Mauer Activated, Morillo to Rochester

1 May

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The Twins activated Joe Mauer from the 15 Day Disabled List. As I expected, Juan Morillo was sent to Rochester after clearing waivers. I am thrilled that he cleared waivers as I believe he has a ton of potential.  

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10 Responses to “Mauer Activated, Morillo to Rochester”

  1. thrylos98 May 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Did he clear waivers?

    That is great news! I cannot wait to see what Cuellar will do with him. I think Cuellar should treat him like he did Johan and have him learn and throw the change 80% of the time for a couple of months 🙂

  2. Seth May 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    He must have… players are put on waivers and teams get X amount of time to decide. He must have cleared or they coudln’t have announced this. That timeline obviously was sometime this morning which is why they announced it now, rather than after Wednesday night’s game.

    Now the Twins can keep him in Rochester the rest of the year and work with him.

    The team deserves a ton of credit for these moves.

  3. thrylos98 May 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm #

    This was a true coup by Smith. Getting both Morillo and Humber where they belong without losing them. The bullpen battle for next season with all these guys and Nesher and Boof back will be extremely interesting to watch

  4. Funkytown May 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    Move Delaney to AAA soon; they’ve already used him 11 times in 19 games. Way too much usage this early.

  5. Funkytown May 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    According to the Twins’ site, Morillo isn’t even on the 40 man roster now…which stands at 39 with Neshek on the 60 day DL…Bonser isn’t on that 60 day list yet, either.

    And I’d like to think they could outright Gabino to AAA anytime they wanted, too.

  6. Seth May 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    Funkytown – the Twins took him off their 40 man roster and that’s why he had to clear waivers.

  7. Funkytown May 1, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    Do you think it’s unusual for them to leave the 40-man short at this point?

  8. Funkytown May 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    And why is this different than a DFA?

  9. Seth May 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    Not at all unusual to be under 40 at this point. It’s wise to keep a spot open for someone who gets released by another team. Could work a 1 for 2 trade. Or, they could bring up someone who isn’t on the 40 man roster to the big leagues.

    I don’t know the difference with DFA… In reality, it’s the same thing… DFA means there are ten days to then trade the player or send him down. Probably based on the length of their career.

  10. Funkytown May 1, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    Could work a trade or 2…

    After the Garza/Bartlett deal..which sadly looks very one-sided…are you sure you want Smith to pull the trigger on another trade?? LOL

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