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Twins call up Wheeler, Rucinski to boost 'pen

Following a 15-inning marathon on Sunday, the Twins added a pair of arms from Triple-A Rochester to help a taxed bullpen for a three-game set with the Astros at Target Field.
Via Twins.com
4 hours ago

Twins Minor League Report (5/28): Jorge, Today Is Your Day!

Photo Credit: Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Felix Jorge)While the Twins were in the midst of the longest game in Target Field history, the Twins minor leagues were in the middle of a busy day. Only two teams have games on Memorial Day so Sunday became a critical day as multiple affiliates float around the .500 mark.What teams could shine? What players would struggle? Who would help their...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
18 hours ago

Mauer enjoys #ASGWorthy day at plate

During the 15-inning marathon, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer reached base successfully on seven of his eight trips to the plate, including three walks and a pair of RBIs. Mauer joined Rod Carew -- who accomplished the feat in 1972 -- as the only two players in franchise history to reach base seven-plus times in a single game.
Via Twins.com
18 hours ago

Twins come up short in marathon vs. Rays

After trading punches all afternoon, the Rays outlasted the Twins, 8-6, in 15 innings on Sunday. The series finale marked the longest game in history at Target Field, in terms of time. At 6 hours, 26 minutes, it was also the longest in the Major Leagues this season.
Via Twins.com
20 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano has MVP credentials

Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Slumping Sano Sits as Strikeouts Surge

Miguel Sano is taking the day off as the Minnesota Twins face the Tampa Bay Rays in hopes that will get him out of his strikeout slump. The Minnesota Twins third baseman is having a great season, and leading the offense for the club. His season has been so great, many feel he could be […] Minnesota Twins: Slumping Sano Sits as Strikeouts Surge - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond...
Via Puckett's Pond
23 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Andrew Vasquez, a different kind of pitcher

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins Not Considering Extension for Brandon Kintzler

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Prospectus Feature: The Ervin Santana Disagreement by Jonathan Judge

DRA, examined through the lens of MLB`s surprising ERA leader.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Adalberto Mejia Recalled to Start Saturday

The Minnesota Twins have recalled Adalberto Mejia to start on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Minnesota Twins have called up Adalberto Mejia to start Saturday (5/27) against the Rays. Adam Wilk has been designated for assignment. This will be Mejia’s fifth start this season. Adalberto Mejia to start for #MNTwins on Saturday vs. @RaysBaseball. LHP […] Minnesota Twins...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 days ago

Dozier’s 2-run shot in 8th spurs Twins to 5-3 win over Rays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier’s tiebreaking two-run home run for Minnesota with two outs in the eighth inning followed a pitching change by Tampa Bay and spurred the Twins to a 5-3 victory Saturday afternoon over the Rays. The Twins were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position until Dozier stepped in against Tommy Hunter with a man on third. The 426-foot drive, Dozier’s...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Twins Designate Adam Wilk

The Twins have designated lefty Adam Wilk for assignment, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press was among those to report on Twitter. He’ll make way for the call-up of lefty Adalberto Mejia; as MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger tweeted recently, Mejia will take the ball tomorrow. Wilk, 29, was claimed off waivers from the Mets earlier in the year. He has made two lengthy relief...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Minnesota Twins: The Twins Aren’t Making the ‘Wright’ Decision

All signs are pointing towards the Minnesota Twins drafting Kyle Wright instead of Hunter Greene; which could haunt them for years to come. Multiple reports have stated that the Minnesota Twins are leaning towards taking Kyle Wright, a right-handed pitcher out of Vanderbilt. Don’t get me wrong, Wright could turn out to be an All-Star […] Minnesota Twins: The Twins Aren’t Making...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 days ago

Twins reportedly expected to pass on Hunter Greene at No. 1

Hunter Greene is good enough to have been featured on the cover of SI a few weeks ago, but he may not be good enough to convince the Minnesota Twins to select him with the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s MLB draft.Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Twins are expected to pass on Greene with the top pick in the draft. Instead, he says Minnesota is deciding between Louisville...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Berrios’ absurd curveball is just part of the pitch’s overall resurgence

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated ran a big Tom Verducci article on the prominence the curveball has gained in the last few years, becoming more and more a part of many pitchers’ arsenals and of teams’ overall strategies. Twins’ second-year pitcher Jose Berrios wasn’t one of the many pitchers interviewed for that article, but he has one of the most impressive curves out...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter trolls Twins fan who flubbed catching home run

A Twins fan nearly came down with a home run ball off the bat of Salvador Perez, but it wasn’t to be.The fan lined up perfectly with the ball, and looked set to make the catch with his glove, but it bounced off, and his moment in the limelight was ruined.Former Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, who’s now an analyst/commentator for the network, thought it was pretty damn funny at...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins Are Now Hitting With More of a Clue

If we can just be up front about things — I don’t think the Twins are very good. Chances are, you don’t think the Twins are very good, either. They didn’t come in as a consensus contender, and even now, the rest of the way, our projections have the Twins as the second-worst team in the American League. If they’re good, actually good, well, I know at least I will need a...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond compares Twins pitcher to late Jose Fernandez

Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez.Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game: Desmond would know, as he used to face the Miami Marlins stud when he was in the NL East as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins calls Tommy Kahnle one of worst teammates ever during Rockies-Twins broadcast

Former journeyman reliever LaTroy Hawkins is now a broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins, and it appears he still has a lot to learn about live television. During Tuesday’s broadcast of the Twins’ game against the Rockies, Hawkins brought up a fight he had during the 2014 season with rookie pitcher Tommy Kahnle when they were playing for Colorado. Unprompted, too.Play-by-play man...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A More Selective Miguel Sano Is Crushing It

CLEVELAND – Miguel Sano knows what he wants. In the visiting team quarters in Progressive Field, there’s small kitchen — like something you might find in a World War II-era submarine — that offers players various pre- and post-game sustenance. On Sunday morning, Sano, apparently unsatisfied with the options, disappeared from the clubhouse and reappeared with rectangular aluminum...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton Is Slowing Down in the Good Way

CLEVELAND – Byron Buxton sat before his locker in the road clubhouse at Progressive Field before a game last week, intermittently scrolling through his smart phone and chatting with several nearby teammates. As I approached Buxton to request an interview, his clubhouse neighbor, Miguel Sano, morphed from a 6-foot-4, 260-pound third baseman to clubhouse bouncer. He was prohibiting...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Squirrel delays Twins-Indians game for five minutes

Saturday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians was delayed for nearly five minutes after a rather frisky squirrel found his way onto the field.Fans and players were reduced to mere onlookers as the grounds crew chased the fury friend all over the park, trying desperately to get it to exit through a left field door.The squirrel had other ideas, however. After...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Squirrel causes delay during Twins-Indians game, tantalizes golden retriever watching on TV

The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians dealt with nearly a five-minute game delay on Saturday, thanks to a squirrel on the loose at Progressive Field. Check out the squirrel in action: While the pesky rodent — and its delay caused — may have annoyed the players and Progressive Field security, it’s unlikely anyone was as annoyed as this golden retriever watching the game...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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