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Aug 28, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tommy Milone (49) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Tommy Milone

Last season, Terry Ryan struck gold when he snatched Sam Fuld up off of waivers from the Oakland Athletics. The Twins needed depth in the outfield, and Fuld gave them a legitimate center fielder. Later in the year, he was able to trade Fuld back to his former team for a major league quality starter in Milone. Oakland had a log jam in the starting rotation and Milone was the odd man out. Despite pitching through injuries down the stretch last season, Milone is more than capable of being a reliable back-end-of-the-rotation kind of pitcher. Should Meyer not get the spot, it will be because the Twins deem Milone as a safer option.