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".


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12 Comments on "Twins Designate Loek Van Mil For Assignment"


TeamCropDusters
5 years 7 days 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….

5 years 7 days ago

lol

Dave_Gershman
5 years 6 days 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!

dwarfcatt
5 years 7 days ago

NOOOOOOOOO!

5 years 7 days ago

Will he be the PTBNL to the Angels for Fuentes?

5 years 7 days ago

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

5 years 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

Ian_Smell
5 years 7 days ago

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

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

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

Prince_Fielders_Donuts
5 years 6 days ago

Why is it always weird name players get DFA

S8P7W
5 years 6 days ago

A tall Dutchman? Join the club.