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  1. The Twins were very active at today's deadline... or were they? Let's walk through the deadline, trade-by-trade. The Twins moved a key piece in José Berríos to the Toronto Blue Jays and received two high-profile prospects in return. They also made two lower-profile moves, including a surprising trade of underperforming JA Happ. I break it all down for you, piece by piece. Twins Trade Deadline Recap More Videos Next Up Trade Deadline Reactions 1:16:53 Live 00:00 19:59 19:59 More Videos Close facebook twitter Email pinterest Linkhttps://twinsdaily.com/index.html/minnesota-twins-news-rumors/video-twins-trade-deadline-recap-r11132/?do=edit&d=1&id=11132&jwsource=cl Copied View full article
  2. The Twins moved a key piece in José Berríos to the Toronto Blue Jays and received two high-profile prospects in return. They also made two lower-profile moves, including a surprising trade of underperforming JA Happ. I break it all down for you, piece by piece. Twins Trade Deadline Recap More Videos Next Up Trade Deadline Reactions 1:16:53 Live 00:00 19:59 19:59 More Videos Close facebook twitter Email pinterest Linkhttps://twinsdaily.com/index.html/minnesota-twins-news-rumors/video-twins-trade-deadline-recap-r11132/?do=edit&d=1&id=11132&jwsource=cl Copied
  3. The Minnesota Twins had been engaged in contract extension discussions with Byron Buxton in recent weeks but The Athletic is reporting the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement. What does this mean for Buxton and how might this impact other members of the Twins? Here is the link to the original report, which comes from Dan Hayes and Ken Rosenthal. Per that report, the Twins originally brought a seven-year, $73 million offer with a “unique incentive package” but Buxton’s camp countered with an undisclosed offer. The Twins increased the guarantee up to $80 million but it still did not satisfy Buxton and his agency. Here is a video in which I offer my reaction to the news and discuss a potential domino-effect of these negotiations. It’s important to note that in the headine at The Athletic they specifically called out that this increased the chance of an offseason trade. Buxton is still not back to health, so it’s unlikely any team would target him as a trade piece between now and Friday’s trade deadline. Another item of note from the report is the likelihood of Taylor Rogers being traded was characterized as “likely” as the demand for relievers increases. Buxton is currently on the Injured List with a fractured left hand he suffered on a hit by pitch. In 110 plate appearances this season, he’s hit .369/.409/.767 (1.176 OPS). He’s making $3.075 million via arbitration this year, and with a small sample of stats to increase his case, I can’t imagine his projected salary through arbitration will escalate a great deal, depending on what else he does this season. After that, he’s set to become a free agent entering his age-29 season. I decided to get a poll going over on Twitter to see whether or not people thought this was a fair extension offer. Here it is below, you can see the results in real time after you vote. Let me know down in the comments how you feel. Joe Mauer’s eight-year, $184 million extension is (of course) the largest in team history. The biggest free agent contract the org has ever inked is Josh Donaldson’s four-year, $92 million deal. Some recent extensions signed by the club are Randy Dobnak’s five-year, $9.25 million deal from March and the deals signed in February of 2019 by Max Kepler (five-year, $35 million) and Jorge Polanco (five-year $25.75 million). MORE FROM TWINS DAILY — Latest Twins coverage from our writers — Recent Twins discussion in our forums — Follow Twins Daily via Twitter, Facebook or email View full article
  4. Here is the link to the original report, which comes from Dan Hayes and Ken Rosenthal. Per that report, the Twins originally brought a seven-year, $73 million offer with a “unique incentive package” but Buxton’s camp countered with an undisclosed offer. The Twins increased the guarantee up to $80 million but it still did not satisfy Buxton and his agency. Here is a video in which I offer my reaction to the news and discuss a potential domino-effect of these negotiations. It’s important to note that in the headine at The Athletic they specifically called out that this increased the chance of an offseason trade. Buxton is still not back to health, so it’s unlikely any team would target him as a trade piece between now and Friday’s trade deadline. Another item of note from the report is the likelihood of Taylor Rogers being traded was characterized as “likely” as the demand for relievers increases. Buxton is currently on the Injured List with a fractured left hand he suffered on a hit by pitch. In 110 plate appearances this season, he’s hit .369/.409/.767 (1.176 OPS). He’s making $3.075 million via arbitration this year, and with a small sample of stats to increase his case, I can’t imagine his projected salary through arbitration will escalate a great deal, depending on what else he does this season. After that, he’s set to become a free agent entering his age-29 season. I decided to get a poll going over on Twitter to see whether or not people thought this was a fair extension offer. Here it is below, you can see the results in real time after you vote. Let me know down in the comments how you feel. Joe Mauer’s eight-year, $184 million extension is (of course) the largest in team history. The biggest free agent contract the org has ever inked is Josh Donaldson’s four-year, $92 million deal. Some recent extensions signed by the club are Randy Dobnak’s five-year, $9.25 million deal from March and the deals signed in February of 2019 by Max Kepler (five-year, $35 million) and Jorge Polanco (five-year $25.75 million). MORE FROM TWINS DAILY — Latest Twins coverage from our writers — Recent Twins discussion in our forums — Follow Twins Daily via Twitter, Facebook or email
  5. That site is fun but it's not very accurate, especially for prospects. They have Gilberto Celestino valued at 8.2 and Jose Miranda at 1.6.
  6. I'll believe Birdsell is going back to school once the deadline passes. Until then it just seems like a leverage tactic. And that's fine with me, it's his only opportunity to negotiate pay for a long time. Just feels like it'd make too much sense for both sides to eventually come to an agreement. We'll see.
  7. The Minnesota Twins are believed to have set a very high asking price for José Berríos. Though they seem inclined to keep him around, that doesn’t mean they’re not listening to offers. But is there a way to trade Berríos without completely gutting the 2022 rotation? Danny Abriano of SNY wrote an article yesterday on Berríos as a potential fit for the Mets. In it, he makes a lot of great points on how valuable José could be to that club and how the Mets are a team particularly well-suited to meet the Twins’ high asking price. The Mets are currently in first place in the NL East, but hold just a 2.5-game advantage over the Phillies, who are just a game up on Atlanta and 2.5 games up on Washington. It’s a tight race. New York was expecting to have plenty of pitching by now, but Carlos Carrasco and Noah Snydergaard have both experienced setbacks in their attempts to rehab from injuries. It doesn’t seem like either of those two are in the Mets’ long-term plans, either. Syndergaard is a free agent at the end of this year and Carrasco has a $14 million option with a $3 million buyout. That’s especially notable because Marcus Stroman is also a free agent after this season, leaving the Mets with some uncertainty in their 2022 rotation plans. That’s why Berríos seems like such a nice fit for them over someone like Jon Gray of the Rockies, who would just be a rental. So what’s in it for the Twins? Abriano suggests the package would need to be similar to what the Mets gave up for Marcus Stroman — Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson. He packages Tylor Megill and Robert Dominguez as a similar duo but thinks it would take something more like Megill and J.T. Ginn. Maybe even more than that. If you’re looking for prospects dripping with upside, this isn’t the kind of deal that’s going to get you going. The inclusion of Megill does make this very intriguing for anyone who’s not willing to sacrifice 2022. He’s already contributing to the Mets. Well, that’s actually underselling it. Like a lot of teams in 2021, the Mets have been decimated by injuries. That’s created an opening for Megill and he’s ran with it. He started this season dominating in Double A, moved up for three starts in Triple A and has been brilliant in five starts for the Mets. Megil, a 6-foot-7 right-hander, has pitched to a 2.63 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and has averaged 10.5 K/9 in 24 innings pitched. His fastball averages 94.6 mph and he pairs that with a slider and a changeup. He’s been sort of like a savior to their rotation, so why would the Mets trade him? Uncertainty. Megill is very much a pop-up prospect. He was drafted in the eighth round back in 2018 and came into this year ranked 21st in the Mets system according to MLB Pipeline and 25th by FanGraphs. Is this breakout for real, or will Megill, who turns 26 soon, prove to be a flash in the pan? As for Ginn, he was the high-rated prospect entering this year (sixth in the Mets’ system by MLB Pipeline and seventh by FanGraphs), but is still not cracking top-100 lists. Drafted out of Mississippi State in the second round in 2020, Ginn has a 2.56 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 8.1 K/9 as a 22-year-old in Low A. This is his first year back after recovering from Tommy John, so it’s quite possible the best is yet to come. For me, just Megill and Ginn would not be enough. It’s an intriguing starting point, though. Getting a pitcher you can plug right into the MLB rotation and a prospect who grades out similarly to someone like Matt Canterino gets you listening. If you’d prefer a higher-upside package, Twins Daily’s Matthew Taylor put together a package of shortstop Ronny Mauricio and right-handed pitcher Matt Allan, both consensus top-100 prospects. There were two other Berríos trade hypotheticals offered up in that article, which you can check out here. If you’re looking to build a package of your own, Twins Daily’s Thiéres Rabelo recently took a look at the fit between the Mets and Twins in a trade deadline piece that would be a great place to start. MORE FROM TWINS DAILY — Latest Twins coverage from our writers — Recent Twins discussion in our forums — Follow Twins Daily via Twitter, Facebook or email View full article
  8. Danny Abriano of SNY wrote an article yesterday on Berríos as a potential fit for the Mets. In it, he makes a lot of great points on how valuable José could be to that club and how the Mets are a team particularly well-suited to meet the Twins’ high asking price. The Mets are currently in first place in the NL East, but hold just a 2.5-game advantage over the Phillies, who are just a game up on Atlanta and 2.5 games up on Washington. It’s a tight race. New York was expecting to have plenty of pitching by now, but Carlos Carrasco and Noah Snydergaard have both experienced setbacks in their attempts to rehab from injuries. It doesn’t seem like either of those two are in the Mets’ long-term plans, either. Syndergaard is a free agent at the end of this year and Carrasco has a $14 million option with a $3 million buyout. That’s especially notable because Marcus Stroman is also a free agent after this season, leaving the Mets with some uncertainty in their 2022 rotation plans. That’s why Berríos seems like such a nice fit for them over someone like Jon Gray of the Rockies, who would just be a rental. So what’s in it for the Twins? Abriano suggests the package would need to be similar to what the Mets gave up for Marcus Stroman — Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson. He packages Tylor Megill and Robert Dominguez as a similar duo but thinks it would take something more like Megill and J.T. Ginn. Maybe even more than that. If you’re looking for prospects dripping with upside, this isn’t the kind of deal that’s going to get you going. The inclusion of Megill does make this very intriguing for anyone who’s not willing to sacrifice 2022. He’s already contributing to the Mets. Well, that’s actually underselling it. Like a lot of teams in 2021, the Mets have been decimated by injuries. That’s created an opening for Megill and he’s ran with it. He started this season dominating in Double A, moved up for three starts in Triple A and has been brilliant in five starts for the Mets. Megil, a 6-foot-7 right-hander, has pitched to a 2.63 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and has averaged 10.5 K/9 in 24 innings pitched. His fastball averages 94.6 mph and he pairs that with a slider and a changeup. He’s been sort of like a savior to their rotation, so why would the Mets trade him? Uncertainty. Megill is very much a pop-up prospect. He was drafted in the eighth round back in 2018 and came into this year ranked 21st in the Mets system according to MLB Pipeline and 25th by FanGraphs. Is this breakout for real, or will Megill, who turns 26 soon, prove to be a flash in the pan? As for Ginn, he was the high-rated prospect entering this year (sixth in the Mets’ system by MLB Pipeline and seventh by FanGraphs), but is still not cracking top-100 lists. Drafted out of Mississippi State in the second round in 2020, Ginn has a 2.56 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 8.1 K/9 as a 22-year-old in Low A. This is his first year back after recovering from Tommy John, so it’s quite possible the best is yet to come. For me, just Megill and Ginn would not be enough. It’s an intriguing starting point, though. Getting a pitcher you can plug right into the MLB rotation and a prospect who grades out similarly to someone like Matt Canterino gets you listening. If you’d prefer a higher-upside package, Twins Daily’s Matthew Taylor put together a package of shortstop Ronny Mauricio and right-handed pitcher Matt Allan, both consensus top-100 prospects. There were two other Berríos trade hypotheticals offered up in that article, which you can check out here. If you’re looking to build a package of your own, Twins Daily’s Thiéres Rabelo recently took a look at the fit between the Mets and Twins in a trade deadline piece that would be a great place to start. MORE FROM TWINS DAILY — Latest Twins coverage from our writers — Recent Twins discussion in our forums — Follow Twins Daily via Twitter, Facebook or email
  9. In case you missed it, here's a video of what went down. With Donaldson at the plate, Arraez was slow to get his lead off of second base. This led to Donaldson calling time and shouting something to Arraez, who reacted by lifting his arms up as if to say “what?” The two appeared to be discussing that situation in the dugout between innings. According to Justin Morneau, they were also talking as they took the field and continued their conversation in the tunnel after that half inning. We don’t know the full details of what exactly was going on, and maybe never will, but this certainly feels from an outside perspective that Donaldson was making a mountain out of a molehill. Or possibly it was Arraez who was doing that. Again, there’s likely some context we’re missing. One thing we do know by what we have here is that the mediators present during the first interaction in the dugout were mainly Nelson Cruz and first base coach Tommy Watkins. Noticeably absent: Rocco Baldelli. It probably wouldn’t be fair to expect a manager to be involved in every conversation between his players, but this certainly feels like one where Baldelli should have been present. He’s a player’s manager, and apparently let’s his players police themselves, but this seems to be letting things go a bit too far. This is the kind of thing that can make you wonder what some of the clubhouse fallout of trading away Cruz will be. If he’s the veteran presence overseeing things, what happens when he’s gone? If Rocco is going to be hands off with these kinds of situations, who’s going to be around to make sure things don’t go too far? Speaking of making a mountain out of a molehill, it’s entirely possible that’s exactly what I’m doing here. Maybe this is nothing. When you’re following a team that’s 14-games under .500, swept by a bad team in an uninspiring effort and quickly approaching the trade deadline, it’s easy to be concerned when you see stuff like this. Donaldson’s edge is part of what’s made him a premiere player. That fire is likely much more valuable on a team that’s driving toward the playoffs than one that's trying to stay out of the basement. Nobody likes losing, but Donaldson may be particularly bad at it. He hasn’t had much practice. He’s been on a losing team just once (the 76-86 Toronto Blue Jays). Arraez seems plenty competitive himself, for what it's worth. What do you think? Anything about this concern you? MORE FROM TWINS DAILY — Latest Twins coverage from our writers — Recent Twins discussion in our forums — Follow Twins Daily via Twitter, Facebook or email
  10. The Bally Sports North broadcast captured a somewhat heated discussion between Josh Donaldson and Luis Arraez during today’s game. Rocco Baldelli was noticeably absent while the interaction was taking place. Is this something to be concerned about? In case you missed it, here's a video of what went down. With Donaldson at the plate, Arraez was slow to get his lead off of second base. This led to Donaldson calling time and shouting something to Arraez, who reacted by lifting his arms up as if to say “what?” The two appeared to be discussing that situation in the dugout between innings. According to Justin Morneau, they were also talking as they took the field and continued their conversation in the tunnel after that half inning. We don’t know the full details of what exactly was going on, and maybe never will, but this certainly feels from an outside perspective that Donaldson was making a mountain out of a molehill. Or possibly it was Arraez who was doing that. Again, there’s likely some context we’re missing. One thing we do know by what we have here is that the mediators present during the first interaction in the dugout were mainly Nelson Cruz and first base coach Tommy Watkins. Noticeably absent: Rocco Baldelli. It probably wouldn’t be fair to expect a manager to be involved in every conversation between his players, but this certainly feels like one where Baldelli should have been present. He’s a player’s manager, and apparently let’s his players police themselves, but this seems to be letting things go a bit too far. This is the kind of thing that can make you wonder what some of the clubhouse fallout of trading away Cruz will be. If he’s the veteran presence overseeing things, what happens when he’s gone? If Rocco is going to be hands off with these kinds of situations, who’s going to be around to make sure things don’t go too far? Speaking of making a mountain out of a molehill, it’s entirely possible that’s exactly what I’m doing here. Maybe this is nothing. When you’re following a team that’s 14-games under .500, swept by a bad team in an uninspiring effort and quickly approaching the trade deadline, it’s easy to be concerned when you see stuff like this. Donaldson’s edge is part of what’s made him a premiere player. That fire is likely much more valuable on a team that’s driving toward the playoffs than one that's trying to stay out of the basement. Nobody likes losing, but Donaldson may be particularly bad at it. He hasn’t had much practice. He’s been on a losing team just once (the 76-86 Toronto Blue Jays). Arraez seems plenty competitive himself, for what it's worth. What do you think? Anything about this concern you? MORE FROM TWINS DAILY — Latest Twins coverage from our writers — Recent Twins discussion in our forums — Follow Twins Daily via Twitter, Facebook or email View full article
  11. TRANSACTIONS Twins recall RHP Beau Burrows and select Juan Minaya from St. Paul. Cedar Rapids activates Andrew Cabezas from the 7-day IL. Matt Wallner sent to FCL Twins for a rehab assignment. SAINTS SENTINEL St. Paul 8, Columbus 0 Box Score Matt Shoemaker: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 3 K Multi-hit games: Mark Contreras (2-for-3, HR), Drew Stankiewicz (2-for-4) HR: Mark Contreras (10), Brent Rooker (19) The Twins drafted Mark Contreras as a senior out of UC Riverside and signed to a $10,000 bonus in 2017. After a poor 2019 in which he hit .186/.271/.328 (.599 OPS) in 411 plate appearances, it felt like he was among the players who could least afford a lost 2020 season. Having those numbers represent his most-recent performance for such a long time is not good for a ballplayer’s resume. Contreras, who turned 26 earlier this year, put those numbers behind him with a strong start to this season in Wichita. Now, it’s easy to wonder if this is that same guy from 2019. Did the Twins sign another Mark Contreras and I just missed it? Contreras had a six-game cameo with the St. Paul in late-May, went back down to Double-A for a single game, but returned to the Saints on June 3. From that point to coming into today, Contreras hit .265/.341/.590 (.931 OPS). Tonight, Contreras hit his 10th homer in just 34 games for St. Paul, matching the total he hit in 112 games back in 2019. What an incredible turnaround. After Matt Shoemaker delivered five clean innings (yes, he’s still around), Jonvani Moran Followed with 2 2/3 innings of shutout ball in his Triple-A debut, striking out five of the 10 batters he faced. Kyle Barraclough finished off the shutout by recording the final four outs, two of them on strikeouts. WIND SURGE WISDOM Wichita 8, Tulsa 7 (10 innings) Box Score Chris Vallimont: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 7 K Multi-hit games: BJ Boyd (3-for-4, BB, SB) HR: None And you thought the end of the Twins game was unbelievable ... Tulsa led this game 7-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning but they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, or something. Jordan Gore delivered 1-2-3 innings in both the ninth and 10th, managing to strand the extra innings bonus runner. He picked up his first-career Double-A victory. KERNELS NUGGETS South Bend 7, Cedar Rapids 3 Box Score Andrew Cabezas: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K Multi-hit games: Gabriel Maciel (2-for-2, 2 BB), Kyle Schmidt (2-for-3, BB) HR: Wander Javier (9) Tyler Watson did an amazing job stabilizing this game for the Kernels, delivering five shutout innings of two-hit ball while striking out nine batters out of the bullpen. Unfortunately, the bats couldn’t grab the lead and the rest of the bullpen stumbled, giving up five runs in the bottom of the eighth. MUSSEL MATTERS Fort Myers 7, Jupiter 5 Box Score Orlando Rodriguez: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K Multi-hit games: Will Holland (2-for-3, 2B, HR, BB, SB), Charles Mack (2-for-4, 2B), Ruben Santana (2-for-2, 2 BB) HR: Will Holland (5) Speaking of good stories, Orlando Rodriguez had a successful debut in the org. He had been pitching for Schaumburg in the independent Frontier League and this was his third year in indy ball. He went seven innings and threw 62 of his 93 pitches for strikes (66.7%). Will Holland was the star of this game, hitting a two-run double and a two-out home run. He also drew a walk and stole a base, his sixth steal of the season. COMPLEX CHRONICLES FCL Red Sox 15, FCL Twins 2 Box Score Donny Breek: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 5 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K Multi-hit games: None HR: None The Twins gave up eight runs in the top of the first inning. There were three hit batsmen, three walks, an error and a grand slam. Basically an entire Twingo card worth of action. TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY Pitcher: Orlando Rodriguez, Fort Myers Hitter: Will Holland, Fort Myers PROSPECT SUMMARY Take note that we have finished our midseason update, so there is a new list! Here is a look at how the Twins Daily Midseason Top 20 Prospects performed: #1 – Royce Lewis (Rehab) – Out for season (torn ACL) #2 – Jhoan Duran (St. Paul) – Injured List (elbow strain) #3 – Jordan Balazovic (Wichita) – DNP #4 – Matt Canterino (Cedar Rapids) – Injured List (right elbow strain) #5 – Jose Miranda (St. Paul) – 1-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI #6 – Keoni Cavaco (Fort Myers) – DNP #7 – Gilberto Celestino (Minnesota) – DNP #8 – Josh Winder (St. Paul) – DNP #9 – Aaron Sabato (Fort Myers) – 1-for-4, 2 RBI, K #10 – Matt Wallner (Cedar Rapids - with FCL Twins on a rehab assignment) – 0-for-2 #11 – Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) – Out for Season (Tommy John surgery) #12 – Bailey Ober (Minnesota) – DNP #13 – Cole Sands (Wichita) – DNP #14 – Brent Rooker (St. Paul) – 1-for-3, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 K #15 – Misael Urbina (Fort Myers) – 0-for-2, BB, R #16 – Spencer Steer (Wichita) – 1-for-4, BB, R #17 – Wander Javier (Cedar Rapids) – 1-for-4, HR, R, RBI, K #18 – Alerick Soularie (Complex) – N/A (foot injury) #19 – Edwar Colina (Rehab) – Injured List (elbow) #20 – Chris Vallimont (Wichita) – 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 7 K SUNDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS Columbus at St. Paul, 2:05 pm CT: Andrew Albers Tulsa at Wichita, 1:05 pm CT: Austin Schulfer Cedar Rapids at South Bend, 1:05 pm CT: TBD Jupiter at Fort Myers, 11 am CT: Zarion Sharpe
  12. Mark Contreras has gone from organizational afterthought to on the doorsteps of the big leagues in a matter of months. He got things started for the Saints tonight in a big 8-0 victory. TRANSACTIONS Twins recall RHP Beau Burrows and select Juan Minaya from St. Paul. Cedar Rapids activates Andrew Cabezas from the 7-day IL. Matt Wallner sent to FCL Twins for a rehab assignment. SAINTS SENTINEL St. Paul 8, Columbus 0 Box Score Matt Shoemaker: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 3 K Multi-hit games: Mark Contreras (2-for-3, HR), Drew Stankiewicz (2-for-4) HR: Mark Contreras (10), Brent Rooker (19) The Twins drafted Mark Contreras as a senior out of UC Riverside and signed to a $10,000 bonus in 2017. After a poor 2019 in which he hit .186/.271/.328 (.599 OPS) in 411 plate appearances, it felt like he was among the players who could least afford a lost 2020 season. Having those numbers represent his most-recent performance for such a long time is not good for a ballplayer’s resume. Contreras, who turned 26 earlier this year, put those numbers behind him with a strong start to this season in Wichita. Now, it’s easy to wonder if this is that same guy from 2019. Did the Twins sign another Mark Contreras and I just missed it? Contreras had a six-game cameo with the St. Paul in late-May, went back down to Double-A for a single game, but returned to the Saints on June 3. From that point to coming into today, Contreras hit .265/.341/.590 (.931 OPS). Tonight, Contreras hit his 10th homer in just 34 games for St. Paul, matching the total he hit in 112 games back in 2019. What an incredible turnaround. After Matt Shoemaker delivered five clean innings (yes, he’s still around), Jonvani Moran Followed with 2 2/3 innings of shutout ball in his Triple-A debut, striking out five of the 10 batters he faced. Kyle Barraclough finished off the shutout by recording the final four outs, two of them on strikeouts. WIND SURGE WISDOM Wichita 8, Tulsa 7 (10 innings) Box Score Chris Vallimont: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 7 K Multi-hit games: BJ Boyd (3-for-4, BB, SB) HR: None And you thought the end of the Twins game was unbelievable ... Tulsa led this game 7-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning but they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, or something. Jordan Gore delivered 1-2-3 innings in both the ninth and 10th, managing to strand the extra innings bonus runner. He picked up his first-career Double-A victory. KERNELS NUGGETS South Bend 7, Cedar Rapids 3 Box Score Andrew Cabezas: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K Multi-hit games: Gabriel Maciel (2-for-2, 2 BB), Kyle Schmidt (2-for-3, BB) HR: Wander Javier (9) Tyler Watson did an amazing job stabilizing this game for the Kernels, delivering five shutout innings of two-hit ball while striking out nine batters out of the bullpen. Unfortunately, the bats couldn’t grab the lead and the rest of the bullpen stumbled, giving up five runs in the bottom of the eighth. MUSSEL MATTERS Fort Myers 7, Jupiter 5 Box Score Orlando Rodriguez: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K Multi-hit games: Will Holland (2-for-3, 2B, HR, BB, SB), Charles Mack (2-for-4, 2B), Ruben Santana (2-for-2, 2 BB) HR: Will Holland (5) Speaking of good stories, Orlando Rodriguez had a successful debut in the org. He had been pitching for Schaumburg in the independent Frontier League and this was his third year in indy ball. He went seven innings and threw 62 of his 93 pitches for strikes (66.7%). Will Holland was the star of this game, hitting a two-run double and a two-out home run. He also drew a walk and stole a base, his sixth steal of the season. COMPLEX CHRONICLES FCL Red Sox 15, FCL Twins 2 Box Score Donny Breek: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 5 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K Multi-hit games: None HR: None The Twins gave up eight runs in the top of the first inning. There were three hit batsmen, three walks, an error and a grand slam. Basically an entire Twingo card worth of action. TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY Pitcher: Orlando Rodriguez, Fort Myers Hitter: Will Holland, Fort Myers PROSPECT SUMMARY Take note that we have finished our midseason update, so there is a new list! Here is a look at how the Twins Daily Midseason Top 20 Prospects performed: #1 – Royce Lewis (Rehab) – Out for season (torn ACL) #2 – Jhoan Duran (St. Paul) – Injured List (elbow strain) #3 – Jordan Balazovic (Wichita) – DNP #4 – Matt Canterino (Cedar Rapids) – Injured List (right elbow strain) #5 – Jose Miranda (St. Paul) – 1-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI #6 – Keoni Cavaco (Fort Myers) – DNP #7 – Gilberto Celestino (Minnesota) – DNP #8 – Josh Winder (St. Paul) – DNP #9 – Aaron Sabato (Fort Myers) – 1-for-4, 2 RBI, K #10 – Matt Wallner (Cedar Rapids - with FCL Twins on a rehab assignment) – 0-for-2 #11 – Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) – Out for Season (Tommy John surgery) #12 – Bailey Ober (Minnesota) – DNP #13 – Cole Sands (Wichita) – DNP #14 – Brent Rooker (St. Paul) – 1-for-3, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 K #15 – Misael Urbina (Fort Myers) – 0-for-2, BB, R #16 – Spencer Steer (Wichita) – 1-for-4, BB, R #17 – Wander Javier (Cedar Rapids) – 1-for-4, HR, R, RBI, K #18 – Alerick Soularie (Complex) – N/A (foot injury) #19 – Edwar Colina (Rehab) – Injured List (elbow) #20 – Chris Vallimont (Wichita) – 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 7 K SUNDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS Columbus at St. Paul, 2:05 pm CT: Andrew Albers Tulsa at Wichita, 1:05 pm CT: Austin Schulfer Cedar Rapids at South Bend, 1:05 pm CT: TBD Jupiter at Fort Myers, 11 am CT: Zarion Sharpe View full article
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