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• The Twins officially granted outfielder Jason Kubel his release after he was designated for assignment June 8. Kubel cleared waivers and is free to sign with any club.

• The Twins are making progress on reaching an agreement with right-hander Nick Burdi, who was taken by the Twins in the second round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. "We don't anticipate any issues," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.

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• The Twins officially granted outfielder Jason Kubel his release after he was designated for assignment June 8. Kubel cleared waivers and is free to sign with any club.

• The Twins are making progress on reaching an agreement with right-hander Nick Burdi, who was taken by the Twins in the second round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. "We don't anticipate any issues," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.

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• Right-hander Yohan Pino will be the oldest starting pitcher to make his Major League debut in franchise history when he takes the mound for the Twins on Thursday, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Pino will be 30 years and 175 days old. The last pitcher in Twins franchise history over the age of 30 to make his debut as a starting pitcher was Jug Thesenga for the Senators at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 1, 1944. Thesenga was 30 years and 127 days old.

• The Twins are scheduled to hold their annual open tryout at Siebert Field at the University of Minnesota on Sunday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CT and is open to any high school graduate, junior in college or anyone at least 21 years old. Right-hander Mark Hamburger was the last player signed from the tryout to make the Majors.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger.

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