August 9, 2007

Watkins Gets the Call

Tommy Watkins was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1998 draft, and has been very loyal to the Twins organization staying with them for 10 seasons. He was born in the Twins spring training hometown (Fort Myers), and has become a fan favorite by a lot of fans even before hitting the major leagues.

Well, he will become a Major Leaguer today after being called up for the first time in his career. Watkins was called up for the injured Brian Buscher who was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The hope is that Buscher will be back in that time span, but it is still uncertain as he currently has an infection in his leg after fouling a ball off of it in his first series with the team. We'll keep you updated on him, and this is definitely bad news because it would have been great to see what he could do for us, but lets focus a little more on Watkins.

On the season at AAA Rochester, Watkins has played in 110 games, and was batting .272 with 8 homeruns, 49 runs batted in and 12 stolen bases. Watkins can play multiple positions, but his main two are shortstop, and what he'll probably play up here in the majors, third base.