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Nick Punto and Minnesota Twins Battle To Cut Deadweight

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

There are two accepted truths when it comes to Twins shortstop Nick Punto.

First: Punto is a stellar defender, among the best in baseball.

Second: Despite being a professional baseball player, if forced to get a hit to save his life, Punto would be better off penning his epitaph than taking a practice swing.

Never was this dichotomy clearer than in 2007, when Punto fought to stay above the Mendoza line for the entire season.

As late as September 14 of that year, Punto's batting average actually sat below .200; only a seven-game hitting streak where he went a combined 12-for-25 brought him back from the brink.

So why did Punto make a career high 150 appearances that season?

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