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Updated: February 13th, 2012 3:33pm
With Esmerling Vasquez clearing waivers, Twins expect 66 in camp

With Esmerling Vasquez clearing waivers, Twins expect 66 in camp

by Phil Mackey
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The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that right-hander Esmerling Vasquez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester.

Vasquez, 28, was originally claimed off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks last September, but he was waived last week to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Darin Mastroianni, who the Twins claimed from Toronto.

Vasquez will still receive an invite to big league camp when pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers this weekend. His presence puts the Twins' spring training roster at 66, including 33 pitchers, eight catchers, 14 infielders and 11 outfielders.

Pitchers (33)

Scott Baker, Nick Blackburn, Jason Bulger*, Alex Burnett, Jared Burton*, Matt Capps, Sam Deduno*, Scott Diamond, Terry Doyle, Brian Duensing, Phil Dumatrait*, Casey Fien*, Jeff Gray*, Deolis Guerra, Carlos Gutierrez, Liam Hendriks, Francisco Liriano, Matt Maloney, Jeff Manship, Jason Marquis, Lester Oliveros, Carl Pavano, Luis Perdomo*, Glen Perkins, Tyler Robertson, Anthony Swarzak, Aaron Thmpson*, Daryl Thompson*, Esmerling Vasquez*, Kyle Waldrop, P.J. Walters*, Brendan Wise*, Joel Zumaya

Catchers (8)

Drew Butera, Ryan Doumit, Chris Herrmann*, Danny Lehmann*, Joe Mauer, Rene Rivera*, Dan Rohlfing*, J.R. Towles

Infielders (14)

Aaron Bates*, Sean Burroughs*, Jamey Carroll, Alexi Casilla, Ray Chang*, Brian Dozier*, Pedro Florimon*, Michael Hollimon*, Luke Hughes, Justin Morneau, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Chris Parmelee, Steve Pearce*, Danny Valencia

Outfielders (11)

Oswaldo Arcia, Joe Benson, Matt Carson*, Brian Dinkelman*, Darin Mastroianni, Trevor Plouffe, Wilkin Ramirez*, Ben Revere, Denard Span, Rene Tosoni, Josh Willingham

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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