Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Duffey, Crain & Gonzalez

Three players debuted in the big leagues as Minnesota Twins on August 5.


Tyler Duffey

Tyler Duffey (P) – August 5, 2015 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft. Duffey’s welcome to the “bigs” at Roger Centre against the Blue Jays in a Twins 9-7 loss was a rough one to put it mildly, just 2 innings pitched in the start and allowing 6 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks as he threw 60 pitches.


Jesse Crain

Jesse Crain (P) – August 5, 2004 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft. Debuted in a 8-3 Twins loss to the Anaheim Angels at the Humpty Dome pitching 1.1 scoreless inning allowing 2 hits and striking out two.

German Gonzalez (P) – August 5, 1988 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on December 29, 1986. The Twins were whipping the Yankees 11-2 at Yankee Stadium II when Gonzalez was brought in to pitch the last inning which he did giving up just a hit and a walk but no runs.

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