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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins make seven September call-ups

MINNEAPOLIS -- With Triple-A Rochester's season coming to an end Sunday, that means reinforcements are headed to Minnesota. The Twins announced after Sunday's game that they recalled seven players from Rochester: pitchers Scott Diamond, Cole De Vries, Michael Tonkin and Shairon Martis, infielder Eduardo Escobar, outfielder Chris Parmelee and catcher Eric Fryer. The Red Wings...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins recall rookie reliever Tonkin

The Minnesota Twins have recalled right-handed reliever Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester. The move was made before Tuesday's game in Detroit, where the Twins began a three-game series with the Tigers. Tonkin took the roster spot opened by the demotion of starting pitcher Kyle Gibson to Triple-A. Tonkin appeared in one game for the Twins on July 11, recording four outs...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins call up RHP Michael Tonkin from Rochester

MINNEAPOLIS -- One Twins rookie pitcher's struggles are another Twins rookie pitcher's opportunity. The team recalled right-handed reliever Michael Tonkin on Tuesday morning. He'll replace Kyle Gibson on the active roster after the first-year starter was sent down Monday. With a high innings count and Minnesota out of the playoff picture, Gibson almost certainly will...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Tonkin Optioned By Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins have optioned right-handed reliever Michael Tonkin to their Triple-A Rochester minor league affiliate. Tonkin, who pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 innings Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays should get another chance this season as he has dominated at the AAA level, tossing 38 innings of 1.89 ERA ball. The post Michael Tonkin Optioned By Minnesota Twins appeared first...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins enjoy power surge in rare win at New York

Minnesota has been in a slump as the All-Star break nears. All it took to break out of the skid was a three-home run day. The Twins scored four runs Saturday against the Yankees, all four of which came via the longball in Minnesota's 4-1 victory at Yankee Stadium. Minnesota's first hit of the day happened to clear the fences, as Trevor Plouffe connected in the second inning...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins enjoy power surge in rare win at New York

Minnesota has been in a slump as the All-Star break nears. All it took to break out of the skid was a three-home run day. The Twins scored four runs Saturday against the Yankees, all four of which came via the longball in Minnesota's 4-1 victory at Yankee Stadium. Minnesota's first hit of the day happened to clear the fences, as Trevor Plouffe connected in the second inning...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins rookie reliever Michael Tonkin pitching with a purpose

The Minnesota Twins have had a handful of players make their major league debuts this season. Add reliever Michael Tonkin to the list. The 23-year-old Tonkin debuted Thursday at Tropicana Field, pitching 1 13 innings of relief in Minnesota's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. He entered Thursday's game with the Twins trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Tonkin...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins rookie reliever Michael Tonkin pitching with a purpose

The Minnesota Twins have had a handful of players make their major league debuts this season. Add reliever Michael Tonkin to the list. The 23-year-old Tonkin debuted Thursday at Tropicana Field, pitching 1 13 innings of relief in Minnesota's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. He entered Thursday's game with the Twins trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Tonkin...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Making character judgments based solely on one picture

Michael Tonkin is joining the Twins this week, filling in for Caleb Thielbar whose grandmother passed away (my condolences) and will stick around for only a few days while Thielbar is on bereavement. While one should not judge a book by it’s cover, I feel that I am a good judge of humanity. Here are some initial assessments of Michael Tonkin. No, not Michael Tonkin the pitcher...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins option six players to minor league camp

The Minnesota Twins have made another round of cuts in spring training, optioning six players Monday to minor league camp. The team announced that catcher Chris Herrmann was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, while pitchers B.J. Hermsen, Trevor May and Michael Tonkin, catcher Josmil Pinto and infielder Danny Santana were optioned to Double-A New Britain. None of those moves came as...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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