By La Velle
Joe C. is monitoring news today but there were a couple things I have for you.
I totally forgot to mention this from the winter meetings, but I literally bumped into Twins pitching prospect Tyler Robertston and his agent while headed to the elevator one day last week.
Robertson made just 15 starts last season for Class A Fort Myers, going 5-3 with a 2.72 ERA. Shoulder problems curtailed his season, but trainers came up with a rehab program that worked wonders for him. His agent, Kevin Kohler, told me a few months ago that Robertson was very encouraged by the early results, and Robertson last week talked as if his shoulder problems were well in the past. He’s already fired up for the season.
Robertson, who turns 21 next week, was one of the Twins better pitching prospects in 2007 and landed in a few Twins’ top ten lists. You can never have too many prospects.
The other bit of information is a programming note: I am filling in for Dan Barriero on KFAN today from 4-7 p.m. Join me and Mr. Fender-to-Fender for quality entertainment. Guests include Twins assistant GM Rob Antony and Chicago Sun-Times football writer Mike Mulligan.