Minnesota Twins first post-Spring Training roster cuts revealed

With Opening Day just days away, the Twins are putting final roster decisions.

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Opening Day is just 48 hours away, but the MInnesota Twins have a handful of pretty important roster decisions to make over that time.

Notably, Minnesota needs to figure out what the situation will be after a barrage of injuries rocked its bullpen. Jhoan Duran, Caleb Thielbar, and Justin Topa are all starting the season on the IL which has put the Twins' depth to the test right away.

It's unclear how the Twins will end up replacing those guys, but we're reaching a point where a decision needs to be made one way or another. Part of that answer will be informed by what the last round of roster cuts look like.

Minnesota has until Thursday to get the roster down to 26 players, which the team got a little closer to on Tuesday.

Minnesota Twins first post-Spring Training roster cuts revealed

After Tuesday's game against Atlanta, the Twins announced the latest batch of Spring Training roster cuts. There aren't any surprises here, including the fact that this won't be the last round of moves the team makes before Opening Day.

  • RHP Matt Bowman
  • RHP Jeff Brigham
  • C Brian O’Keefe
  • C Chris Williams
  • INF Michael Helman
  • INF Anthony Prato
  • UTIL Niko Goodrum

All of those guys were re-assigned to minor league camp, so theyr'e still in the organization but won't be in the picture for Opening Day.

Matt Bowman was potentially the only name that could have been in the mix to make the Opening Day roster given all of the injuries, but it seems he'll be in the next wave of assistance. Instead, the Twins are likely to take Jorge Acalá, Cole Sands, and Kody Fudnerburk to Kansas City with them, as well as Daniel Duarte.

After these latest rounds of cuts, the Twins roster is down to 32 players which means six more players need to be moved back to the minors before the season starts. Those decisions aren't expected to happen until Thursday as it would be wise of Minnesota to take the maximum amount of time to set its Opening Day roster.

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