Updated:
Original:

Parmelee and Benson battle for jobs in the big leagues

There's no place like a Major League Baseball ballpark, especially if your'e a minor league player who tasted the big leagues via a September call-up. That's what Chris Parmelee and Joe Benson experience last year, and they're doing everything they can in spring training to make the Twins' 25 man roster for good.
Author:

There's no place like a Major League Baseball ballpark, especially if your'e a minor league player who tasted the big leagues via a September call-up. That's what Chris Parmelee and Joe Benson experience last year, and they're doing everything they can in spring training to make the Twins' 25 man roster for good.

Next Up

Aleksandre Sambelashvili

Golden Valley man found guilty of 2019 bar murder of Medtronic employee

Erik Kravchuk was convicted in Hennepin County Court Thursday.

Kyle Rudolph

Rudolph slams media that took his Zimmer comment out of context

The Giants tight end made some interesting comments during an interview.

minnesota fall lake - pixabay

MN is the 3rd best state to move to in the US

That's according to an analysis from a luggage delivery service.

Marcellus go fund me Moorhead

Man pleads guilty in connection with boy's accidental shooting death

A child found the man's gun and it went off, striking and killing the boy.

Pexels - child student school mask covid temperature

95 Minnesota schools have 5+ COVID cases, 2 more school staffers die

There have been 10 school employees who have died from COVID during the pandemic.

SPPD Twitter - homicide shooting 09.23.21

1 killed in daytime shooting near St. Paul gas station

Police don't know a motive and are looking for the suspected shooter.

School lunch cafeteria flickr

MPS changes course, will provide meals to Edison students for distance learning

The district had initially said meals would not be offered during the remote learning period.

covid

Highest county case rates in Minnesota remain in rural areas

Just one of the seven metro counties have a case rate above 30.

st. paul guns 1

Charges: Teen tried to pull 2 guns on St. Paul officers during arrest

Police are asking for help in reducing the number of illegal guns on city streets.

Russell Wilson

Coller: Where does Russ rank among cursed Vikings things?

Matthew Coller's work can be found daily at Purple Insider.

Related

Benson, Twins defeat Boston, 8-4

Outfielder Joe Benson is trying to make the 25-man roster and he helped his cause Monday by leading the Twins over the Red Sox, 8-4. Benson smacked a three-run double off Boston's spring training version of the "Green Monster". He led the Twins with three RBI.

Mauer out, Parmelee in Twins lineup

Joe Mauer is out of the lineup for a fourth straight game because of a sore thumb. Meanwhile, Chris Parmelee is starting at first base as he rejoins the Twins from AAA Rochester. Parmelee credits ex-Twin Tom Brunansky for helping him "clear" his head in during his short stint in the minors.

Twins call-up Parmelee showing signs of pay-off

It has taken nearly all season, but Chris Parmelee finally looks like the player who turned heads in his first major league call-up last September. Sent back to Class AAA Rochester after a lackluster start with the big-league club, he has returned and is hitting .500 (9 for 18) with two homers and four RBIs in five games since being recalled Aug. 29.

Twins send OF Joe Benson to Rochester

Another round of cuts at Twins camp this morning as outfielder Joe Benson and pitcher Jeff Manship were send to Triple A Rochester. Fox Sports North reports the club is now down to 34 players in the major league camp ahead of the April 6 opener in Baltimore.

Gardenhire wants Plouffe playing every day

Trevor Plouffe has torn apart minor league pitching this week in spring training. The 25 year old is still fighting for a big league roster spot, but he'll need big league at-bats to earn a job. He's expected to return to the Twins split squad lineup on Friday.

Twins send De Vries back to Triple-A, recall Parmelee

With three days off in the next few weeks, the Twins don't need a fifth starter, so they sent Cole De Vries back to Rochester today. Hot-hitting Chris Parmelee will be called up to take his spot on the roster.

Parmelee's power and defense made Morneau switch to DH easier

Chris Parmelee hit his fifth home run of the spring on Sunday, tying Luke Hughes for the team lead. His power, along with improved defense at first base, made the Twins' decision to move Justin Morneau to designated hitter much easier. GM Terry Ryan says Parmelee has "done everything you could ask for and probably more."