The Twins have designated right-hander Matt Magill for assignment, as per a team press release. Righty Kohl Stewart has been called up from Triple-A to take Magill’s roster spot.
Magill has been a solid, if unspectacular, member of the Twins’ bullpen mix since joining the organization on a minors contract in the 2017-18 offseason. The righty has had trouble keeping the ball in the park (1.6 HR/9 in 85 innings) and has consistently missed bats, including an 11.4 K/9 over 28 1/3 frames this season. Magill has a 4.45 ERA and 2.40 K/BB rate in 2019, as his high strikeout total has been belied by both homers and a 4.8 BB/9.
Between these decent results and the 95.3 mph Magill averages on his fastball, one wonders if Minnesota is in danger of losing the 29-year-old on a DFA waiver claim. There’s no shortage of teams (both rebuilding clubs or even contenders) looking to add bullpen help, and Magill seemingly offers more upside than reclamation project-types what could be on the open market.
He will easily get picked up, 95-97 with good movement on slider, too bad Rosario missed the easiest catch because magill after that gave up 6 more yesterday
Still awaiting the obvious trade in the works to be completed.
The Twins have now DFAed 3 pen pitchers in a week, and have 36 of 40 roster spots filled. Something is in the works.
I’m excited to see who we get
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Stewart was already recalled but like you said somethings brewing, it needs to happen already, i see us trading for two relievers, one starter and moving pineda to the bench
Magill was DFA to make room on the 25-man roster for Stewart. That’s per the team’s own announcement.
Yes, but also with them having multiple spots on the 40 man open is interesting with no call ups besides this one for one with Magill and Stewart
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Pineda has the second most quality starts on the team. He better not go to the bench. I’d take him over Oddirizi and Perez at this point in the season.
Actually Twins have DFA’d 4 this week Magill, Morin, Mejia, DeJong… and the previous week Velasquez
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This is also a precursor move to open 40 man spots prior to the rule 5. We’ve got quite a few guys we’ll need to protect.
This isn’t the time of year for that, though.
Morin and Magill could get an actual return if warrent
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I hope so, but I wouldn’t bet on that. Also, what kind of return are we talking; a DSL nobody or a Single-A lottery ticket?
neither is too great, but not horrible. i think a team in need might be willing to shell out a fringe top-30 guy. anyone can get a DSL lotteru ticket.
by that i mean org-30, not overall
They are close to moves – opening this many spots doesn’t makes sense otherwise. It usually only saves minimal money as do these do.
Also was fricken more than fans make.
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I got no problem with calling up Stewart, but how about Romero too?? I mean, I hate that Falvey moved him to the bullpen and all, but I hate the thought of him wasting away in AAA even more.
I want Romero to succedd honestly, i just dont know if they will continue giving him options to get better with the major club the rest of the season barring injury. Allen is at AAA to, hes getting called up sooner or later
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I’d much rather have Romero over Allen at the moment because Allen has yet to improve on his poor velocity, and atleast Romero has good stuff, the only problem is that it just needs to be honed in a little (a lot actually), nothing Wes can’t handle.
Besides, how’s Romero gonna improve as a big league pitcher if he’s not getting any experience at the big league level. Now’s the perfect time to call him up and get him prepared for the postseason, because regardless of whether or not the FO makes a move at the deadline for another reliever, we’re gonna need Romero to be the pitcher Falvey thought he could be, because the less Rocco has to rely on Parker and Harper in high leverage situations the better.
I’m all for Romero coming back up and trying
I haven’t seen either throw since early this spring but neither Romero nor Allen seem to have good control. We had to pitch Adrianza last night because we cut so many relievers and didn’t replace them. I can see Torres coming up but Stewart for Magill is a wash. This better be a darn good trade.
This is actually getting irritating. Not happy that they are bringing up Stewart. He hasn’t pitched a decent game in AAA since May 22. His last 2 starts down there he has gone a total of 7.3 innings, given up 16 hits, 20 runs (14 earned), 6 walks, 7 strikeouts. Nothing shows that he deserves a chance up in the majors. And the 2 guys they signed to try and catch lightning in a bottle? Ian Krol, 12 appearances, ERA of 8.49 and a whip over 2. Cody Allen? 4 appearances, 4.50 ERA and more BBs (5) than Ks (3). They need to make some moves now….find a way to bring in MadBum, Will Smith and Kirby Yates. Hopefully the delay in making moves is that they are trying to get them to sign extensions now, so they have control moving forward.
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Who would the Twins want from the Padres? I’m only half kidding. Buxton for Margot (or whatever OF they wish — Reyes or Renfroe), Yates, and a prospect. Laugh it up. I know, the Twins are not getting rid of Buxton. And neither should they.
i can see them offering Cave over Buxton
No one would take cave….that swing is worse than LoMo’s.
his swing can be worked, his speed is better then most, fielding is decent. More at bats would help him
I totally wouldn’t mind if they unload Buxton.
Dude will be hurt once the Twins need him the most anyway.
Well, I’m being stupid here, as I am guessing this is just trolling fodder..but if the Padres wanted to give up Renfroe, Yates and McKenzie Gore for Buxton, I would do it in a heartbeat! I understand that Buxton’s defense is game-changing, but he is really starting to look like someone that will spend a lot of their career on the IL.
If you looked at Matt Magill’s 1 1/2 years with the twins as a whole, you might possibly think he was solid…..but, take away his statistics for May of both years, and you’d be horrified.
And I don’t care if an error led to 6 unearned runs, good pitchers work around errors. They don’t give up home runs halfway up the third deck.
EVeryone blames Rosario for that but Rosario wasnt the one pitching
I blame the sun, mainly, but Eddie does like to non-chalant his catches at times.
Yeah, he has his Lew Ford moments out there.
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Killiroff and Martin Perez for Yates . Would that do it for both teams? Maybe the Pads would have to throw in another body? The Twins will be picking up a more front-line starter soon, so Perez becomes expendable. The Padres get another outfielder but can get rid of Reyes to an American League team down the line. THey also get a solid innings eater that is much improved. And they get him for this and next year. It that is an overpay for the Twins, give them a catcher.
I hope we keep Kiriloff. That would be a steal for the Padres.
I feel if they do pick up a starter then Pineda moves to the pen, and hope they dont trade Killiroff, my 0.02$
I seriously doubt that San Diego will deal Yates. IMO, there’s no way the Twins include Killiroff in any deal unless the Mets dangle Syndergaard. I still see a scenario where Falvey deals for a LH RP (Wil Smith) and also tries to get Shane Greene from DET. Not a coincidence that Falvey has opened up 4 slots on our 40-man roster.
I don’t think Thor would be enough for Kirilloff. I think that conversation would have to start with DeGrom. But I’m pretty protective of Kirilloff, as I think he is going to be a very special player in the majors. I will say, considering it will be kind of tricky to do it, but getting Greene from DET would be nice as well. If they can get MadBum, Smith and Greene, I think that makes them very competitive for the playoffs.
I wasn’t by any means implying that the Mets would trade Syndergaard for Kiriloff straight up. I was saying that they’d want Kirilloff AND at least 2 other above average prospects or active players BEFORE they’d include Syndergaard in any deal. I stlll believe getting Greene in a deal with DET is doable, especially considering their dearth of major and minor league talent. Not sure if DET has a top SS prospect, but I’d think that packaging Nick Gordon (..284 avg, 13 SBs with a .766 OPS at AAA Rochester) with a lower level prospect could get a deal done. The price for MadBum will be too high for Pohlad in addition to multiple other teams making a push for him. Wil Smith could be acquired but Twins would, imo, have to pay a higher price in prospects than getting Greene.