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[I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/07/random-tuesday-twins-thoughts-and_17.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]

Here is this week's installment (back from the hiatus of the All Star Break) :

[LIST][*]The newest promotions in the Twins' system: RHP [B]Dan Sattler[/B] and OF [B]Evan Bigley[/B] to Rochester, RHP [B]Marty Popham[/B] to New Britain, RHP [B]Dallas Gallant[/B], LHP [B]Steven Evans[/B], SS [B]Stephen Wickens [/B]to Beloit. On the other hand, [B]Steven Hirschfeld [/B]and [B]David Bromberg [/B]returned to New Britain from Rochester.[*][B]Joe Benson [/B]started his rehab with the GCL Twins a couple weeks ago, moved to Miracle last week and today he is back at AA New Britain Rock Cats[*]1B[B] Matt Rizzotti [/B](AA), LHP [B]Bart Carter[/B] (A) and Venezuelan 3B [B]Jairo Pérez [/B](A+) were released by the Twins' organization. Pérez' release is a mystery because he has been performing well lately, and all indications point that it was not preformance-based.[*]Newly drafted Twin [B]Jake Proctor[/B] was transfered to the GCL 60-day DL because of a concussion[*]Speaking of the draft, the Twins have signed 27 of their 43 picks. A complete list with known bonuses is [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/06/updated-list-of-2012-mlb-draft-twins.html"]here[/URL].[*]Lots of trade scenarios for the Twins are coming out of thin air right now and the interim GM said that [URL="http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_21088308/bob-sansevere-are-twins-willing-deal-joe-mauer?nstrack=sid:2433458%7Cmet:300%7Ccat:0%7Corder:1"]there will be no untouchables[/URL]. Wheeling and dealing Ryan?[*]Speaking of trades, Gardenhire is decreasing [B]Matt Capps[/B]' trade value by deciding to keep him in a set-up role "for now"[*][URL="http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/trevor-plouffe-a-something-to-enjoy-in-minnesota/"]This[/URL] is a great article on [B]Trevor Plouffe[/B].[*]Kind of old news, but since it has never been mentioned, here it is: The Twins' players who made the jump from the Dominican Summer League to the Gulf Coast League this season are: [B]Jose Ramirez[/B], [B]Melciades De La Cruz, Randy Rosario, Yoman Landa[/B] and [B]Felix Jorge.[/B][*]A certain Twins' reliever [URL="https://twitter.com/Twins_morsecode/status/220609294985465856/photo/1"]has been hanging with music celebrities[/URL][*]The documentary on [B]Miguel Sano[/B], Pelotero (Ballplayer), is now [URL="http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/ballplayer-pelotero/id535668512"]available on itunes[/URL].[*]Apparently Gardenhire [URL="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/ron-gardenhire-plays-hardball-holds-jim-thome-607th-165139391--mlb.html"]is holding a certain baseball hostage[/URL][*]The Twins' product of the week is [URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0760336849/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0760336849&linkCode=as2&tag=biowriters"]Minnesota Twins: The Complete Illustrated History[/URL][IMG]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=biowriters&l=as2&o=1&a=0760336849[/IMG]. A must read for Twins' fans covering the franchise history from the 1961 move on...[/LIST]

The parting shot today is of the one and only BOSS:

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