Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Prieto, Bowers and Cueto

Today’s debuts are lesser known players that made their big league debut as Twins on July 26.

Alex Prieto

Alex Prieto (2B/SS/3B) – July 26, 2003 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on January 24, 2002. Struck out in his big league debut at Jacobs Field in a Twins 9-2 loss to the Indians.

Shane Bowers – Credit to Getty Images

Shane Bowers (P) – July 26, 1997 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round of the 1993 amateur draft. Twins starter against the Orioles at the Dome and pitched 5.2 innings allowing 4 hits and 3 walks but just one run but got a ND for his efforts in a 12 inning 2-1 loss to the O’s.

Bert Cueto (P) – July 26, 1961  – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1956. One of the early MLB debuts as a Minnesota Twin, number 7 on the list. Debuted in relief against the Washington Senators at the Met and faced just one batter, retiring him on a fly ball and thus earning his first and only big league win.

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