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  • Twins' Yunior Severino: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Twins optioned Severino to Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday.

    Severino nabbed a 40-man roster spot this winter but will head back to St. Paul for more seasoning. The 24-year-old has plenty of power but might need to rein in the strikeouts before the Twins give him a look.

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  • Twins' Yunior Severino: Contract selected

    The Twins selected Severino's contract from Triple-A St. Paul on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Severino had been set for minor-league free agency but instead is now on the Twins' 40-man roster. The move doesn't come as a surprise after the 24-year-old slashed .272/.352/.546 with 35 home runs between Double-A Wichita and St. Paul in 2023. Severino has primarily played second and third base in the minors.

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  • Twins' Yunior Severino: Up to 35 homers

    Severino has hit .272 with 35 home runs in 120 games across stops at Double-A and Triple-A this season.

    A former middle infielder, Severino is now a power-hitting corner infielder, splitting time at Triple-A primarily between first base and third base. His 36.1 percent hart-hit rate, 12.2 percent soft-hit rate and 113.1 mph max exit velocity are elite marks, but Severino's 36.6 percent strikeout rate at Triple-A is a pretty big red flag. The Twins will need to add him to the 40-man roster this offseason if they want to protect the switch hitter from the Rule 5 draft.

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  • Twins' Yunior Severino: Bumped up Double-A

    The Twins promoted Severino from High-A Cedar Rapids to Double-A Wichita on Thursday.

    He hit .283/.398/.572 with 11 home runs across 191 plate appearances for Cedar Rapids to earn the promotion. Dating back to July 17, the 22-year-old leads the Midwest League in home runs (seven) and OPS (1.581). Severino was a highly regarded international signee from the 2016 cycle, but he got off to an unimpressive start to his career, as he never posted an OPS better than .789 at any level prior to 2021.

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  • Twins' Yunior Severino: Returns from IL

    Severino (thumb) has been activated from the 7-day injured list at High-A Cedar Rapids.

    Severino was placed on the injured list April 12 with a left thumb contusion after being struck by a pitch in his first plate appearance of 2022. He hit .321/.414/.493 in 35 games with Cedar Rapids last season.

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  • Twins' Yunior Severino: Out with broken thumb

    Severino was placed on the minor-league injured list at Low-A Cedar Rapids due to a broken left thumb, Brandon Warne of reports.

    Severino will miss some time in his first taste of full-season ball. He'd gone 6-for-22 with four walks through six games prior to the injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: S, R