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Steven Tolleson
Minnesota Twins — No. 77
Infielder
Born: November 1, 1983 (1983-11-01) (age 26)
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
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Career highlights and awards

Steven Wayne Tolleson (November 1, 1983, Spartanburg, South Carolina) is a minor league Infielder in the Minnesota Twins organization currently assigned to their triple A International League affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. He is the son of former Major leaguer Wayne Tolleson.[1]

Tolleson had a career .425 batting average and eighteen home runs at Paul M. Dorman High School in Roebuck, South Carolina He was selected by the Twins in the fifth round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of South Carolina.[2]

Tolleson batted .321 for the rookie Appalachian League Elizabethton Twins his first professional season to earn a promotion to the Beloit Snappers midway through the season. The Midwest League, however, proved to be too much for Tolleson as his batting average fell to .176. A year later, Tolleson redeemed himself, earning a Midwest League All-Star nod.[3]

Tolleson is primarily a second baseman, but he has played a lot of shortstop throughout his minor league career. In 2009, with the New Britain Rock Cats and Rochester Red Wings, Tolleson played all three outfield positions, second short and third. He was added to the Twins' 40 man roster on November 11, 2008.[4]

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