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Minnesota Twins Purchase Contract of Ben Revere

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ANAHEIM CA - JULY 11:  U.S. Futures All-Star Ben Revere #7 of the Minnesota Twins at bat during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11 2010 in Anaheim California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM CA - JULY 11: U.S. Futures All-Star Ben Revere #7 of the Minnesota Twins at bat during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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This is sort of unexpected, although Gardy has been pushing for it..

There isn't much to say about this right now, other than the fact that Ben Revere was pulled just prior to first-pitch of the Rack Cats game this afternoon. He'll be in Minnesota tomorrow.

There are two questions that I have about this.

  1. Who does Minnesota remove from the 40-man roster in order to accomodate him? I assume Luke Hughes could still be moved to the 60-day disabled list.
  2. Does this have anything to do with Jason Kubel? I'm 99% sure it doesn't, and it's more a move that will help the Twins avoid situations like they were in on Thursday night with their bullpen, but it would still be good to hear that it officially has nothing to do with Kubel. This Twins offense needs as many people on deck as possible.

Revere has hit .305/.371/.363 this year with the Rock Cats, including .359/.419/.462 in his last ten games. He'll likely be available to play all three outfield positions, and should already be able to top the production of Jason Repko.

If you want more info on this as it happens, follow Phil Mackey on Twitter or check out his notes from ESPN1500. Here's his quote from Gardy:

"[Revere will] come in off the bench, fifth outfielder, baserunning, all of the above. Maybe get some swings too."

We'll have more on this tomorrow. Add new information in the comments section.