Twins Promote Manship

12 Aug

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After last night’s Twins loss to the Royals, Ron Gardenhire announced that Glen Perkins was being put on the 15 Day Disabled List. He then said that the team would be making another announcement today about the player who would be promoted, from Rochester.

6:30 a.m. – I just got notification from Jeff Manship that “I got the promotion. On my way to Minneapolis as we speak. Very excited!”

Good for him!! This is the right move! I will see if I can find anything more about subsequent 40 man roster moves.

If you would like to learn a little more about Jeff Manship, here are a couple of Q&As that he has done for this site. Back in September of 2007 was his first Q&A for He answered Questions from Readers in July of 2008 as well. Manship was the Twins 14th round draft pick in 2006 out of the University of Notre Dame. He has moved up the system quite quickly. He was recently promoted to AAA where in eight starts, he is 4-2 with a 3.22 ERA. Typically he has been a control pitcher through much of his minor league career, and he is known to have a very good curveball.

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5 Responses to “Twins Promote Manship”

  1. Michael M August 12, 2009 at 7:57 am #

    Congrats to Jeff! I’m sure he is on cloud nine as this has to be a dream come true as well as the culmination of years of hard work. Good luck!

  2. Funkytown August 12, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    congrats on scooping LEN and Joe C


  3. AM August 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Please let him start. This idea of bringing up AAA starters to pitch from the bullpen is stupid, especially with the starters sucking so bad right now.

  4. Funkytown August 12, 2009 at 3:22 pm #


    Class AA New Britain righthander Anthony Slama has been promoted to Class AAA Rochester to replace Jeff Manship, who’s now with the Twins.

    Slama, in 51 games at New Britain, was 4-2 with a 2.48 ERA while saving 25 games in 28 opportunities. He walked 32 batters in 65.1 innings but struck out 93 and held opponents to a .2o1 batting average.

    It’s a great move for Slama, who was 24 years old in A ball last season, causing me to scratch my head. But hey, I’m not a farm director. All I remember about Slama was that he appeared at this year’s Diamond Awards to accept his award for being the Twins minor league pitcher of the year. He was supposed to accept the award, answer a couple of questions from Dick and Bert, then roll out.

    Slama sees a microphone, rolls up to it, and delivers a speech. His was the first award of the night, so everyone who followed him felt they had to speak too. Thanks to Slama, the program ran 25 minutes long. The Twins players were killing him after the banquet. It was pretty funny. Slama’s a cool dude and handled it well.

    It will be interesting to see who replaces Manship in Rochester’s rotation. They might have to keep Gambino in there.

    Of course, it’s GABINO…and it’s about time for Slama. maybe Erickson moves to AA.

  5. Bill in Sarasota August 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

    This upcoming offseason:


    D. Young for JJ Hardy ?

    Both players had disappointing seasons.
    MIL has SS and MN has OF depth.
    Hardy makes more and is closer to free agency.

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