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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - For the first time in awhile, the Cedar Rapids Kernels have a full working roster of 25 players.
The Kernels sent outfielder Romy Jimenez to Minnesota Twins extended spring training Tuesday but received three players in return: catcher Michael Quesada, outfielder Jeremias Pineda and right-handed pitcher Josue Montanez.
Jimenez was 7-for-71 as a Kernel, with six RBIs. This is the second stint in Cedar Rapids for Montanez, who posted a 3.38 ERA in 2 2/3 innings.
Quesada was a 24th-round pick of the Twins in 2010 out of Sierra Junior College in California. He just served a 50-game Major League Baseball mandated suspension for testing positive last season for a performance-enhancing drug.
Pineda is from the Dominican Republic and was acquired in a trade from the Boston Red Sox.