Taylor's Twins Talk

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

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Minor League Transactions

Just as a reminder, these transactions reports are primarily for transactions such as signings and releases, not for all of the promotions and demotions that take place over the course of a season. Those moves will be noted in the Down on the Farm reports rather than in this format. Now, on to the most recent set of moves (some of which are fairly old because of my time off).

First, the Twins have released LHP Adam Revelette, who was primarily a lefty specialist with the Beloit Snappers. His numbers this season weren't that bad -- 4.50 ERA in 6 innings over 8 games -- but the Twins must have felt that the former Kentucky Wildcat wasn't going to cut it, and freed up roster room with his release.

Second, the Twins also released OF Mark Robinson, who was hitting a woeful .132 in 38 at-bats for the Snappers. Robinson was a 4th round pick in 2004, so this can be marked down as a flameout. Robinson just never really found his stride in professional baseball (he hit just .178 last season, hence the quick release this year).

Of course, as I earlier failed to report, LHP Mike Venafro was also sold to the Toronto Blue Jays. So ends the grand experiment of keeping the man with a 0.00 ERA in the AAA bullpen. In a way, it's a shame that he never got a chance to pitch for the Twins, but even with the injury to Jesse Crain I just don't think there was a place for him with the Twins. I wish him well in Toronto (unless he's facing the Twins, of course).

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