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  1. 12 Questions With... Adam Walker

    The Twins are always looking to add more right-handed power bats. It has been a need for a couple of decades. With their third-round draft pick in the 2012 draft, the Twins selected outfielder Adam Walker out of Jacksonville University. Just look at the numbers he put up in his three years of college. In 51 games as a freshman, he hit .312/.400/.635 (1.035) with 14 doubles and 16 homers. In 61 games as a sophomore, he hit .409/.486/.682 (1.168) with 23 doubles and 13 homers. Then in 2012 as a junior, ...
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  2. Twins, Burton Near Agreement for a Contract Extension

    According to Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (via twitter), he has learned that the Twins and the representatives for Jared Burton have reached an agreement on a contract extension. It sounds like it would before for 2013, 2014 and that there would be an option for 2015. Terms of the deal have not yet been announced. We will update them here as soon as we get them.

    Last week, the Twins tendered him a contract. This is the final year of arbitration-eligibility so the contract would buy-out ...
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  3. Revere Traded to Philly for Worley

    Sources are reporting that the Minnesota Twins have traded CF Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for RHP Vance Worley and a prospect. The prospect is Trevor May.

    Revere was the heir apparent for the Twins Center Field job going back to when Denard Span was dealt to the Washington Nationals for RHP Alex Meyer. He will go to the Phillies where he and Span will compete (with BJ Upton) for NL East (CF) supremacy.

    Vance Worley has spent parts of the past three ...
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  4. Twins Select RHP Ryan Pressly in Rule 5 Draft

    With the 4th overall pick in the 2012 Rule 5 draft, the Minnesota Twins drafted RHP Ryan Pressley from the Boston Red Sox organization.

    John Manuel reports that he throws up to 95 mph. The 22 year old split the 2012 season between Hi-A and AA.

    More to come.
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  5. Former Rule 5 pick is most underrated player in Minnesota Twins history

    This morning at 9:00 a.m. the annual Rule 5 draft will begin. First will be the Major League portion. It will be followed by the minor league portion. The Twins have had some successes in each. The nabbed 3B Brian Buscher from the Giants in the minor league portion. In the major league portion, they have added names like Gary Wayne, who was a solid lefty reliever for the Minnesota Twins for a few seasons, including 1991. The most recent success was Scott Diamond.

    Today, I want to write ...
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  6. Competition for Plouffe?

    Throughout the offseason, Terry Ryan has continued to say that he is looking for a third baseman to provide competition for Trevor Plouffe. He says that Plouffe will go into spring training as the Twins starting third baseman. However, as the Twins media contingent in Nashville last night met with the Twins GM, it became clear that he will bring in a quality third baseman, and maybe even this week.

    As Nick wrote yesterday, when Terry Ryan says something over and over, it generally is ...
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  7. Twins Week in the Winter Leagues (Nov. 26 - Dec. 2)

    As the Winter Meetings in Nashvilleís Opryland are now going full tilt, itís time to take or weekly look at what is going on in the Winter Leagues. Dozens of Twins players are spending time getting extra at bats or innings pitched. Although there were a couple of players that had poor weeks, there were a few players who had tremendous weeks. At Twins Daily, we will take a look at all of them.

    Hereís how players from the Twins system did during the week from November 26 through December ...
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  8. 12 Questions With... David Hurlbut

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    Before the Arizona Fall League began, we had our first 10 Questions With posting with RHP Kyle Gibson. Iím hoping to do much more of these, and I have a few in the works. Today, Iím coming back with a 12 Questions With Q&A with a Twins minor league pitcher. Frankly, 10 questions is not enough to get to know some of these guys.

    Todayís 12 Questions interview is with LHP David Hurlbut. He was the Twins 28th round pick in 2011 out of Cal State-Fullerton ...
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  9. A Look Back: The Denard Span Era

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    Last week, the Twins announced that they had signed Jeff Clement, the teamís 12th round pick in the 2002 draft. Clement chose not to sign with the Twins, instead going to USC and later signing with the Mariners as the #3 overall pick in 2005. Following the Twins Thursday trade of Denard Span to the Washington Nationals in exchange for RHP Alex Meyer, Clement is now the only player that the Twins drafted in 2002 that is with the organization.

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  10. Twins Week in the Winter Leagues (Nov. 19-25)

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    For the first week of the Winter League updates, we will not be chronicling the Arizona Fall League. Worry not! We still have no fewer than five winter leagues in which Twins players or minor league players are participating. Frankly, this weekís update is lacking in terrific performances as we have seen in recent weeks. But there are certainly a few worth noticing. Hereís how players from the Twins system did during the week from November 19-25.

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving from Twins Daily!

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    It was about one year ago that John, Nick, Parker and myself started a string of communication around consolidating our sites to create a singular place for our Twins information. It took a lot of time and thought because it isn't as simple as it sounds, especially if you want it to meet certain expectations and goals. There were lots of drawings, and back-of-the-napkin designing by non-design folks. There were House Hunters Wants and Needs lists created to determine ...
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  12. Gibson, Hicks among 8 players added to Twins 40 man roster

    On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins announced the additions of eight players to their 40 man roster. This protects those players from being selected in the December 6 Rule 5 draft. They added pitchers Kyle Gibson, Caleb Thielbar, BJ Hermsen, Tim Wood and Michael Tonkin, along with catcher Josmil Pinto, infielder Danny Santana and outfielder Aaron Hicks.

    Aaron Hicks and Kyle Gibson were considered absolutes, the givens, to be added.

    Aaron Hicks, the Twins 2008 first round pick ...
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  13. Twins Week in the Winter Leagues (Nov. 12-18)

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    It has been another interesting week for Twins prospects who are playing in the Winter Leagues. The Arizona Fall League came to an end on Saturday afternoon when the Peoria Javelinas (the team the Twins prospects played for) won the championship game. Some prospects tours on the winter leagues are coming to an end while a few others began playing this past week. Hereís how players from the Twins system did during the week from November 12-18.

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  14. Twins Week in the Winter Leagues (Nov. 12-18)

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    It has been another interesting week for Twins prospects who are playing in the Winter Leagues. The Arizona Fall League came to an end on Saturday afternoon when the Peoria Javelinas (the team the Twins prospects played for) won the championship game. Some prospects tours on the winter leagues are coming to an end while a few others began playing this past week. Hereís how players from the Twins system did during the week from November 12-18.

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