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Twins call up 5 from Triple-A including Santana and Vargas

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have added five players from Triple-A Rochester for September: shortstop Danny Santana, first baseman Kennys Vargas, catcher Eric Fryer and right-handed relievers A.J. Achter and Michael Tonkin. The moves were made Tuesday, the first day teams could expand their active rosters past the 25-man limit. Each player has been with the Twins already...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins summon another top prospect, right-hander Alex Meyer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have promoted another one of their top prospects, right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer. The Twins announced they will recall Meyer from Triple-A Rochester prior to Friday's game at Milwaukee. Meyer will replace Michael Tonkin, who was sent down Wednesday, in the bullpen. The 25-year-old Meyer was acquired by the Twins before the 2013 season in the...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins bring Fien back from DL, send Tonkin down

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have returned right-hander Casey Fien from his rehab assignment for a strained right shoulder and removed him from the disabled list. The move was made before the game Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays, and right-hander Michael Tonkin was sent to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Fien in the bullpen. Fien missed 25 games with his injury...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins put right-hander Casey Fien on DL, recall Tonkin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have put right-handed reliever Casey Fien on the disabled list because of a right shoulder strain. Fien was hurt in Wednesday's game against Detroit. He was 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA in nine appearances. Right-hander Michael Tonkin was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Rochester, where he was 0-1 with five saves and a 2.45 ERA in eight relief appearances.
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB News: Transactions for May 19th

Not a lot to talk about on Monday, as only five games were played & not a lot of moves were made.  A few teams optioned players which will result in a few moves to recall or activate players today.  As always, follow the links to read more on a particular transaction.Chicago CubsSent OF Justin Ruggiano on rehab assignment to Iowa (AAA) - Story by Kerry KauffmanMiami MarlinsReleased...
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May 20, 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 activate Duensing from paternity list

The Twins activated left-handed reliever Brian Duensing from the paternity list Thursday and sent Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester. Duensing was placed on the list before Monday's season opener. His wife, Lisa, gave birth to their son Boston Matthew on Tuesday morning in Omaha, Neb. Tonkin pitched one scoreless inning in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox, allowing one hit and...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins activate Duensing from paternity list

The Twins activated left-handed reliever Brian Duensing from the paternity list Thursday and sent Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins place Duensing on paternity leave

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the paternity list and have recalled right-hander Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester. The moves were announced before Monday's opener against the Chicago White Sox. Duensing's wife, Lisa, gave birth to a boy named Boston Matthew Duensing in Omaha. It was the second child for the couple. Tonkin made...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins place Duensing on paternity leave

CHICAGO (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the paternity list and have recalled right-hander Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.
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March 31, 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

Twins make another round of cuts

Minnesota's 25-man roster continued to take shape after a round of cuts on Monday, including the optioning of Chris Herrmann, Michael Tonkin and Ryan Pressly to Triple-A Rochester.
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Relief pitching

This is the second in a nine-part series previewing each position for the Minnesota Twins leading up to Opening Day. The second preview examines the Twins' bullpen, one of the strong suits of last year's club. PROJECTED RELIEVERS RHP Jared Burton (2-9, 3.82 ERA, 61 K, 22 BB in 66 innings in 2013) RHP Anthony Swarzak (3-2, 2.91 ERA, 69 K, 22 BB in 96 IP) RHP Casey Fien (5-2, 3.92...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brothers-in-law Kubel, Tonkin hoping to make Twins roster

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There were plenty of new faces in the Hammond Stadium clubhouse when outfielder Jason Kubel reported to camp in mid-February. Of course, there were some he recognized from the decade he spent with the Twins' organization, but much had changed since he last played for Minnesota in 2011. Then there was a teammate Kubel knew very well, but had not yet played with...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins notebook: Minnesota's pitchers endure rough outing vs. Baltimore

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Through the first week of spring training games, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had been relatively happy with how his pitchers had looked. That changed in a hurry Wednesday night. Minnesota's collection of pitchers was hit hard and hit often by the Baltimore Orioles, surrendering 12 hits in an 11-5 loss at Hammond Stadium. It didn't help that the Twins' defense...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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