- Place the player on waivers (which can only be done within the first 7 days of the 10-day period)
- Trade the player
- Release the player
Where is Sean Henn in all of this? Why, he is still with the team on the 40 man roster and still in his Twins major-league uniform. I am not happy about this move. I think Henn sucks way more than Ayala. Sean Henn should go play for Chicago White Sucks...he got into their bleach bottles already...he'll fit right in.
Notes about Bobby Keppel. Katie says her notes from Spring training are as follows: "Keppel: Neither adorable nor good at baseball. Please don't come to MN." That doesn't sound promising.
Way to go Twins front office...ship off a guy who has been around to bring in another fresh guy to screw up our late innings some more! Why not just promote the whole Rochester teams bullpen and demote any of the pitchers we have that have any experience. Who's next?? Matty Guerrier? I sure hope not.
Bill Smith's comment: "We don't want to give up on [Henn]," Twins General Manager Bill Smith said. "He's lefthanded, and he's got velocity. He's another one who's been inconsistent, but he's got upside. We felt that Keppel was a good fit for us right now, and unfortunately it cost Ayala a spot." (from the Trib)
Other notes from the Star Tribune: After starting for Class AAA Albuquerque (Marlins) last season, Keppel signed a minor league contract with the Twins with a clause that would have allowed him to become a free agent if he wasn't placed on the major league roster by July 1.