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Gibson sharp, replay officials not so much as Twins win over KC

Ron Gardenhire knew there was a good chance he was going to get thrown out because of a replay challenge Tuesday. But he was astounded by the reason why. The Twins manager watched Kyle Gibson hold Kansas City to two hits over seven innings on Tuesday and collect the victory in a 2-1 decision over the Royals. But Gardenhire did it from his office, where he was banished by home plate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins trade rumors: Are the Twins done?

Ever since the All-Star Break, the Minnesota Twins have continued on their downward slide in the AL Central Division. As their chances of fighting to first place slowly slip away, I don’t think the Twins are quite finished in reeling and dealing with their players in the next few days before the trade deadline. Kendrys Morales About a month ago, I predicted that if the Twins were...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Twins get a Bum, ATL changes the rules

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective Beach Bums' Johnson signs with Twins D.J. Johnson of the Traverse City Beach Bums has been picked up by the Minnesota Twins. Johnson, in the midst of his fourth professional minor league season wowed the Beach Bums saving a career high 14 games and posting a 1.30 ERA in 24 games. Johnson is not stranger to the...
Via The GM's Perspective
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Oswaldo Arcia shatters bat amid a shower of splinters after striking out (video)

Much like the rest of his Minnesota Twins teammates save for a few players having decent seasons, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is having a season to forget. After starting off the season on a relatively torrid pace for an inexperienced player, a sprained ankle in early June appeared to derail the 23-year-old’s season, an injury from […] The post Oswaldo Arcia shatters bat amid a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oswaldo Arcia destroys bat following strikeout

The Minnesota Twins had an enticing 10-game homestand greeting them after the All-Star break with hopes to climb back into the Wild Card race but instead a 3-7 result likely ended any unexpected postseason chances. Outfield prospect Oswaldo Arcia is one of many struggling bats in the Twins lineup and has seen his average slip from .302 in early June to a paltry .221 after Sunday’s...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who has been clamoring for Eric Fryer?!

Terry Ryan on fans clamoring for the #MNTwins to call players up: "They all wanted people. A lot of the people that they wanted are here." — Tyler Mason (@FSNtylermason) July 27, 2014 I guess the question I have is what number is Terry Ryan’s threshold for “a lot”? Here is the list of players that had even the slightest bit of buzz before they came up: Danny Santana...
Via The Rhino and Compass
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Molitor on Shifts, Chen Down the Middle, Rusty Kuntz & More

The Minnesota Twins have learned to love the shift. According to Baseball Info Solutions, Ron Gardenhire‘s club went into the All-Star break having shifted on 251 balls in play, 13th-most in baseball. Last year they shifted just 84 times on balls in play, sixth-fewest in baseball. Paul Molitor is in charge of Minnesota’s infield defense. […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Phil Hughes, Kohl Stewart

The Minnesota Twins lost to the Chicago White Sox on Friday by the score of 9-5. The loss dropped the Twins to 46-56, last in the American League Central. The Twins continue to be hurt by their pitching staff which is 27th in the Major Leagues in ERA. There is some good news regarding the staff, as Phil Hughes is not expected to miss a start after being hit in the shin by a batted...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins starter Correia encounters unlucky No. 13

MINNEAPOLIS -- For the second night in a row, a Twins starting pitcher was knocked from the game far too early. While it was an injury that did Phil Hughes in on Thursday, Kevin Correia lasted just four innings Friday because the White Sox hit him early, often, and hard. During that span, Correia allowed seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits as the Twins fell 9-5 to Chicago. Correia...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Kyle Gibson, Byron Buxton

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson is hoping to return to team’s rotation soon, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Berardino adds that outfield prospect Byron Buxton returned to action Thursday night with High-A Fort Myers after missing five games with a sore wrist:#452359856 / gettyimages.comGibson missed his last start Wednesday with back stiffness...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins players more than a little excited to celebrate Little Big League Day

MINNEAPOLIS -- The fact that Billy Heywood wore No. 20 isn't lost on Chris Colabello. Heywood, of course, was the fictional 12-year-old kid who inherited the Twins from his late grandfather in the movie "Little Big League." After becoming the team's owner, he later made himself the manager and led Minnesota on a storybook comeback in a film that captured the hearts...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' hurting rotation takes another hit as Hughes leaves in loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were already thin on starting pitching. They didn't need this to happen. Twins starter Phil Hughes was hit in the leg by a comebacker to the mound Thursday off the bat of Chicago's Adam Dunn. It caught Hughes in the shin and forced him to leave the game after facing just one batter in the top of the fourth inning. There were no broken bones...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Kyle Gibson, Byron Buxton, Ricky Nolasco

Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson will not make his start Wednesday because of back stiffness, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Bollinger tweeted Gibson's scratch and the news that Anthony Swarzak will take the mound in his place:Kyle Gibson is scratched tomorrow with back stiffness. Anthony Swarzak will start in his place.— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July...
Via MLB Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins: Kurt Suzuki contract talks fizzled fast

The Minnesota Twins recently broached the subject of a contract extension with all-star catcher Kurt Suzuki, but the talks didn't go very far. According to two people with direct knowledge, the Twins and Dan Lozano, Suzuki's agent, had exploratory talks about extending the catcher's expiring contract. Establishing fair contract parameters, however, appears to be a challenge...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Even Joe Mauer’s grandfather is ripping Twins star over slump

Jake Mauer, the grandfather of Minnesota Twins homegrown star Joe Mauer, recently sat down for an interview with a Twin Cities blogger and admitted that he doesn’t blame the team’s fans for booing his grandson for a season-long slump. Grandpa Jake, something of a local celebrity, told David Shama’s Minnesota Sports Headlines that fans have […] The post Even Joe Mauer’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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