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Updated: July 18th, 2014 1:56pm
Danny Santana activated from disabled list, Chris Herrmann optioned

Danny Santana activated from disabled list, Chris Herrmann optioned

by Derek Wetmore
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Sports Over Beers, episode 24. Jim Souhan on trade deadline for the Twins
Jim Souhan joins the Sports Over Beers podcast for some plausible Twins trade scenarios. This episode was recorded at Brothers in downtown Minneapolis, and is sponsored by Shock Top -- Live Life Unfiltered. The Twins should be trade-deadline sellers, the question is whether or not they’ll realize that in time. Which players should the Twins look to trade? Josh Willingham, Kendrys Morales, Kevin Correia, Kurt Suzuki? Who are some that aren’t getting talked about much who could or should be moved? Trade candidates or not: Sam Deduno? Trevor Plouffe? Casey Fien? Souhan’s top-3 trade options. Can Josmil Pinto be the Twins catcher of the future or should the Twins extend Suzuki? -- Will Terry Ryan and Ron Gardenhire be here this time next year? What do you think about these roles: Paul Molitor manager, Tom Kelly bench coach. Robin Yount? -- The guys take a walk down memory lane with some obscure Twins from the past, including a story about a former ballplayer and potential drug dealer. How did the steroid era slip by largely unnoticed for a while? -- Outlining the Elbow Empowerment Program. What’s the next ‘Moneyball,’ or market inefficiency?
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The Twins on Friday activated shortstop Danny Santana from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Santana on the active roster, the team optioned Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester. 

Santana was on a rehab stint at Class A-Advanced Fort Myers after he had a bone bruise in his left knee. He was hurt in a June 25 game against the Angels while running the bases on a double. He played in just three rehab games with the Miracle, including two starts in center field and one at shortstop. 

The Twins have more options at shortstop than in center field, so it's likely he'll play at least some outfield on the 10-game homestand. The Twins host the Rays on Friday at Target Field. 

Herrmann appeared in one game for the Twins during his recent stint. He went  1-for-1 with an RBI on July 13 at Colorado.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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