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Updated: December 5th, 2011 1:31pm
Twins claim Double-A shortstop Pedro Florimon from Orioles

Twins claim Double-A shortstop Pedro Florimon from Orioles

by Phil Mackey
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DALLAS -- The Minnesota Twins have snatched a shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles.

No, not J.J. Hardy.

The Twins announced Monday they have claimed 24-year-old shortstop Pedro Florimon, who batted .267/.344/.396 with eight home runs, 27 doubles and 15 stolen bases (12 caught) in 520 plate appearances for Double-A Bowie last season.

Florimon was a September call-up for Baltimore this year, but he tallied only one hit in eight at-bats.

The Twins now have one open slot on the 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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