Minnesota Twins: The All-Target Field Team (2010-Present)

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Sep 2, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view at Target Field during the third inning between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 2, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view at Target Field during the third inning between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 28, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Glen Perkins (15) pitches to the Houston Astros in the seventh inning at Target Field. The Twins win 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 28, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Glen Perkins (15) pitches to the Houston Astros in the seventh inning at Target Field. The Twins win 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports /

The Bullpen

Middle Relievers:

Brian Duensing (2010-2015) Key Stat: 135 games pitched from 2013 to 2014.

Ryan Pressly (2013-Present) Key Stat: Career ERA of 3.75 in 183 appearances.

Casey Fien (2012-2016) Key Stat: Pitched in 73 games in both 2013 and 2014, 62 games in 2015.

Caleb Thielbar (2013-2015) Key Stat: Posted a 2.74 ERA in 109 appearances with the Twins.

Set Up Men

These two pitchers have pitched well in many roles in relief for the Twins, having done set up time and closer duties successfully.

Jon Rauch (2010)

Jon Rauch pitched just one season at Target Field, but he made an impact. Rauch, the tallest player in MLB history at 6 feet 11 inches tall, converted 21 saves in 25 chances while closing for the Twins. He would appear in 59 total games that season.

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His time as the closer came to an end after the acquisition of Matt Capps, but he was able to pitch effectively as a long reliever and set up man. After his time in Minnesota, he would play three more MLB seasons with three teams.

Brandon Kintzler (2016-Present)

Brandon Kintzler came to the Twins in 2016, after spending six seasons in Milwaukee. In his first season in Minnesota, Kintzler pitched in 54 games, putting up at 3.15 ERA and converting 17 saves. This season, he was able to step into the closer role full time.

So far in 2017, Kintzler has pitched in nine games and converted five saves. He has yet to give up a run in 9.1 innings pitched, and has only given up four hits. His season has started off nicely, and Twins fans would be delighted if it continued.

Closer: Glen Perkins (2010-Present)

Glen Perkins has been a mainstay in the Twins bullpen throughout their time at Target Field. Since becoming the closer, he has converted 120 saves since 2011. In three straight seasons, Perkins saved 30 or more games. He was an All Star in each of those seasons.

Since his last All Star season in 2015, Perkins has battled injuries that have limited him to just two games. He is currently on the 60-day disabled list, but will hopefully be back in June of this year.

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