was drafted by Cleveland in 2014. He received an invite to the Indians in spring training of 2020. He became a free agent and signed with Oakland, getting an invite to spring training last season.

 

His stats aren't overall impressive, except he can strikeout batters. But still fills the bases with too many runners.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/entertainment/people/2016/11/12/how-amy-adams-got-her-start/93737204/

 

 

 

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Well goodbye to the recently one day claim/signing of Megill. Also, goodbye to Coulombe and Minaya, both pleasant surprises in the last half of the season out of the pen. Thought they would be worthy of some consideration, but also there is no need to give a million bucks to someone who might get bumped by a free agent signing and having no options. Let them play the amrekt and see if they might care to return, again, as minor league free agents.

 

Andrew Vasquez cut loose by the Dodgers. Great K numbers, still only 28. Would he come abck to Minnesota and be St. Paul depth again?

 

John Curtiss also cut lose by the Brewers. Tough break for the guy last year. He'll be on some watch lists as he recovers from his arm injury.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Rosterman said:

Trevor Hildenberger, remember him, will be back in the minors with the Giants, trying to gat back to the majors.

I remember when he was the Twins best reliever.

 

While admittedly at his peak, I guess the pitching last year wasn't so bad...

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On 11/30/2021 at 2:43 PM, Seth Stohs said:

The Twins have signed 1B/DH Curtis Terry to a minor league contract. He played 13 games in 2021 for the Rangers and went 4-for-45 (.089) with two doubles. 

 The 25-year-old hit .275/.349/.533 (.882) with 24 doubles and 22 homers for Triple-A Round Rock... 

Appears to be a solid bat.  And at only 25 years old, could have some more upside.  

On the other hand, if the Saints are the only team playing in the Twins Cities next spring it makes sense to get them some good players not on the 40-man.  

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Danny Coulombe returns to the Twins on a minor league contract. Plus they signed Jacob Faria, past Tampa Bay prospect who could be a starter in reserve at St. Paul.

 

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fariaja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-

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