Kirilloff homers again, keeps Wahoos alive

Twins No. 2 prospect goes deep in third straight playoff game

Alex Kirilloff has three dingers in the playoffs after hitting nine during the regular season. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Joe Bloss | September 6, 2019 11:07 PM ET

Second-ranked Twins prospect Alex Kirilloff homered in his third straight game as Pensacola stayed alive with a 3-2 win over Biloxi in Game 3 of the best-of-5 Southern League semifinals.

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File cruises to put Shuckers win from Finals

Right-hander allows just one run over 8 1/3 innings in SL semis

In 14 Southern League games this season, Dylan File posted a 9-2 record with a 2.79 ERA. (Mike Krebs)

By Katie Woo | September 6, 2019 12:39 AM ET

Milwaukee Brewers righty Dylan File allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings as Double-A Biloxi topped Pensacola, 4-1, in Game 2 of the Southern League semifinals.

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Twins promote Balazovic to Pensacola

No. 78 prospect joins Wahoos for Southern League postseason

Jordan Balazovic has struck out 252 batters over 227 2/3 innings during his Minor League career. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

September 4, 2019 11:09 AM ET

No. 78 overall prospect Jordan Balazovic is moving up to join Double-A Pensacola for the Southern League playoffs, the Twins announced Wednesday.

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Southern League playoff preview

Biscuits, struck by tragedy, battle Jackson; Biloxi faces Pensacola

Drew Ellis (left) and the Generals take on Montgomery, while Patrick Leonard and Biloxi clash with Pensacola. (Danny Parker, Brian McLeod)

By Brian Lester | September 3, 2019 11:33 AM ET

If the 2019 Southern League playoff field looks familiar, it's because the same four teams from last season are back in it again, including reigning champion Jackson.

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Twins add top pitching prospect Graterol

No. 54 overall prospect posted 1.92 ERA across three levels

Brusdar Graterol recorded 61 strikeouts over 61 innings across three Minor League levels this season. (Daniel Venn/Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Jordan Wolf | September 1, 2019 4:18 PM ET

The Twins officially added right-hander Brusdar Graterol to the big league roster on Sunday after the right-hander posted a 1.92 ERA across three Minor League levels this season.

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Twins' Laweryson fans 15 in another gem

Minnesota's 14th-round pick sports 1.76 ERA in debut season

Cody Laweryson has struck out 63 batters over 46 innings as a professional. (Nicholas Badders/Elizabethton Twins)

By Jordan Wolf | August 26, 2019 9:19 PM ET

Minnesota Twins righty Cody Laweryson struck out a career-high 15 while scattering three hits over six innings Monday as the Rookie Advanced Elizabethton beat Greeneville, 1-0.

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Duran hurls gem, keeps Wahoos in chase

Twins No. 9 prospect yields two hits, fans 10 in eight innings

Jhoan Duran has 34 strikeouts over 32 innings since being promoted from the Florida State League on July 25. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Duane Cross | August 23, 2019 11:06 PM ET

Twins No. 9 prospect Jhoan Duran allowed two hits and struck out 10 over a career-high eight scoreless innings as Double-A Pensacola held on for a 3-2 victory over Jackson on Friday night.

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Kirilloff heating up for Blue Wahoos

Twins No. 2 prospect homers, plates three on three-hit night

Alex Kirilloff has eight hits in his last five games, including two three-hit efforts. (Danny ParkerMiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | August 17, 2019 10:30 PM ET

Twins No. 2 prospect Alex Kirilloff had three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs as Double-A Pensacola flirted with a no-hitter in a 5-1 win over Chattanooga on Saturday.

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Kernels' Javier has another four-hit night

Twins No. 7 prospect doubles twice; Canterino posts zeros

Wander Javier is 6-for-11 (.545) with three RBIs and two runs scored in his last three games. (Dennis Hubbard/Sports N More Photography)

By Jordan Wolf | August 16, 2019 11:20 PM ET

Twins No. 7 prospect Wander Javier matched his career high with four hits on Friday night as Class A Cedar Rapids blanked Wisconsin, 4-0.

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Twins' Krol among four pitchers suspended

Braves' Diaz, Cubs' Encarnacion, M's Mejia to miss 72 games

Lefty reliever Ian Krol has split the 2019 season between Triple-A Louisville and Rochester. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Danny Wild | August 16, 2019 4:15 PM ET

Veteran reliever Ian Krol was among four Minor Leaguers suspended for drug-related violations by Major League Baseball on Friday. Krol, who is currently with Triple-A Rochester, was suspended 50 games without pay after his second positive test for a drug of abuse.

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