MINNEAPOLIS It's been six years since the Twins had a shortstop play more than 100 games in a season. More than any other position, shortstop has been a revolving door in Minnesota from one year to the next.
Pedro Florimon is hoping to stop that trend.
Through Sunday, Florimon has made 42 starts at shortstop in 54 games this season. If he stays healthy, he's on pace to play over 100 games at shortstop, something that hasn't been done since Jason Bartlett made 135 starts there in 2007.
Perhaps the Twins have found their answer at shortstop.
"That's what I want," Florimon said. "I want to be here for a long time."
Minnesota claimed the lanky Florimon off waivers from Baltimore in December of 2011. He spent most of the 2012 season in the minors, including 83 games at Triple-A Rochester, where he batted .251 with 27 RBI and six stolen bases. He earned a call-up to the Twins in mid-August and wound up playing 43 games at shortstop to close out 2012.
One year later, Florimon has establis...