June 22, 2021

Minnesota Twins add five players to 40-man roster before deadline (Twinkie Town)


Tonight at 7:00 Central was the deadline that teams had to abide by when adding minor-league players to their 40-man rosters to protect them from the upcoming 40-man roster. The Minnesota Twins read Cooper’s article this morning about who should be added to their roster ahead of tonight’s deadline. So just click here and read that.

I can also list them out there, too:

  • OF Luke Raley
  • OF Gilberto Celestino
  • 2B/OF Travis Blankenhorn
  • P Jhoan Duran
  • P Dakota Chalmers

Raley saw time between Rookie-league and the Rochester Red Wings this year, batting .310/361/.517 in 38 games. He notched eight homers and 23 RBI during that time while striking out 44 times. He also saw time in the Arizona Fall League, playing in 23 games and batting .244/.312/.439 with three homers and 14 RBI along with 21 strikeouts.

Celestino is a prospect in the lower levels of the system, seeing time between Class A Cedar Rapids and Class High-A Fort Myers. He hit .277/.349/.410 in 125 games while homering 10 times and earning 54 RBI. He also struck out 85 times against 50 walks.

The semi-utility man Blankenhorn was between Fort Myers and Class AA Pensacola this year, hitting .277/.321/.466 in 108 games…

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