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Thursday Twins Talk: Integrity, Minor Leaguers, and Something Less Depressing

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This week's post is a little more somber than in the past, but there are some important topics that need be talked about sometimes. Let's jump right in to the fun times, shall we?

To start, as you may or may not have heard, there was a bit of a situation (to put it lightly...) at the Angels' SB Nation blog involving an incredibly inappropriate post from a 'person of power'. I'm not going to link it, and I'm not going to quote anything from it, but it was reprehensible on several levels. I'm not speaking for Twinkie Town by any means, but this network has given us all a wonderful opportunity to connect with people from all over the country and all over the world who love the same team we do; where we can talk about the most inane, insightful, and amazing things. It really is incredibly opportunity, and I hope that in the future, we see a lot more informative, humorous, and community-building posts.

Anyway, now that we've talked about that...

-Double-A minor leaguer Adrian Salcedo was suspended 80 games this week for violating MLB's drug policy. Salcedo tested positive for Tamoxifen, a PED, and Heptaminol, a stimulant.

-Phil Hughes left yesterday's game after just over 70 pitches. Official ruling: 'hip flexor strain'. Hooray!

-One good thing to come from the game yesterday: Michael Tonkin is being recalled to the bullpen. Casey Fien will be headed to the DL, after soreness in his pitching shoulder occurred during the Detroit game.

-Lastly, and there's no link for this long will Oswaldo Arcia continue to play in the outfield? Talk it out in the comments!