11/20/2009 1:36 PM ET
Twins Add Six Players to Major League Roster
The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have added infielders Danny Valencia and Estarlin De Los Santos and righthanded pitchers Deolis Guerra, Alex Burnett, Loek Van Mil and Rob Delaney to their Major League Roster.
Valencia, 25, began the season at Double-A New Britain, batting .284 (62-for-218) with seven home runs and 29 rbi in 57 games with the Rock Cats. He was promoted to Triple-A Rochester on June 23 and batted .286 (77-for-269) with seven home runs and 41 rbi in 71 games (68 at third base). Valencia was drafted by the Twins in the 19th round of the 2006 First-Year Player draft out of the University of Miami where he participated in the 2006 College World Series.
De Los Santos, 22, batted .290 in 68 games with Single-A Ft. Myers. In 262 plate appearances he recorded 33 runs, 23 rbi, 11 doubles, 11 stolen bases, seven triples and one home run. The middle infielder was originally signed from the Twins Academy in the Dominican Republic as a non-drafted free agent on February 9, 2005.
Guerra, 20, began the season at Single-A Ft. Myers where he appeared in 16 games (15 starts) before being promoted to Double-A New Britain on July 7. While with the Rock Cats, Guerra was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week, July 20 and recorded a perfect 4-0 record while pitching at home. Originally signed as a free agent by the New York Mets in 2005, Guerra was part of the package the Twins received in exchange for Johan Santana on February 2, 2008.
Burnett, 22, went 2-1, 1.99 (22.2 ip, 5 er) with four saves in 18 appearances for Single-A Ft. Myers before being promoted to Double-A New Britain on June 3. With the Rock Cats, he went 1-2, 1.79 (55.1, 11 er) with nine saves in 40 appearances, while recording 52 strikeouts and walking 39. Burnett was the Twins' 12th round pick in the 2005 First-Year Player draft out of Ocean View High School (CA).
Van Mil, 25, saved five games and posted a 2.86 ERA (34.1 ip, 11 er) in 25 appearances for Single-A Ft. Myers before being promoted to Double-A New Britain, August 13. The 7-foot-1, 222-pound righthander went 1-1 with one save and a 2.45 ERA (7.1 ip, 2 er) in eight appearances for the Rock Cats. Van Mil was originally signed by the Twins as a non-drafted free agent in July of 2005 and is a native of Oss, Netherlands.
Delaney, 25, went 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA (36.0 ip, 8 er) with 40 strikeouts and six walks in 26 appearances with Double-A New Britain before being promoted to Triple-A Rochester on June 2. With the Red Wings, the righthander went 7-3 with seven saves while posting a 4.53 ERA (47.2 ip, 24 er) in 36 appearances. The New Jersey native, was originally signed by the Twins as a non-drafted free agent, June 19, 2006 out of St. John's (NY) University.
In addition, infielder Deibinson Romero was assigned outright to Triple-A Rochester and removed from the Major League roster. The Twins now have 40 players on their 40-man roster.