Alright, with the amateur draft coming up, here is an obscure factoid to file under the “once bitten, twice shy” category:

The Twins drafted Nick Punto in the 33rd round of the 1997 draft out of Saddleback College in CA, but he elected not to sign and drafted next year (in the 21st round by Philly). BTW, Gardy was the Twins’ 1st base coach in 1997. The next is history

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