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Blankenhorn Starts – 0-2, K – in Another Twins Spring Training Tie

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Pottsville native Travis Blankenhorn got his second Spring Training start for the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday afternoon.

His Twins took on Atlanta in their fourth Spring Training game. The game finished in a 4-4 tie, the second draw this Spring for Minnesota.

Twins 4, Braves 4: Blankenhorn (2b), 0-2 K

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(Photo: @twinsdaily/Twitter)

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli put Blankenhorn back at second base for his second start of the pre-season. He hit 8th in Tuesday’s lineup.

Against the Braves, Blankenhorn got to the plate twice before getting subbed out in the bottom of the sixth inning.

In the top of the third inning, Blankenhorn led off for Minnesota, grounding out to Braves 2b Ozzie Albies. In the top of the sixth, Blankenhorn struck out swinging.

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Blankenhorn is looking for his first hit of Spring Training. He has, however, driven in a pair of runs and drew a walk so far this Spring. The Pottsville native did not appear in Monday’s game vs. Boston.

Twins Next Game

On Wednesday, the Twins play split-squad games against the Phillies and Rays, both starting at 1:05 p.m.

Prospects for Blankenhorn

Blankenhorn is part of the Twins 40-man roster. Twins experts believe he’s getting some extended playing time early in Spring Training. However, you probably shouldn’t interpret that as a sign he’ll be on the Major League team’s Opening Day roster.

Twins fan site @twinsdaily on Twitter believes Blankenhorn and other top prospects will be sent to Minnesota’s Minor League camp soon.

Blankenhorn finished the 2019 season with Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Southern League. After getting to promoted to Pensacola in the 2019 season, he was named to the Southern League All-Star Game.

In 2019, Blankenhorn hit .277 with 19 home runs and 54 RBI between Single-A Fort Myers Miracle and Pensacola.

FoxSports.com predicts Blankenhorn will spend much of the 2020 season with the Rochester Red Wings of the International League.

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