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Northwoods League: Stingers’ Klein joins Twins organization

John Klein signed a minor league uniform player contract with the Minnesota Twins.

John Klein smiles in the Stingers dugout during game one of a double-header against the La Crosse Loggers on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR – Stingers right-handed pitcher John Klein announced via Twitter that he signed a minor league uniform player contract with the Minnesota Twins organization Saturday.

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Klein, originally from Brooklyn Park, spent two the past two summers in Willmar and was a Northwoods League Great Plains Division All-Star in 2022. He made 13 appearances in his Stingers career, totaling 53 strikeouts in 42.1 innings.

Listed at 6 feet 5 inches, 225 pounds, Klein appeared in nine games this season for the Stingers. He held a 3-4 record with one save and a 3.09 ERA, totaling 35 innings with 42 strikeouts and allowing 30 hits with 12 earned runs.

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Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in June 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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