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PEDRO FLORIMON RUMORS

Nationals claim Twins’ Opening Day shortstop off waivers

t’s not often you see a team’s Opening Day shortstop get claimed off regular, non-revocable waivers in mid-September, but the Twins just lost Pedro Florimon to the Nationals on the waiver wire. Of course, Florimon lost Minnesota’s shortstop job in April and has spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he hit just .257 with a .717 OPS in 85 games.
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense not a concern with Florimon but Twins hope his bat comes around

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When the Minnesota Twins departed Fort Myers for the regular season, they did so knowing the same thing they always have about Pedro Florimon. The team's starting shortstop "can pick it," as manager Ron Gardenhire likes to say of the Dominican Republic native. But can he hit? "Sometimes, he's good," Gardenhire said. "Sometimes...
Via Fox Sports North
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Pedro Florimon expected to miss two weeks following appendectomy

The Minnesota Twins have plenty of competition at training camp this year following a dismal 66-96 record last season.  Bench spots as well as some starting spots are up for grabs.  The team has nine infielders, six outfielders, four catchers and twenty pitchers on their 40-man roster.  One player, who despite a down year, is slated to keep his starting job is 27-year-old shortstop...
Via MLB Injury News
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Fan Makes Incredible Two-Hand Catch of Pedro Florimon Home Run (GIF)

A Tampa Bay Rays fan made possibly the defensive play of the night on Wednesday when he caught a Pedro Florimon home run ball. Florimon went yard to right field in the third inning off of Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, and there was a fan in the right place at the right time. The caught the ball with a two-handed bare-hand grab as it descended toward him. To be fair, there weren’t...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Florimon looks to be answer to Twins' shortstop question

MINNEAPOLIS It's been six years since the Twins had a shortstop play more than 100 games in a season. More than any other position, shortstop has been a revolving door in Minnesota from one year to the next. Pedro Florimon is hoping to stop that trend. Through Sunday, Florimon has made 42 starts at shortstop in 54 games this season. If he stays healthy, he's on pace to play...
Via Fox Sports North
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' Pedro Florimon leaves with hamstring injury

The Minnesota Twins will re-evaluate Pedro Florimon today after he had to leave yesterday's contest against the Boston Red Sox.  Florimon came out of the game in the top of the seventh inning with tightness in his right hamstring.  The injury occurred when Florimon was trying to beat out a bunt attempt. According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, the Twins have listed Florimon...
Via MLB Injury News
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pedro Florimon - not a star, but an improvement

The Minnesota Twins have admitted the mistakes of the past when it came to their middle infielders. One official is quoted by MLB Reports as admitting the mistake of sending away J.J. Hardy and the fiasco caused by Nishioka and Casilla. Admitting your problems is the first half of the battle, so they say. And it should be noted that the Twins' current options will not hit anywhere...
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Florimon 'playing the way the Twins like'

MINNEAPOLIS Pedro Florimon made things look easy on Monday night as he patrolled shortstop for the Minnesota Twins. The 25-year-old Florimon, playing in just his 26th career big league game, turned in a pair of nifty defensive plays in Minnesota's 7-2 win over visiting Cleveland. The first of the two ended the top of the sixth inning as Florimon chased down a ground ball deep...
Via Fox Sports North
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins rookie Florimon shows promise in Seattle

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...
Via Fox Sports North
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins rookie Florimon shows promise

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...
Via Fox Sports North
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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