Brought to my attention by community member clutterheart is this story by Jeff Johnson of The Gazette. It's an article on the process of learning English by a few Twins prospects, and in its own right it's an engaging story. Yet, very quietly, there is discussion of surgery for two prospects. Yorman Landa, a 20-year old reliever for Cedar Rapids, has already undergone an operation on his shoulder.
The second player seemingly considering going under the knife is Fernando Romero, a 19-year old who was called up to Cedar Rapids at the same time as Lewis Thorpe. Except for Romero, it would be Tommy John surgery.
Romero, who was voted the organization's number 21 prospect overall going into 2014, has made three starts for the Kernels since his promotion. His last outing was eight days ago, and he is currently listed on the 7-day disabled list.