The Minnesota Twins added four players to their 40-man roster Tuesday – right-handed pitchers Matt Canterino and Casey Legumina, lefty Brent Headrick and second baseman Edouard Julien.
Teams had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to set their 40-man ahead of the Rule 5 draft, which will take place at the winter meetings Dec. 7.
Several Twins prospects will now be available for other teams to draft – although those players must remain on the roster all season or else be offered back for half the amount it cost to draft them.
Included in Minnesota’s available players are righty David Festa, ranked as the Twins’ No. 11 prospect by MLB.com, shortstop Noah Miller (No. 16), first baseman Aaron Sabato (No. 25), corner infielder Jake Rucker (No. 29) and third baseman Keoni Cavaco (No. 30). However, Canterino (No. 9), Legumina (No. 26), Headrick and Julien (No. 14) won’t be going anywhere.
Canterino, Minnesota’s second-round pick in 2019, has been beset by injuries in his young career. He appeared in 11 games, with 10 starts, for Double-A Wichita this season and posted a 2.10 ERA, 1.136 WHIP and 13.1 K/9 over 34 1/3 innings.
Legumina, an eighth-round pick by the Twins in 2019, pitched at two levels -- Double A and High A -- in 2022. His most extensive work came with Wichita, posting a 4.93 ERA over 73 innings. He tossed 13 1/3 frames for Cedar Rapids and recorded a 4.05 ERA.
Headrick, not rated in the Top-30 Twins prospects by MLB.com, was Minnesota's ninth-round pick in 2019. He appeared in 25 games for Wichita and Cedar Rapids this season, registering a combined 3.32 ERA with 136 strikeouts and 25 walks across 108 1/3 innings.
Lastly, Julien -- drafted in the 18th round by the Twins in 2019 -- slashed .300/.441/.490 in 113 games for Wichita. He notched 19 doubles, three triples and 17 home runs to pair with 67 RBI and 19 stolen bases. Julien also recently competed in the Arizona Fall League, batting .400 with 10 extra-base hits over 21 games.
Minnesota's 40-man roster is now full.