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Links before the first of four in Minnesota.

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The Twins have placed Oswaldo Arcia on the DL, and are calling up Eddie Rosariowho was once a top prospect.

Nick Swisher is finally set to return for the Indians.

Jered Weaver has no answers for his dramatic drop in velocity.

Neither of the Twins shortstops have drawn a walk this season. Let's take bets. How many plate appearances before one of them walks this series?

San Diego will promote catching prospect Austin Hedges in order to lighten Derek Norris' workload. Norris was being backed up by Wil Nieves, who is being designated for assignment. The move will leave the Padres with just one Wil on their roster.

Craig Edwards looks at attendance in April.

Marc Hulet breaks down some of the high-profile rookies.

Peter Bonney penned a numbers-heavy article about pitch location and sequencing.

As expected, the Astros skyrocketed in Sports Illustrated's latest power rankings.

Craig Counsell signed a three-year contract to manage the Brewers.

Tonight's minor league action includes Arnold Leon on the mound for Nashville, and Stockton opens a series with Lancaster. Midland won an 11-inning game at San Antonio earlier today.

On this day a year ago, the A's avoided a sweep at Fenway Park with a 3-2 win in 10 innings.

Tonight's starting lineup features Billy Burns leading off and Billy Butler back in the cleanup spot.