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    Willingham to DL; Tonkin Recalled

    Twins Assistant GM Rob Antony announced before tonight's game that Josh Willingham would be going to the DL, and Michael Tonkin would be flying to the Twins Cities on Saturday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Twins Assistant GM Rob Antony announced before tonight's game that Josh Willingham would be going to the DL, and Michael Tonkin would be flying to the Twins Cities on Saturday morning...
    ...and batting cleanup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    ...and batting cleanup.
    Gardy just set a new personal-best record for resorting to his safety zone of 3 catchers and 13 pitchers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Gardy just set a new personal-best record for resorting to his safety zone of 3 catchers and 13 pitchers
    I was thinking about this when they announced that the transaction would be taking place. Tonkin belongs in Minneapolis and I'm not sure whether any of the position players in Rochester are logical call ups. Still, it is sad that there is some need for an extra arm because of the starters' ineffectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Gardy just set a new personal-best record for resorting to his safety zone of 3 catchers and 13 pitchers
    This made me laugh out loud, I admit it.

    But in reflection, I don't know who I would have called up other than Tonkin. It's not like there is any hitting in the minors right now that made an impression in spring training.

    Plus, the way the starters are pitching, they're going to need 8 relievers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Twins Assistant GM Rob Antony announced before tonight's game that Josh Willingham would be going to the DL, and Michael Tonkin would be flying to the Twins Cities on Saturday morning.
    I bet that Tonkin will not be in shape to play tomorrow, unless he is on his way already. All early flights from Lehigh Valley International are full and the earliest he can get to MSP is around 1:30 PM local via either Charlotte, NC or Atlanta. Other alternatives are early flights from either Philly or Newark and that means an early wake up call and 1.5 hr car ride to those airports.

    Was surprised to hear that he will be available tomorrow, based on the logistics out here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrylos View Post
    I bet that Tonkin will not be in shape to play tomorrow, unless he is on his way already. All early flights from Lehigh Valley International are full and the earliest he can get to MSP is around 1:30 PM local via either Charlotte, NC or Atlanta. Other alternatives are early flights from either Philly or Newark and that means an early wake up call and 1.5 hr car ride to those airports.

    Was surprised to hear that he will be available tomorrow, based on the logistics out here...
    Someone said he would be in Minneapolis by 10:30. I don't know if that's true or not. Said he's driving to Philly tonight and flying out in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Someone said he would be in Minneapolis by 10:30. I don't know if that's true or not. Said he's driving to Philly tonight and flying out in the morning.
    That will work.
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    2 OF injuries and we are depleted of options to call up to replace them. Oofta.

    Nice to see Tonkin though, hopefully he can get a good chunk of innings.

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    13 pitchers, 3 catchers, seven on the field, leaves us one guy, plus Bartlett. That's the big bench that Gardy was talking about in Spring Training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Twins Cap View Post
    13 pitchers, 3 catchers, seven on the field, leaves us one guy, plus Bartlett. That's the big bench that Gardy was talking about in Spring Training.
    Barlett's on the DL. It isn't him.

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    Maybe we can trade Burton so Tonkin can stay.

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    Very impressed by Tonkin. Would love to see him stay

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    Catchers - Suzuki, Pinto, Herrmann
    1B - Mauer, Colabello, Herrmann
    2B - Dozier, Escobar
    3B - Plouffe, Escobar, Herrmann
    SS - Florimon, Escobar
    OF - Hicks, Kubel, Colabello, Mastroianni Herrmann, Escobar,
    DH - all of the above

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Catchers - Suzuki, Pinto, Herrmann
    1B - Mauer, Colabello, Herrmann
    2B - Dozier, Escobar
    3B - Plouffe, Escobar, Herrmann
    SS - Florimon, Escobar
    OF - Hicks, Kubel, Colabello, Mastroianni Herrmann, Escobar,
    DH - all of the above
    when does Buxton come off the DL? Be nice to see him up for a week or so..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatG View Post
    when does Buxton come off the DL? Be nice to see him up for a week or so..
    No way should they bring up Buxton when he gets off the DL, nothing good could come out of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Catchers - Suzuki, Pinto, Herrmann
    1B - Mauer, Colabello, Herrmann
    2B - Dozier, Escobar
    3B - Plouffe, Escobar, Herrmann
    SS - Florimon, Escobar
    OF - Hicks, Kubel, Colabello, Mastroianni Herrmann, Escobar,
    DH - all of the above
    Seth, you're showing Herrmann as a backup at 3B. He played 1 game there in 2012 at New Britain. I've always felt playing 3B would increase his value, but hadn't heard he was taking reps there. Do you know something we don't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    Seth, you're showing Herrmann as a backup at 3B. He played 1 game there in 2012 at New Britain. I've always felt playing 3B would increase his value, but hadn't heard he was taking reps there. Do you know something we don't?
    He was an infielder/catcher in college. That said, I doubt he is anything more than an emergency option at the position, which is probably what Seth meant but in my opinion really shouldn't count as depth anyway. Probably not quite as desperate emergency-wise as Escobar at catcher, but similar.

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