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Twins lose Alexi Casilla to Baltimore, claim two from Colorado

Twins lose Alexi Casilla to Baltimore, claim two from Colorado

by Tom Pelissero
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Alexi Casilla won't get another chance with the Minnesota Twins.

The Baltimore Orioles claimed the veteran infielder off waivers on Friday, the Twins announced.

Casilla, 28, hit .250/.305/.334 over parts of seven seasons with the Twins, who acquired him from the Angels for reliever J.C. Romero in December 2005.

He often battled injuries but set career highs last season with 106 games played and 21 stolen bases.

The Twins also announced they've claimed infielder Tommy Field and right-handed pitcher Josh Roenicke off waivers from Colorado and outrighted pitcher Samuel Deduno to Triple-A Rochester.

Field, 25, has appaered in 18 major-league games. A 24th-round pick in the 2008 draft, Field hit .246 (107-for-135) with 31 doubles, eight home runs and 74 runs scored last season at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Roenicke, 30, was 4-2 with a 3.25 earned-run average, 54 strikeouts and 43 walks in 88 2/3 innings over 63 games with the Rockies last season. He also has played for the Cincinnati Reds (2008 and '09) and Toronto (2009 and '10).

The moves leave 33 players on the Twins' 40-man roster.

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