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Twins send Van Mil to Angels completing Fuentes trade

  • Blog Post by: Phil Miller
  • September 1, 2010 - 2:22 PM

The Twins sent minor-league pitcher Loek Van Mil to the Angels today, completing their trade for reliever Brian Fuentes.

When that trade was made Saturday, the teams agreed that the Twins would send the Angels a player to be named or cash by Oct. 15. We were told the Twins would surrender a mid-level prospect, not a top prospect, and Van Mil fits that description.

Van Mil, 25, had been designated for assignment and dropped from the 40-man roster to make room for Fuentes. A a 7-foot-1 righthander from The Netherlands, Van Mil was 1-2 with a 6.37 ERA in 23 games for Class AA New Britain this year.

Van Mil's stock was on the rise last year, and he was invited to big league camp this spring. When healthy, he has a powerful righthanded arm, but injuries have slowed his development.

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