• Gardenhire's son promoted to Triple-A

    News: Twins prospect Toby Gardenhire was promoted to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday. Toby is the son of Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "I'm happy for him, excited for him, pumped -- that's a huge step," Gardenhire said. "He works very hard and he's a good kid. He can do a lot of things on a baseball field." Gardernhire was drafted by the Twins in the 41st round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
    Analysis: Good story, but Gardenhire has no Fantasy value at this time and should be ignored.
  • Twins make several more cuts

    News: Minnesota finalized their 25-man roster on Sunday and the following players did not make the team: OF Juan Portes, 1B Chris Parmelee, 2B Brian Dinkelman, 3B Brock Peterson, SS Toby Gardenhire, SP Anthony Slama and SP Kyle Waldrop.
    Analysis: The pitchers above, Slama and Waldrop, are solid prospects to be monitored for a possible late-season recall. Still, they'd only have value in AL-only leagues until they proved themselves. The rest of the players above have no Fantasy value at this time as organizational depth.
  • Twins invite Gardenhire to spring camp

    News: The Twins have added shortstop Toby Gardenhire as a non-roster invitee to spring training.
    Analysis: Gardenhire is nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his career. Ignore him in all Fantasy leagues on Draft Day.
  • Twins cut 11 from camp

    News: The Twins cut 11 players from camp on Tuesday. SS Trevor Plouffe and SS Steven Tolleson were assigned to Triple-A Rochester along with SP Anthony Swarzak and RP Armando Gabino. 3B Deibinson Romero was sent to Class A Fort Myers, while C Danny Lehmann, 3B Danny Valencia, SS Toby Gardenhire, OF Dustin Martin, RP Rob Delaney and RP Ben Julianel were reassigned to minor-league camp and will be placed on teams later.
    Analysis: Plouffe is a 2004 first-rounder who has yet to play in a major league game and might never make it up with the Twins if he continues to hit .255 and strike out a lot. Swarzak likely has the most potential of this group, but his value lies only in keeper Fantasy leagues for the time being.
  • T. Gardenhire sees a little action

    News: Toby Gardenhire, son of the Twins manager and a minor-league utility player, had an RBI single in the seventh inning Thursday in an exhibition game against the Netherlands' World Baseball Classic team. He finished 1-for-1 and also scored a run.
    Analysis: Gardenhire might generate some buzz because of his name, but he is in no way a prospect. Ignore him in all Fantasy leagues.