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After Thursday’s 9-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians, the Twins did in fact make some more roster moves to end a very busy day in that department. Pedro Florimon and Chris Herrmann were sent to Triple-A Rochester with their replacements not named immediately.
Florimon is being demoted after a very slow and unproductive start from the plate. Plus, if you checked Twitter during the day you are more than aware, the Twins had four shortstops on the active roster at once with Eduardo Escobar, Danny Santana, Eduardo Nunez and Florimon.
The demotion of Herrmann is interesting since that takes away Ron Gardenhire’s much coveted third catcher. Throughout most of the season with the three catchers, Gardenhire has been able to DH Josmil Pinto and catch Kurt Suzuki with that security blanket. Twins fans are crossing their fingers that the manager is finally over this weird worry, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up.
If Wilkin Ramirez is indeed one of the replacements, he would instantly become the team’s centerfielder. Without Aaron Hicks and Sam Fuld, the Twins current centerfielder is Eduardo Escobar. I love Eduardo Escobar, but even I don’t want to see him in centerfield.