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Updated: April 3rd, 2012 10:53am
Twins' Triple-A squad will include eight players from 40-man roster

Twins' Triple-A squad will include eight players from 40-man roster

by Phil Mackey
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Minnesota Twins finalized a 25-man roster this week for Triple-A Rochester, which will open its season beginning Thursday with a two-game series in Syracuse.

Led by manager Gene Glynn, hitting coach Tom Brunansky and pitching coach Bobby Cuellar, the Red Wings will begin the season with eight players currently on the Twins' 40-man roster.

Pitchers (12)

Starters (5)
RHP Sam Deduno
RHP Cole DeVries
LHP Scott Diamond*
RHP P.J. Walters
RHP Daryl Thompson

Relivers (7)
RHP Casey Fien
RHP Carlos Gutierrez*
RHP Jeff Manship*
LHP Tyler Robertson*
RHP Anthony Slama
RHP Esmerling Vasquez
RHP Brendan Wise

Position players (13)

Catchers (3)
Drew Butera*
Rene Rivera
J.R. Towles

Infielders (6)
Aaron Bates
Ray Chang
Brian Dozier
Michael Hollimon
Tsuyoshi Nishioka*
Matt Rizzotti

Outfielders (4)
Joe Benson*
Matt Carson
Brian Dinkelman
Rene Tosoni*

* Currently on 40-man roster

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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