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Baseball notes: Twins sign 'kid out of nowhere' who throws 100 mph
Baseball notes: Twins sign 'kid out of nowhere' who throws 100 mph

The Minnesota Twins reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitcher who has thrown 100-mph fastballs in a California summer league but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson, a 6-foot-6 right-hander, pitched this summer for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in the collegiate Sacramento Rural League. He played last season for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco after taking a couple of years off to work in his father's excavating business. He also has played football and baseball and Santa Rosa Community College. The Twins plan to send him to their rookie club in Elizabethton, Tenn. Said Sean Johnson, Minnesota's scouting supervisor for the West Coast: "This kid came out...

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