Twins Designate Loek Van Mil For Assignment

The Twins have designated pitcher Loek Van Mil for assignment, according to a team press release.  The move was made in order to make room for Brian Fuentes on the 40-man roster.

The Netherlands native has spent most of this season with the club's Double-A affiliate, posting a 6.37 ERA with 6.4 K/9 and 6.7 BB/9 in 29.2 innings.  Van Mil is best known for being the tallest player in the minor leagues at 7'1".

12 Responses to Twins Designate Loek Van Mil For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. TeamCropDusters 5 years ago

    Wow, didn’t see that coming. I think another team will latch on to this kid. 6’11 pitchers with mid-90’s fastballs tend to not be out of work long. Even if they are dutch….

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      Funny story here. I was a the New Hampshire Fisher Cats gam against the Rock Cats, inside the Rock Cats dugout was Loek Van Mil (7’1) standing next to the 5’3 Chris Cates. It was one funny sight!

  2. dwarfcatt 5 years ago


  3. Will he be the PTBNL to the Angels for Fuentes?

  4. I thought he was the tallest player in baseball. If he isn’t, who is?

    • I think he is.

      If he were in the MLB, he would be.

      Tallest right now is Jon Rauch, I think, at 6’8″.

      • D.J. Wilson 5 years ago

        Rauch is listed as 6’11 but Mil is 2 inches taller at 7’1

  5. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Neal Huntington loves those tall pitchers that can throw on a downward plane. I could definitely see the Pirates claiming him.

  6. i miss brendan ryan's mustache 5 years ago

    7’1 and 220lbs.. talk about a beanpole!!

  7. Prince_Fielders_Donuts 5 years ago

    Why is it always weird name players get DFA

  8. S8P7W 5 years ago

    A tall Dutchman? Join the club.

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