TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins’ Chris Colabello Hits Home Run While His Mom Is Interviewed (Video)

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Chris Colabello gave his mother the perfect birthday gift. Silvana Colabello was watching her son play against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Wednesday night, which also happened to be her birthday. As she was being interviewed by Fox Sports, Chris hit a two-run home run off of Jake Odorizzi, tying the score at 2-2 in the top of the fourth...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Twins player homers while mom is interviewed

Chris Colabello of the Twins hit a two-run shot over the center-field wall to tie the game at 2-2 at the exact same time that his mother was being interviewed on FSN. Not only was it a fairly opportune time for Chris to launch the home run, it was also his mother’s birthday. Not too shabby of a birthday present, huh? The mother’s squeals of joy were pretty fantastic, and we...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins ditch Mastroianni, pick up Sam Fuld. Upgrade?

Never let it be said that I don't tackle the tough questions on this blog. With the Twins grabbing Sam Fuld of waivers and subsequently losing Darin Mastroianni to the Blue Jays it's finally time to look at the big question every is asking these days - who is the better sixth outfielder?  I know, I'm brave to put myself out there like this on such an important and...
Via Down with Goldy
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Price pats cup after getting drilled in nuts by Joe Mauer line drive (vid/GIF)

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price pitched a gem of a game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, going the distance while striking out 12 in a 7-3 victory. But the hero of the night may have been Price’s protective cup, which certainly helped prevent egregious, sack-busting damage to Price’s gems so he could […] The post David Price pats cup after getting drilled in nuts...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins at Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Minnesota Twins have one of the worst ERAs in baseball, and that dismal mark has plenty to do with the struggles of Mike Pelfrey. He'll look to snap out of his funk Wednesday night as Minnesota seeks to avoid an eighth straight road loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Twins (9-10) have allowed at least seven runs eight...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Price takes line drive to the nuts

David Price, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, took a hard hit liner off the bat of Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer right to the junk.
Via College Football Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Price's cup saves him from Joe Mauer's line drive (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price was fortunate that he was wearing a cup during Tuesday night's start against Minnesota, as it likely saved him from serious injury after being hit in the groin with a line drive.In the top of the fourth inning, Twins batter Joe Mauer reached first base on an infield single after hitting Price in the groin with a line drive. However, Price was...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Twins continue OF shuffle with Fuld

Sam Fuld is the newest member of the Minnesota Twins, and he joins his new club on the same day Minnesota is facing one of his old clubs. Fuld was claimed by the Twins on Sunday after the Oakland Athletics placed him on waivers. Minnesota made room for him on the roster by designating outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment. Mastroianni was claimed Tuesday by Toronto, the same...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim Twins' Mastroianni off waivers

Darin Mastroianni is heading back to Toronto. The Blue Jays claimed Mastroianni off waivers from Minnesota, the Twins announced Tuesday. Minnesota initially designated Mastroianni for assignment on Sunday when they acquired Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland. Mastroianni, 28, began his professional career with the Blue Jays when they drafted him in the 16th round in 2007. He made...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dozier's power welcome, but must get on base more as leadoff hitter

When the Toronto Blue Jays visited Target Field last week, there was a battle between two of the American League's leading home run hitters. Toronto's Jose Bautista is no stranger to the Minnesota Twins' ballpark and has launched more home runs there (11) than any other visiting batter. Bautista had to slug his sixth of the season on Thursday against Twins starter Mike...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Kyle Gibson like, good?

Kyle Gibson had the pedigree of a star after constantly making top prospect lists throughout his minor league career, and not just for the Twins, but for the entire league.  He had the track record with some very good minor league seasons, including 2013 before he was called up.  Then he finally made his debut last June and looked very good against Kansas City and suddenly the...
Via Down with Goldy
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Roster Moves I Actually Made, Week 3

High fives all around for Colabello, who’s an early-season candidate for fantasy MVP (Photo: www.knuckleballsblog.com) Week three was a pretty slow week for the general manager of my fantasy teams (i.e., me). I did make a couple of moves, and although they may not seem super exciting by the headlines alone, they actually do lend themselves to some interesting strategic discussions...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Bartlett plans to retire

Jason Bartlett Earlier this week, Jason Bartlett informed the Minnesota Twins that he plans to retire from Major League Baseball. The paperwork for an official announcement is expected to be completed next week. But his presence in the lineup will barely be missed. Bartlett made his Major League debut on August 3, 2004 for the Minnesota Twins. In 2006, he and three other Twins players...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Gibson hot on the mound

Minnesota Twins Target Field The Minnesota Twins have finally got their record to sit above the .500 mark.  And it only took three weeks to do so. At least, during this season. The last time the Twins had a winning record was May 13, 2013, when their record was 18-17. With this feat finally accomplished, there is one pitcher who has stood out as a great benefactor to reaching that...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey did something funky with his lips

Mike Pelfrey has some weird habits on the mound. The guys licks himself incessantly and was counted licking himself 89 times during a 2011 start. And when he’s not licking himself or the ball or his hand or whatever, he’s making funny motions with his lips. Is that how he settles himself down? It didn’t […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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