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JOSMIL PINTO RUMORS & GOSSIP

An idea that should have been brought up sooner

Otherwise move Mauer off first and commit to Pinto and Vargas at first and DH. That is also acceptable. — Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) September 10, 2014 I am linking to Brandon Warne’s tweet here to acknowledge the fact that I didn’t come up with this idea either. I think it’s tremendous though, and fully endorse it. The Twins should probably begin their turn around sooner...
Via The Rhino and Compass
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins to add Pinto, 7 others to roster

BALTIMORE (AP) The Minnesota Twins intend to add eight players to their roster, including catcher Josmil Pinto and four pitchers. The moves were announced Monday before Minnesota concluded a four-game series at Camden Yards. The players were expected to join the team Tuesday, when the Twins host the Chicago White Sox. Those recalled from Rochester were left-hander Logan Darnell...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

This doesn’t seem optimal for Josmil Pinto’s development

This is the game log for Twins back up catcher Josmil Pinto. Pinto wasn’t supposed to have that role coming into the season, but fell into the role when Kurt Suzuki started raking. He was pushed into a DH role for a while but now, as you can see, he has onlly had 1 start since May 17th. Pinto’s value will always come from his bat. Furthermore, he’s not that bad at the dish...
Via The Rhino and Compass
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Pinto showing off power, patience at plate

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have hit 11 home runs in 11 games at Target Field this year. The two longest blasts came off the bat of young Josmil Pinto. None went further than the majestic drive Pinto launched into the second deck on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers that helped cap a 5-3 victory for Minnesota. It was the type of no-doubter -- estimated at 417 feet -- that...
Via Fox Sports North
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Minnesota taking advantage of Pinto's bat

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Josmil Pinto debuted as a September call-up last season, he tore the cover off the ball. The young Twins catcher batted .342 with four homers and 12 RBI in a small, 21-game sample size. Tuesday's game against Toronto marks Pinto's ninth game of the 2014 season, as he's split time between designated hitter and backing up catcher Kurt Suzuki. It'...
Via Fox Sports North
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Josmil Pinto gives Twins fans a reason to cheer

MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Minnesota Twins march toward the end of another losing season, there haven't been too many bright spots to speak of lately. Josmil Pinto, however, has been one of them. The Twins' rookie catcher has already impressed with his bat during his limited time in the major leagues, but he had his biggest hit of his young career Sunday against Tampa Bay. With...
Via Fox Sports North
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Josmil Pinto is "Catching" MLB by Storm

Do you know the name Josmil Pinto?  No...well, neither did I until about two weeks ago.  Since joining the Twins the 24 year old catcher has done nothing but hit.  In 7 games he's batting .565/1.513, with 6 R, 5 DBL, 1 HR, and 4 RBI.  That equates to a 0.6 WAR, which is amazing for such a short period of time.  Aside from a poor showing in 2010 and 2011, Pinto has hit well...
Via More Hardball
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins impressed by rookie catcher Josmil Pinto so far

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins catcher Josmil Pinto had three doubles in Minnesota's win Monday, but his most impressive swing of the night didn't account for one of his three hits. In the sixth inning, Pinto pulled a ball well foul down the left field line. The deep drive hit the glass of Target Field's executive suites, a territory rarely -- if ever -- reached by batters...
Via Fox Sports North
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Presley, Josmil Pinto shine in debut with Twins

The two newest Minnesota Twins make the biggest impact Sunday in their team's 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers. Center fielder Alex Presley and catcher Josmil Pinto both made their Twins debuts -- and for Pinto, his major league debut -- on Sunday, and they combined for five hits and a pair of RBI in Minnesota's victory. It was Pinto, the 24-year-old from Venezuela, who opened...
Via Fox Sports North
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins call up C Josmil Pinto

After trading Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota recalled catcher Josmil Pinto from Triple-A Rochester to take Morneau's spot on the roster. Pinto, 24, began the year at Double-A New Britain and played 107 games for the Rock Cats, batting .308 with 14 homers and 68 RBI. He was eventually promoted to Triple-A Rochester, where he hit .314 with a home run, nine...
Via Fox Sports North
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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