Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/19/12
When the Twins promoted shortstop Pedro Florimon from Triple-A on Tuesday, it was less for his abilities than because of the struggles of another. Brian Dozier was slumping, bound for Rochester, and the team needed a replacement.That replacement was Florimon, a defensive specialist whom the team decided to get a closer look at in the final days before September call-ups. The expectations were hardly overwhelming for the young shortstop: play solid defense, earn some time, show us what you can do and why you should be here.In his Twins debut on Friday, Florimon performed as expected. His defense was solid and included a diving, over-the-shoulder catch in the seventh inning of the team's 5-3 loss. He was hitless, but the Twins saw a hint of what they expected.In Saturday's 3-2 loss to Seattle, though, Florimon made his performance of the night before an afterthought. His running catch in shallow left field in the eighth inning may have saved the Twins a run, but the real show came at ...
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