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John Ryan Murphy holding up as an offseason win for Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins needed a catcher this offseason, that much was obvious. Veteran starter Kurt Suzuki dipped off after an All-Star 2014 season and he didn’t have much help from backups Chris Herrmann and Eric Fryer, who batted a miserable .160 when put together. With rumors connecting Minnesota to free-agent names like A.J. Pierzynski and Matt […]
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Minnesota Twins deal Chris Herrmann to Arizona Diamondbacks

The Minnesota Twins have traded backup catcher Chris Herrmann to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league outfielder Daniel Palka. Herrmann appeared in 45 games with the Twins last season, serving as the primary backup for Kurt Suzuki. He hit just .146 over 113 at-bats and had just seven extra base hits, including two home runs. […]
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D-Backs acquire Herrmann from Twins for prospect Palka

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league outfielder-first baseman Daniel Palka. The 27-year-old Herrmann appeared in 142 games for the Twins over the past four seasons, batting .181 with six homers and 33 RBIs. Defensively, he played in 69 games as a catcher and 36 as a right fielder...
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Twins acquire minor-league OF Palka from D-backs in trade for Herrmann

The Minnesota Twins made their first move of the offseason, trading catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann to Arizona for minor-league outfielder Daniel Palka. Palka, a third-round pick of the Diamondbacks in 2013 and who just turned 24 on Oct. 28, batted .280 with a .352 on-base percentage and .532 slugging percentage at Class A Visalia in 2015. The left-hander's 29 home runs were fourth...
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D-backs trade prospect Palka to Twins for utility player Herrmann

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks traded first baseman/outfielder Daniel Palk to the Minnesota Tiwns for catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann. Herrmann, 27, has appeared in 142 games over the last four seasons with the Minnesota Twins and defensively has appeared at catcher (69 games), right field (36), left field (17) and first base (2). In 389 career plate appearances, he has a .181 average...
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Herrmann Has Opportunity to Win Twins Backup Catcher Battle

Chris Herrmann has found an excellent opportunity to make up ground in the battle for the Minnesota Twins backup catcher position in the early weeks of camp with favorite Josmil Pinto battling a minor quad injury. Pinto was thought to be the frontrunner for the position of Kurt Suzuki‘s backup all winter long and reported to camp in excellent shape, according to general manager...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins place Nolasco on DL, recall Herrmann

One day after it was announced that Ricky Nolasco has been dealing with a sore elbow, the Minnesota Twins placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. To take Nolasco's place on the 25-man roster, the Twins recalled catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester. Nolasco, who lasted just two innings Sunday against the Yankees, had not made any mention...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins recall Herrmann, option Tonkin

MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Twins embark on a five-game interleague road trip, manager Ron Gardenhire expressed his desire to have an additional position player on the roster when they face San Diego and San Francisco. Following Sunday's game against Seattle, Gardenhire got his wish. Minnesota announced that catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester. To...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins option Florimon, Herrmann to Triple-A

The Twins' game of roster roulette continues. Shortly after their 9-4 loss Thursday at Cleveland, the team optioned shortstop Pedro Florimon and catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester. The move came just hours after they placed outfielder Sam Fuld on the 7-day disabled list and recalled Eduardo Nunez from the Red Wings. The team said corresponding moves will be made...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins make another round of cuts

The Minnesota Twins' 25-man roster is continuing to take shape after a round of cuts Monday. Among the notable cuts made include catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann and reliever Michael Tonkin, both of whom had a chance to break camp with the Twins. Both players were optioned to Triple-A Rochester, as was right-handed reliever Ryan Pressly. With Herrmann being sent to Triple-A, it...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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