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There has been a lot going on with the Twins minor league system of late. David Bromberg had successful surgery yesterday. Dan Osterbrock was promoted to New Britain. Brad Tippett returns to Ft. Myers after missing so much time in the last year with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Tom Stuifbergen came off the Disabled List yesterday and Ryan Mullins was put on the DL. This is the time of year when promotions start happening. The Twins have called on guys from Rochester all spring already. But over the next few weeks, we may see some movement in the lower levels too.
Last winter, the Twins traded catcher Jose Morales to the Colorado Rockies, and in return they got a left-handed reliever named Paul Bargas. As you recall, he collapsed on the ground during spring training in Ft. Myers and was taken to the hospital. In some sad news yesterday that gives us yet another reminder that we need to put baseball into perspective. It was announced that Paul Bargas has been diagnosed with brain cancer at UCLA Medical Center.
As I mention on Twins Minor League Weekly on Monday night, Oswaldo Arcia did have an appointment on his elbow in Minneapolis yesterday. He still insists he will be ready to play on Sunday for the Snappers. We shall see.
Tuesday Game Notes:
Rochester and Syracuse were postponed by weather.
New Britain beat Richmond 4-2. Bobby Lanigan gave up two runs on five hits in seven innings. He walked none and struck out six. Cole DeVries picked up another save with two more scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out two. Evan Bigley went 3-4 with his fourth double. Ray Chang went 2-4 with his ninth double. Yangervis Solarte went 2-4 with his fourth steal. Chris Cates went 2-3. Joe Benson went 0-4 and now has three hits in his last 35 at bats.
Ft. Myers beat Palm Beach 8-6. All nine Miracle starters had at least one hit. Danny Rams went 2-4 with his fifth double. Brian Dozier went 2-3 with a walk, his fifth double and his third triple. Nick Romero was 2-5 with his fifth double. Nate Hanson went 2-5. Jhonathan Goncalves hit a two-run triple. Aaron Hicks hit his first home run of the year. Matt Schuld recorded the win. He gave up four runs on six hits and two walks in five innings. Tom Stuifbergen returned from the DL with two scoreless, one-hit innings. Shooter Hunt gave up two runs on two this and two walks in 11 innings. Bruce Pugh got the final two outs for his fifth save.
Beloit beat Clinton 6-3. Logan Darnell got the win. He gave up three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out five. Ryan O’Rourke threw two scoreless frames. Matt Hauser recorded his fourth save and struck out two in a scoreless ninth. Danny Ortiz went 2-3 with his eighth double. Kyle Knudson was 3-4 with two RBI and is now hitting .367.
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