Carlos Rafael Gutierrez...2004 graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, FL...went 6-2 with a 2.70 ERA with 42
strikeouts and two saves in his senior season, leading Columbus to a 25-6 record and district and conference champions...attended the University
of Miami and was red-shirted in 2007 to rehab his right elbow from "Tommy John" surgery...younger brother, David, was drafted by the Twins in
the 37th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, also out of the University of Miami, but retired prior to the 2011 season...would have pitched
for the Hurricanes together in 2007, if not for Carlos' elbow surgery.2011Was an invite to Twins Spring Training...was reassigned to minor league camp, March 30 and reported to Triple-A Rochester where he
spent the entire season...Did not allow a home run in his first 29 appearances (44.2 ip), until allowing one to Dallas McPherson, June 20 vs. Charlotte...finished the
season with just two home runs allowed, the other coming, August 22 at Scranton-Wilkes/Barre (Brandon Laird)...Placed on the 7-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, July 12...reinstated, August 2...posted a 7.24 ERA (13.2 ip, 11 er) in 10
appearances after his return...Recorded 18 strikeouts in his final seven appearances (11.0 ip), August 15-September 5...struck out multiple batters in 17 of 43 appearances...Held left-handed batters to a .179 (20-for-112) batting average while right-handers batted .303 (40-for-132)...Set a career-high with 43 games, tied for second-most on the Red Wings' staff.2010Began the season with Double-A New Britain...started 16 games for the Rock Cats before moving to the bullpen in mid-July, where he did
not allow a home run in 32.2 relief innings...Struck out at least one batter in all but two of his 32 games pitched at New Britain...struck out multiple batters in 21 of his appearances...Allowed just three runs in his final seven appearances (16.0 ip), with 15 strikeouts, before being promoted to Triple-A Rochester, September 3...Made two appearances for the Red Wings...tossed 3.0 shutout innings in his first Triple-A appearance, allowing two hits with four strikeouts,
September 4 vs. Syracuse...Pitched for Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League, going 1-0, 6.55 (11.0 ip, 8 er) with 10 strikeouts in 12 games...named to the Arizona
Fall League's Rising Star Team...Ranked as the Twins 10th-best prospect by Baseball America entering the 2011 season.2009Began the season with Single-A Ft. Myers...named Twins' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April, going 0-1 0.78 (23.0 ip, 2 er) in
five games (four starts) with 10 hits allowed, 13 strikeouts and a batting-average-against of .135...first home run allowed at the professional
level, May 28 vs. Tampa...posted the second-lowest ERA and batting-average-against on the Miracle...named to the Florida State League All-Star
Team and did not play due to promotion...ranked 11th-best prospect in the Florida State League by Baseball America...transferred to Double-A
New Britain, June 3...earned his only win for the Rock Cats in his first start, June 7 at Harrisburg, allowing five runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings...
made six starts for the Rock Cats and moved to the bullpen in July for the rest of the season...did not allow a home run in his final 10 appearances
(16.0 ip)...ranked seventh-best prospect and best fastball in the Twins' organization by Baseball America, entering the 2010 season.2008Signed with the Twins, July 3 and spent the season with Single-A Ft. Myers...made his first professional appearance, July 13 vs. Jupiter,
tossing 1.0 scoreless inning of relief...earned his first professional victory, July 31 vs. Clearwater, allowing one run on three hits in 2.1 innings...
earned his first professional save, August 28 vs. Lakeland, tossing 2.0 perfect innings...did not allow a run in his final six appearances (9.0 ip),
August 14-31...following the season, pitched for Gigantes de Carolina of the Winter Liga de Beisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico, and with Puerto Rico
in the 2009 World Baseball Classic...ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the Twins' organization by Baseball America entering he 2009 season.