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Twins option Aaron Thompson to Triple-A, Opening Day roster still not set

Twins option Aaron Thompson to Triple-A, Opening Day roster still not set

Another relief pitcher is out of the picture BUT WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO WILL BE IN THE BULLPEN. The actual news here is that left-hander Aaron Thompson was optioned to Triple-A earlier today, but that's incredibly boring and not at all surprising. I think we've said something similar about the 23 other relief pitchers who have been cut from the team at other points this spring. #MNTwins option lefty reliever Aaron Thompson to AAA Rochester. Down to 29 on roster; 13 pitchers — Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) March 31, 2015 Who do we know, absolutely know, will be in the bullpen this...

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