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Continued: Souhan: Berrios appears to be a keeper for Twins

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 10, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Berrios made the Florida State League All-Star team. When pitching coach Gary Lucas asked him recently what his goals were for the rest of the season, Berrios told him he wants to pitch in the Futures Game, the showcase for the best minor leaguers in baseball that will precede the All-Star Game at Target Field, and that he wants to be called up to Class AA New Britain “and finish the season strong and healthy.”

His father, Angel, flies in from Puerto Rico to see him pitch with Jose’s brother, also named Angel. “My father played pro baseball for one year,” Berrios said. “My father and my brother are my inspiration.”

Meyer, May, Stewart and Berrios have infused the Twins farm system with stuff and promise.

“Hopefully we keep this kid moving in the right direction,” Mientkiewicz said. “Because he can pitch.”

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. • jsouhan@startribune.com

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