Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/8/11
The Minnesota Twins selected two pitchers in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, taking right-hander Terry Doyle with the second overall pick in the major league round and right-hander Marty Popham in the Triple-A phase. Doyle, 26, most recently pitched for the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. He also spent time at High-A Winston Salem in 2011. With the Barons, Doyle was 7-5 with a 3.24 ERA in 15 starts. He struck out 73 batters and walked 22 in 100 innings pitched. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Doyle was a 37th-round pick by Chicago in the 2008 draft. Popham, 24, played at three different levels in Cleveland's minor league system in 2011, including High-A Kinston, Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus. He appeared in just one game at Triple-A, however, and gave up one run a solo homer in 1 23 innings. He pitched the majority at High-A, making 16 starts and posting a 6-2 record with a 4.19 ERA. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound Popham struck out 106 total batters between ...
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