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Report: Jose Berrios called up to Class AAA Rochester

Top Twins pitching prospect Jose Berrios has been promoted from Class AA Chattanooga to Class AAA Rochester, according to the Rochester Democrat Chronicle and other media outlets.

Berrios also tweeted about the promotion,which is expected to be officially announced later Tuesday.

Kevin Oklobzeja,who covers the Red Wings for the Rochester newspaper, offered up this bit of Berrios trivia: "He's so good that Coca-Cola distributed Coke bottles in Puerto Rico with his Twitter handle #JOlaMaquina. "The Machine." That's the nickname his personal trainer gave him because of his work ethic."

If Berrios makes his 2015 Rochester debut on Saturday, it would likely be against Philadelphia's top pitching prospect Aaron Nola, who is 3-0 with a 1.53 since he was called up to Class AAA Lehigh Valley.

In 15 starts at Chattanooga, Berrios was 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA. He was tied for the Southern League lead with 92 strikeouts in 90 2/3 innings.

Last season, the 21-year-old Berrios made one start for Rochester and gave up six runs on seven hits and three walks in three innings. He was the 32nd player taken inth 2012 amateur draft.

For more on Berrios from the Rochester newspaper's web site, click here.

Bad flashback: 'With the sixth pick in the 2009 draft, the Wolves select...'

First of all, we love and loathe this ESPN clip from the NBA draft for the graphic: What it said about Jonny Flynn -- and what it said about the David Kahn-era Timberwolves, even if it was intended to be a critique of Jonny Flynn, the guard drafted instead of Stephen Curry.

"Must Improve: Decision Making."

Decision making? Sounds like something the Wolves will confront once again next week when they have the first pick in the NBA draft.

But we invite you to hone in on other highlights in this video.

**Yes, Golden State took Curry with the next pick. But watch for the "best available" player waiting to be selected, according to ESPN college basketball expert Jay Bilas.

**Listen for the former coach, who likes the pick "because Jonny Flynn is a guy who can score." The guy is a coach who ended up coaching Curry, until the coach got canned.

**The scene in the Wolves "war room" after the pick was announced.

**The analyst quote about Flynn being an "outstanding athlete" and the idea of teaming him with Ricky Rubio "is not such a bad thing." (That never happened, of course, because the Wolves traded Flynn to Houston to make room for Rubio when he joined the team.)

Yes, the Flynn pick was a bust. But remember, it's easy to be a genus in real time and an idiot afterward.

Have fun watching:

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