Taylor's Twins Talk

Focusing on the Twins, with a few ramblings on other things that catch my attention

Friday, December 22, 2006

Non-Roster Invitees

The Twins have invited 14 Non-Roster players to Spring Training, but the Star Tribune article which mentions this didn't actually name them all - I'm not sure why they wouldn't take the time to print the names, but maybe the Twins didn't make them available. The names that were released are not surprising:

Kevin Slowey - RHSP
Ken Harvey - DH/1B
Jose Rabe - OF
Mike Venafro - LHRP

That leaves ten more guys who have been offered a chance to come to Spring Training - I'll be waiting to see if a comprehensive list is put out. I'm glad to see that Slowey and Rabe have been invited to camp - Slowey should probably start the season in AAA, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if he were to receive a mid-season call-up.

I will speculate that the following names may be on the list, for a variety of reasons. Some of them may be competing for a Major League job, but most would probably just be getting some seasoning being around Major League players, and would be shipped to the Minor League camp at the first cut date. Here are some possibilities:

Carmen Cali - LHP
Garrett Guzman - OF
Felix Molina - IF
Tommy Watkins - SS
Dave Gassner - LHP
Bobby Korecky - RHP
Matt Moses - 3B
Oswaldo Sosa - RHP
David Winfree - 3B/1B
Erik Lis - 1B

Most of the guys on that list would have no chance of getting to the Majors next year. Once again, when and if I get an official list, I'll post an update. And if you have a comprehensive list, let me know with an e-mail or a comment.


  • At Sat Dec 23, 03:38:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This link I got from DTFC forum

    I think the ones LEN3 mention are the ones most likely to make the team. And even then, that's not that big of a chance.

  • At Tue Dec 26, 10:48:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oswaldo Sosa was added to the 40 man roster, so he will be in camp.



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