Julio DePaula has been added
to the 40-man roster. Frankly, I didn't expect this type of decision (adding youngsters to the roster) to start for another couple of weeks. DePaula had a pretty good season in Ft. Myers and New Britain. DePaula has been around for a long time, having signed with the Twins as a nondrafted free agent in 1999. As a result, he's been eligible to be drafted in the Rule 5 Draft for a number of years. The Twins must think that his solid 2006 season was an indication of things to come, and that a bad team in need of pitching could now justify taking DePaula in the R5 Draft.
Hopefully I'll get the time in the next week or so to make some predictions on who else will soon be added to the roster.