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MLB: Twins add pitchers, fielders; establish 40-man roster

The Minnesota Twins established their 40-man major league roster on Thursday, adding right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer, left-handed pitcher Jason Wheeler, outfielder Eddie Rosario and infielder Miguel Sano.

The Minnesota Twins established their 40-man major league roster on Thursday, adding right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer, left-handed pitcher Jason Wheeler, outfielder Eddie Rosario and infielder Miguel Sano.

Sano was ranked the No. 2 prosect in the organization by Baseball America; Meyer was fifth and Rosario 10th.

Sano, 21, missed the entire 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He was originally signed by the Twins as an non-drafted free agent in 2009 and has hit .279 (384-for-1375) with 92 doubles, 17 triples, 90 home runs and 291 RBI in 379 career minor league games.

Meyer, 24, played at Triple-A Rochester in 2013 and posted a 7-7 record with a 3.52 ERA, 64 walks and 153 strikeouts in 27 starts. The 23rd overall pick in the 2011 draft, Meyer was acquired November 2012 from the Washington Nationals in exchange for Denard Span.

Rosario, 23, split the 2014 season between Single-A Ft. Myers and Double-A New Britain, hitting .243 (84-for-346) with 20 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 40 RBI in 87 games.

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Wheeler is an imposing figure at 6-6, 250. The 24-year-old left-hander spent the 2014 season between Single-A Ft. Myers, Double-A New Britain and Triple-A Rochester, going 11-9, 2.67 ERA (158.1 IP, 47 ER) with 37 walks, 115 strikeouts with two complete games and one shutout in 26 starts.

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