TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins reassign Wimmers,Tepesch to Minors

The Twins' pitching situation gained some clarity on Wednesday, as right-handers Alex Wimmers and Nick Tepesch were reassigned to Minor League camp.
Via Twins.com
1 hour ago

Twins send Boshers, Field to Minor Leagues

The Twins continued to trim their roster Tuesday, optioning left-hander Buddy Boshers to Triple-A Rochester and reassigning infielder Tommy Field to Minor League camp.
Via Twins.com
1 day ago

Tyler Jay and Baseball's Evolving Bullpen

Photo Credit: Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Photo of Tyler Jay)Twins fans were recently hit with the news that former first round pick Tyler Jay will be moved to the bullpen. This is disappointing news for many as the team used a high draft pick on a player they hoped could be become a strong starting pitcher.Even with Jay shifting away from starting pitching, there might be a small ray...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Twins aim for fast start to 2017 season

After an 0-9 start that essentially derailed their chances of competing in 2016, the Twins were sellers at the Trade Deadline last year after being buyers in the previous year. Minnesota is hoping for a better start and to avoid being a seller yet again this year
Via Twins.com
2 days ago

Drew Stubbs Opts Out Of Twins Deal

Outfielder Drew Stubbs has opted out of his minor league contract with the Twins, according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press (Twitter link). The Twins informed Stubbs on Sunday that he wasn’t going to make their big league roster. The 32-year-old Stubbs will now look for an opportunity elsewhere, he told Berardino. “Obviously, first and foremost, I’d want to be on somebody’s...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Report: Minnesota Twins release Ryan Vogelsong

According to Mike Beradino of the Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Twins have released pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. Beradino also tweeted Twins Manager Paul Molitor “stressed how generous Vogelsong was in camp with younger players and was behind several others in the rotation battle.” He also added Vogelsong’s velocity “lagged.”Vogelsong has 12 major league seasons under his belt...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Kepler bounces back after scary-looking hand injury

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Max Kepler singled in three at-bats Monday, two days after a scary-looking hand injury as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2. The right fielder was cut on his right little finger Saturday when Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval inadvertently stepped on him while Kepler was diving back to the bag. Kepler grounded out to first and lined a center...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Roster Preview: Pitching Rotation

It’s been stated widely just how bad the Twins’ starting pitching was in 2016. Plainly: it was horrendous, and an affront to the kind of pitching the team has had since the turn of the century. The Twins are revamping their rotation a little for the 2017 season, and hopefully they should be able to at least approach respectability. Here’s what the prospective starting pitchers...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Bauers goes deep again for Rays against Twins

TWINS 4, RAYS 2 Phil Hughes, healthy after two injury-plagued seasons, threw five shutout innings, giving up two hits while fanning four. Jorge Polanco and Brian Dozier both homered. Erasmo Ramirez gave up two earned runs on one hit in his two-inning start for the Rays. Mallex Smith stole two bases and was thrown out trying to steal a third. Jake Bauers hit his third homer of the spring.
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes records five shutout innings, Twins beat Rays

TWINS 4, RAYS 2 Phil Hughes, healthy after two injury-plagued seasons, threw five shutout innings, giving up two hits while fanning four. Jorge Polanco and Brian Dozier both homered. Erasmo Ramirez gave up two earned runs on one hit in his two-inning start for the Rays. Mallex Smith stole two bases and was thrown out trying to steal a third.
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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