Brunansky now a Minor League coach: Twins vs. Blue Jays 7/7

By: Kelly Thesier/

TORONTO — It’s Final Vote week and the time is running out for Twins fans to cast their votes for Twins outfielder Delmon Young, who currently sits in fifth place as of Wednesday’s morning ballot update.

Fans have until 3 p.m. CT on Thursday to cast their ballots on or

As for news today, former Twins slugger Tom Brunansky has rejoined the team as a Minor League coach for the club’s rookie Gulf Coast League team in Fort Myers, Fla. Brunansky was a member of the Twins’ 1987 World Series championship team

Right-hander Anthony Slama has been named to the U.S. roster for Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game. He’ll join fellow Twins prospect, outfielder Ben Revere..


Denard Span, CF
Orlando Hudson, 2B
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B
Michael Cuddyer, RF
Jason Kubel, DH
Young, LF
Danny Valencia, 3B
J.J. Hardy, SS
Pitching: RHP Kevin Slowey
(8-5, 4.57 ERA)

Blue Jays (41-43)
Fred Lewis, LF
Alex Gonzalez, SS
Jose Bautista, RF
Vernon Wells, CF
Adam Lind, DH
John Buck, C
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B
John McDonald, 2B

Pitching: LHP Marc Rzepczynski (season debut)

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    Why in the world is Cuddyer still batting ahead of Delmon? We should be rewarding Delmon, and scaring Cuddyer to wake up by demoting him in the batting order. Both are right-handed batters and one is obviously better than the other right now.


    Yes Delmon has been hitting pretty good lately, but why does no one mention the fact that he stinks in the outfield. I have seen him blow so many easy plays in left field, it is sickening. In fact he blew 3 plays in the 7/7/10 game against the Blue Jays and pretty much lost the game for the Twins. This guy does not deserve to be on the All Star team, plain and simple.

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