There was a fair amount of turnover on the Twins roster in the off-season. Six weeks into the season, the upheaval just keeps on upheaving (not a word). Even those who obsessively follow the Twins and their minor-league affiliates could be forgiven for tuning into a game and going, "What? Who?" Twinkie Town, as always, is here to help, with these interesting bits of info on the new members of your favorite baseball team.
#39 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Mar 12, 1985
DID YOU KNOW? Walters is the first adult to go by P.J. since the actress P.J. Soles (Stripes, Rock 'n Roll High School).
#38 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Feb 12, 1985
DID YOU KNOW? DeVries, an Eden Prairie native, wrote what is considered the definitive history of Eden Prairie Center ("The Baskin-Robbins Only Had 22 Flavors, and Three of Them Were Vanilla") as his college thesis, and knows the secret handshake that will get you a free pair of khakis at the Gap.
#25 / Right Field / Minnesota Twins
Oct 01, 1987
DID YOU KNOW? You may know that Komatsu's Twitter handle, @Komobeatz, refers to his side project of crafting hip-hop/electronic instrumentals. But you probably didn't know that his other Twitter handle, @Komocheez, is all about his true love: taking Instagram pictures of Cheez Whiz cheese product.
#58 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Jul 30, 1986
DID YOU KNOW? Diamond doesn't consider the Laff-A-Lympics to be a part of the Scooby Doo canon. Don't even ask him about the Scrappy Doo episodes. He'll just get up and walk away.
#60 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Nov 19, 1981
DID YOU KNOW? He's not real. You can't prove it, and neither can I. He's probably Anthony Slama, and this is how he was finally able to get another shot in the bigs.
#19 / Left Field / Minnesota Twins
Aug 26, 1985
DID YOU KNOW? His error on Wednesday night was deemed an 8 on the 1-10 Scale of Absolute Delmons, with 1 being only barely Delmon-esque, and 10 being an error that results in a game-winning RBI, mascot-on-mascot violence, and post-game anti-Semitic slurs.
#61 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins
Jun 02, 1981
DID YOU KNOW? His beard's debut album, Skyline Chili, was called "a harrowing journey into the depths of a human soul, and a nice discussion of facing National League vs. American League hitters" by Rolling Stone. The single, "Pine Tar Brown (Song for Joey Votto)," reached #37 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.