CLETE THOMAS RUMORS & GOSSIP
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday marked the 18th consecutive start for Twins center fielder Clete Thomas, who has filled that spot while Aaron Hicks is on the disabled list. Minnesota didn't see much of Thomas last year as he played in just 12 games and had 29 plate appearances -- including 16 strikeouts.
In his second stint with the Twins, though, Thomas has been filling in admirably...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire talked before Tuesday's game about how Clete Thomas is not the prototypical leadoff hitter. But Minnesota has been left with few options at the top of the lineup, so Thomas has found himself leading off for the past three games.
All season, really, the Twins have struggled to find consistency at the top of the order. Minnesota'...
The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of outfielder Clete Thomas from Triple-A Rochester to give them a needed extra center fielder.
The Twins announced the move on Monday. Thomas gives manager Ron Gardenhire another player who can play center field while Wilkin Ramirez is on the disabled list with a concussion.
Rookie Aaron Hicks, who made the jump from Double-A to the...
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June 03, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS Clete Thomas is back with the Minnesota Twins, as the team announced Monday that he has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester.
To make room for Thomas on the 40-man roster, Minnesota designated reliever Tyler Robertson for assignment. Robertson was on the Opening Day roster but was optioned to Rochester on April 6.
Thomas, a 29-year-old outfielder, first debuted with...
Date: April 18, 2012 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Top 1: Clete Thomas struck out swinging against Hiroki Kuroda (5 pitches)
Top 3: Thomas called out on strikes against Kuroda (6 pitches)
Top 5: Thomas struck out swinging against Clay Rapada (7 pitches)
Top 8: Thomas struck out swinging against Boone Logan (3 pitches)
Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K
The Clete Thomas experiment in Minnesota appears to be over.
The Twins announced Friday that the outfielder was designated for assignment. Minnesota claimed Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on April 14. He hit a home run in his second at-bat with the Twins, but was just 4-for-28 with 16 strikeouts in 12 games in Minnesota.
Minnesota also announced that it claimed outfielder...
The Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Twins placed starting pitcher Scott Baker on the 60-day disabled list. Baker needs surgery on his right elbow and is out for the season.
Thomas had no plate appearances with the Tigers this season, but appeared in three games before being designated...
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April 14, 2012
The Minnesota Twins have claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. Thomas was designated for assignment earlier this week.
Thomas only played three games with the Tigers before being DFA'd, and before that his last appearance in the Majors was in 2009 with the Tigers when he hit .240/.324/.385 with 7 HR's and 39...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins added outfield depth Saturday, claiming outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from Detroit.
Thomas, 28, has spent parts of three seasons with the Tigers. He appeared in three games this season but did not have an at-bat before he was designated for assignment on Thursday. Thomas played a career-high 102 games in 2009 and batted .240 with 39 RBIs and...
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Lakeland, Fla. -- The baseball gods who control injuries owe Clete Thomas good health for the rest of his career.
Thomas, 28, had to have ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John) in 2008 and then underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee in 2010.
Thomas played 40 games for the Tigers in 2008, batting .284 with one home run and nine RBIs. He then played...