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Twins Announce "An Evening with La Tortuga" and Full-Season Minor-League Assignments

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The Minnesota Twins have done some creative ticket promotions in recent years — like “I Love Venezuela” day with Eduardo Escobar and “Big Sexy Night” with Bartolo Colon — but the one announced by the team on Monday might be the most anticipated one.

They’re doing “An Evening with La Tortuga.”

There are five levels of tickets available:

  • Home Plate Box Middle – $69
  • Home Plate Box High – $64
  • Left Field Bleachers – $28
  • The Deck – $34
  • Field View – $21

Each ticket comes with a shirt with sizes ranging from small to extra large.

Click here for more details.

The Minnesota Twins announced their minor-league rosters at each full-season level on Monday. Here’s a look at the Opening Day rosters at each level:

Triple-A Rochester Red Wings

Rochester returns a few key names from last year, such as Nick Gordon and Stephen Gonsalves, and will have some prospect name value in Lewis Thorpe, Fernando Romero, Brent Rooker, Luke Raley and Lamonte Wade Jr.

DJ Baxendale (left ankle sprain), Gonsalves (left elbow flexor/pronator strain), Gordon (acute gastritis) and Zack Weiss (left oblique strain) will open the season on the injured list.

Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The Blue Wahoos will have 2016 first-round pick Alex Kirilloff on the roster, along with 40-man roster player Luis Arraez and fellow top prospect Brusdar Graterol to open the season.

Additonally, Tanner English and Alex Kirilloff will open the season on the injured list.

High-A Fort Myers Miracle

The Miracle will feature the last two No. 1 picks for the Twins — shortstop Royce Lewis and outfielder Trevor Larnach — as well as nine of the team’s top 28 prospects according to Baseball America. 

Additionally, three pitchers will start the season on the injured list: Edwar Colina, Alex Robinson and Lachlan Wells.

Low-A Cedar Rapids Kernels

The Kernels will have five of Baseball America’s top prospects on their roster: Blayne Enlow, Yunior Severino, Jordan Balazovic, Gilberto Celestino and Gabriel Maciel.

Additionally, Gabriel Maciel and Alex Schick will open the season on the injured list.

Make sure you don’t miss our season-opening edition of Midwest Swing, which you can find here or on any podcast platform you listen on (Spotify/Libsyn/Google Play/iTunes/Stitcher).

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