The St. Paul Saints will play their first home game as the Twins' new Class AAA affiliate Tuesday night at CHS Field.

Iowa, the top farm team for the Chicago Cubs, will begin a six-game series in St. Paul at 7:05 p.m.

The Saints played shorthanded Sunday, at the end of a six-game series in Omaha, where they went 2-4 against the Storm Chasers. During their series in Detroit, the Twins called up Trevor Larnach and had to waive Saints infielder Travis Blankenhorn to fill a 40-man roster spot. Outfielder Drew Maggi was injured, leaving the Saints short on position players Sunday in a 6-1 loss.

Rob Refsnyder leads St. Paul with a .292 average. The Saints have used 16 pitchers; Randy Dobnak is expect to start Tuesday night.


Web pages and rosters for the Twins' minor-league affiliates

St. Paul Saints (Class AAA): Roster | schedule | web site

Wichita Wind Surge (Class AA): Roster | schedule | web site

Cedar Rapids Kernels (Class A — high): Roster | schedule | web site

Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Class A — low) Roster | schedule | web site


Iowa ended a 3-2 homestand with a 2-0 victory on a combined no-hitter by Shelby Miller, Tommy Nance, Brad Wieck and Ryan Meisinger vs. Indianapolis on Sunday in Des Moines. Andrew Romine, who was with the Twins in spring training before opting out of his contract, is playing second base for Iowa.

Tickets remain for this week's games, as the Saints were able to increase capacity at CHS Field to more than 50 % of its 7,200 capacity. The team expects full capacity by June.

The Saints will offer ticket-holders free COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccinations in the stadium Tuesday night starting at 5:30 p.m.