Twins Claim Esmerling Vasquez

The Twins announced that they have claimed right-hander Esmerling Vasquez off of waivers from the Diamondbacks. Minnesota transferred Alexi Casilla to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move that creates 40-man roster space for the club's new acquisition.

The D'Backs designated Vasquez for assignment on Friday, when they obtained Mike Zagurski from the Phillies for a player to be named. Vasquez, 27, appeared in 31 games for Arizona this year, posting a 4.15 ERA with 5.9 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 and a 35.5% ground ball rate in 30 1/3 innings. The 27-year-old Dominican appeared in 50-plus games for the D'Backs in 2009 and 2010, when he posted higher strikeout rates, walk rates and ERAs than he did in 2011.

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  1. Ladies and Gentlemen.

    Bill Smith’s only move for the upcoming offseason

    *clap clap clap*

  2. best name in the majors?

  3. Casmir Valeri 4 years ago

    World Series?

  4. Darin Clouse 4 years ago

    And that was the first move by Bill Smith to create a new dynasty to show Boston and New York what real winners look like… so sad in MN and just to think the Vikings might be worse than the Twins this season…

  5. Brent Schimnoski 4 years ago


  6. RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years ago

    Well with those numbers he pretty much immediately becomes their best reliever.

  7. Twinkilling61 4 years ago

    I agree since Cuddyer might be leaving.

  8. Perkins?

  9. 0vercast 4 years ago

    It’s Cuddy, with 0.00.

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