Positional Battles: Who’s In The Pen For The Twins

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Jul 9, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Stephen Pryor (46) throws against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Pryor

After being acquired by the Twins in exchange for Kendrys Morales, Pryor found himself pitching out of the Triple-A Rochester bullpen in 2014. This season will be his first Spring Training with the Twins, and it will be a big opportunity to prove he belongs.

At just 25 years old, Pryor has plenty of upside as well as time on his side. He only appeared in 14 games for the Red Wings last season, but he was lights out with 0.89 ERA across just over 20 innings. At the major league level, Pryor owns a 2.81 ERA across 34 games all with the Seattle Mariners.

During Spring Training, Pryor will likely be given a realistic look for a shot at a relief role. With little to lose, look for him to take the opportunity and run with it.

Now being able to count the days until Spring Training kicks off, make sure to keep an eye on each positional battle to see how things play out.

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