Lefty reliever Andrew Vasquez, a surprise September call-up after posting video-game strikeout numbers at three minor-league levels this year, was a little nervous in his big-league debut on Saturday. …
Not bad for a former 32nd-round draft pick (2015) out of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. Three rounds later the Twins grabbed right-hander Hector Lujan out of the same program in that same draft; on Thursday, Lujan was among eight Twins prospects named to the Arizona Fall League.
Both pitchers are eligible for the Rule 5 draft in December, so the Twins are hoping to get a better read on their need to add them to the 40-man roster. Vasquez posted a 1.42 earned run average in 11 Arizona outings last fall. more