Minnesota Twins: Minor League Report 5/8 to 5/14
Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A)
Last week the Rochester Red Wings went 3-3 with a series against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and the Pawtucket Red Sox. The players we are spotlighting are Zach Granite and Alan Busenitz.
Zach Granite – Last week Granite went 7 for 25 at the plate for a .280 average. He had two runs, two doubles, one RBI, and three stolen bases. Granite was also named the Batavia Downs Player of the Week for the Red Wings. Zach brings a lot of speed to the base paths as he had 56 stolen bases last year with Chattanooga. He has just started out his season with Rochester as he was injured to begin the season. Granite is also last year’s Twins Minor League Player of the Year.
Alan Busenitz – Busenitz was aquired last year in the Ricky Nolasco/Hector Santiago trade. Last week Alan pitched 2.2 innings of shutout baseball with six strikeouts and one walk with no hits allowed. He struck out all but two batters that he faced and also earned his first save of the season.
Mitch Garver – Garver has been rotating time behind the plate with John Ryan Murphy. In his three games last week he hit .300 with a double, a run, a home run and an RBI.
Aaron Slegers – Slegers made up for a poor performance on Monday by pitching 7.1 innings on Saturday. He gave up three hits while striking out five and not allowing a hit until the bottom of the seventh inning.