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Saturday Morning Baseball & Breakfast: D'Angelo Jimenez, Ty Wigginton and of course Cliff Lee

A few tidbits for the morning after Scott Baker out-pitched David Price...

  • It looks like the Twins signed Mexican League infielder D'Angelo Jimenez.  Jimenez last played in the Majors three years ago with the Nationals, where he posted a .379 on-base percentage.  He's a .263/.351/.377 career hitter who primarily plays second base, but can also slide over to short and third.  UZR/150 generally thought of him as a relatively strong defender, although he's now in his age-32 season.
  • There seems to be a lot of interest in Ty Wigginton, which is a name we've tossed around here once or twice.  He's cooled off significantly, hitting just .209/.303/.291 in the month of June and settling in a heavy dose of reality on what was a strong April.  But he's still been tied to the Yankees and Phillies among others.  If Minnesota is interested in picking up a third baseman before the deadline, there's no reason to get into a bidding war over this guy.
  • Every team in baseball thinks they can put together a package for Cliff Lee.
  • Reyson Zoquier?  I've never heard of him either.  Here's what Baseball America says about him:

The Twins agreed to terms with Reyson Zoquier, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound lefty from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, for a six-figure bonus, according to another international source. Zoquier throws in the high-80s and can touch 90 mph, complementing his fastball with a curve and a changeup.

That's all for now, let's get on with a sunny Saturday.  Be sure to check back later this morning for Roger's weekly minor league report!