Twins take Blackburn, Nishioka off 40-man roster

  • Article by: La VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 21, 2012 - 1:35 AM

The righthander was sent down to the minors and indications are that neither will play for the Twins again for the rest of the season.

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podman64Aug. 21, 12 4:58 AM

The Twins brain trust at work. The Twins version of Money Ball.

sportcity444Aug. 21, 12 7:36 AM

Addition by subtraction. Finally some good news! Here's hoping Hendricks takes advantage of this opportunity....

gotwinsAug. 21, 12 7:53 AM

Very sad that the entire rotation put together by the Twins as the beginning of the season is no longer with the club.

joehardeyAug. 21, 12 8:14 AM

The Twins will pay a lot for these mistakes during the offseason. It will take two front end starters and an above average SS to make this a ball club with a winning record. We are a long way from that right now.

bolock54Aug. 21, 12 8:18 AM

Finally..... something that makes some sense.....both have had their chances, and did not capitalize on them.....More shakeups coming?????????????

boomer470Aug. 21, 12 8:28 AM

The end of an error . . . my favorite Blackburn moment? The never changing Gardy post game comments: "Blackie looked good, he had good stuff, he just made a couple of bad pitches and they ended up in the seats."

hjlazniAug. 21, 12 8:51 AM

All the commentors want to get rid of everyone. Keep the pitchers in your organization if no one claims them. They have ways of reappearing in the newspaper as successes.

bwebsterAug. 21, 12 8:51 AM

Unfortunately, when considering the pitching options for next year, it will be 'deja vu' all over again.

notsidAug. 21, 12 9:09 AM

Well, clearly contrary to the wisdom of the Twins brain trust, the Nikster never was a major league talent and never will be. Blackburn had an okay major league career but it may well be over as a starter and perhaps entirely as well as he has lost it for whatever reason that might be. He simply can no longer get it done and may never ever be able to get it done again.

lindy_frank123Aug. 21, 12 9:12 AM

The way the Twins have "fooled around" with Blackburn reminds me of a story when I was in the Navy. This guy was at "a" school and get up "screwing up". He obviously didn't belong and didn't want to be there. But the Navy kept giving him chance after chance after chance. What a waste of time and effort and money. Well, Twins have done the same thing with Blackburn. By the way, the guy finally got an admin discharge. Just like Blackburn may finally get released. But look the assistant GM said go down there work out and we'll call you back up in September. Huh? Call up one of those younger guys. You've had your shot Blackey.


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