Twins trim roster down to 40
2010). In 30 games last season, he batted just .185. Johnson was acquired in the offseason from Pittsburgh for Duke Welker . Fryer was trying to make the team as a backup to Kurt Suzuki. He has played in 22 major-league games in the last
Twins positional preview: First base
dealt him to the Pirates in exchange for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later (which turned out to be Duke Welker ). After Morneau was traded late in the season, Parmelee and Colabello split time at first base. Parmelee, who also
Full Count: Hughes a hot commodity
role. The team also has the number of intriguing options that AAA. Most notably Ryan Reid and Jerry Hughes but also Duke Welker and big black provided of course that recovers from his oblique injury.options that AAA. Most notably Ryan Reid and Jerry Hughes but also Duke Welker and big black provided of course that -- recovers from his oblique injury.