Minnesota Twins: Minor League Report 5/15 to 5/21

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Mar 22, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Daniel Palka (99) runs to first after he hits a home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 22, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Daniel Palka (99) runs to first after he hits a home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 22, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Daniel Palka (99) runs to first after he hits a home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 22, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Daniel Palka (99) runs to first after he hits a home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /

Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A, 2-5)

The Red Wings had a rough week and didn’t get much help from their pitchers. They faced off against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. This week we spotlight Daniel Palka and Kyle Gibson.

Daniel Palka – Palka continues to power the Red Wings lineup with two more home runs last week to bring his total to seven on the season. Last week he hit .266 (8/30) with six runs, two doubles and five RBIs. He also raised his average from .230 to .243.

Kyle Gibson – Kyle has struggled at the major league level this season but dominated in his last start in Triple-A. He pitched 6.1 innings in a 1-0 loss where he had ten strikeouts. Hopefully he can bring that level of play to the Twins as they search for their fifth starter.

Honorable Mention

J.B. Shuck – He hit .333 (7/21) with three runs and three doubles along with two RBIs. It was a solid stretch for Shuck who has struggled so far at Triple-A.

Aaron Slegers – Slegers had another solid start as he went 8.1 innings allowing just one run and scattering five hits in one of two wins for the Red Wings last week. He may get a chance with the Twins this year if he continues to have these outings.

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