Minnesota Twins Announce 25-Man Roster

The Minnesota Twins announced their 25-man roster on Thursday night after their game against the Boston Red Sox. They will carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players. Highlighting the final roster are newly acquired outfielder Torii Hunter, newly acquired pitcher Ervin Santana, and Minnesota Natives Glen Perkins and Joe Mauer.

One of the last cuts was catcher Josmil Pinto, who was optioned to the minor leagues immediately after tonight’s game. This spring, Pinto batted .316 with one double in eight games. Catcher Eric Fryer was also reassigned this evening after batting .281 with two doubles and seven RBI in 15 games this spring.

Making the final roster were:

Catchers: Kurt Suzuki, Chris Herrmann

Infielders: Mauer, Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Trevor Plouffe, Danny Santana, Eduardo Nunez, Kennys Vargas

Outfielders: Hunter, Oswaldo Arcia, Jordan Schafer, Shane Robinson

Pitchers: Phil Hughes, Santana, Ricky Nolasco, Kyle Gibson, Tommy Milone, Perkins, Casey Fien, Brian Duensing, J.R. Graham, Blaine Boyer, Tim Stauffer, Mike Pelfrey

Notable Cuts: Pinto, Mark Hamburger, Caleb Thielbar

One other news item involving the Twins is minor league coach Riccardo Ingram passing away earlier this week after a recurring battle with brain cancer. Riccardo was a coach in the Twins system for 17 years, and already beat cancer once, back in 2009. It reappeared in 2014. “It’s very sad news,” Twins general manager Terry Ryan said in a statement. “He was a good member of this organization for about 17 years. He’s been all over the map with us in the minor leagues and was a player. He’s one of those guys where it would be very difficult for me to find somebody who had a bad thing to say about Riccardo Ingram.”

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