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Minnesota Twins LF Josh Willingham has been claimed on trade waivers by an unknown team, a major-league source told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Phil Miller.
According to the report, the source has not revealed which team has won the claim, but only one team is allowed to negotiate a trade for Willingham.
The 6-foot-2 slugger hit .214/.346/.390 in 89 games this summer and is still owed at least $8 million through the 2014 season.
Willingham, 34, hit 35 home runs and 110 RBIs in 2012.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The record was going to be broken, whether the Minnesota Twins wanted it to happen or not. And with a Chris Colabello strikeout in the bottom of the fifth inning, a new mark was set.
Colabello's strikeout was the 1,122nd time a Minnesota batter was fanned this season, the most in a single season in Twins history. The old record of 1,121 strikeouts was set back...
Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has not considered sitting out the rest of the season to let his concussion heal.
Mauer said Thursday he's feeling better, 10 days after he got hit in the facemask with a foul tip behind the plate. But the six-time All-Star acknowledged he's not concerned about catching again this year, just simply returning to the field sometime in September...
Minnesota Twins right-hander Samuel Deduno has soreness in his throwing shoulder.
Deduno was pulled from his start against Kansas City on Thursday after three innings because of discomfort. He gave up four hits, three runs and a walk while striking out four. Deduno was bothered by biceps tendinitis around the shoulder earlier this month.
The Twins also lost right fielder Wilkin...
I am definitely a supporter of Trevor Plouffe. I think he has a lively bat that can hit home runs from the right side of the plate. As I’ve said since Target Field opened, having big bats on the right side of the plate will be vital to the Twins success. For over a year, he was the type of hitter that the Twins needed, and the type of guy that I wanted the Twins to have on their...
As of yesterday, Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer told manager Ron Gardenhire that he was feeling better. However, the skipper told reporters that the team still doesn't have a timetable for Mauer's return, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
"We just have to wait and see," Gardenhire said.
"I don't have a timetable. He came in today and says...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Last time out against the Royals, Twins starter Kevin Correia lasted just two innings. The right-hander was knocked around on Aug. 5 in a rout at the hand of Kansas City in one of his shortest outings of the year.
Three weeks later, Correia was tasked with matching Royals starter James Shields for much of the game. He did just that, pitching seven scoreless innings...
With 31 games to go, the Minnesota Twins have already set a team record for strikeouts in a season.
Yes, the whole year for this team has been one big swing and a miss.
Salvador Perez homered twice for Kansas City, had four hits and sent a message to Twins starter Andrew Albers after a high-and-inside fastball, leading the Royals to an 8-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Minnesota starter Kevin Correia was dominant through seven innings.
But the Twins bullpen struggled in the eighth and lost control of the game.
After Correia held Kansas City scoreless, the Royals scored five runs off relievers Jared Burton (2-8) and Caleb Thielbar in the eighth and beat the Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night.
Burton leads the Twins with 22 holds this season, but entered...
It took Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks 18 big league starts to get his first career win. He needed seven more starts to get win No. 2.
To do it, all he had to do was outduel Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish.
Hendriks allowed two runs (one earned) through six innings, and the Twins broke up Darvish's no-hitter in the seventh inning to score three runs and give Hendriks the win...
As the Minnesota Twins look to avoid a situation that plagued Justin Morneau for two seasons, they are being as cautious as possible with Joe Mauer. The All-Star catcher suffered a concussion on August 19th, and there is still no timetable for his return. Head injuries can linger, and in Morneau's case, they can present themselves even after the injury seems to have cleared...
This video puts you right on the field with an ump’s-eye-view of Twins prospect Miguel Sano’s at bat. It’s hard to appreciate when watching on TV, but taking pitches at 90+ MPH looks like a bit of a rush, especially when some of them come inside.
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That streak-o-meter is pointing northward again for the Royals after they completed a three-game sweep over the Minnesota Twins with a 3-1 victory on a steamy Thursday afternoon at Target Field.
That makes five victories in a row after a seven-game skid. That was part of a 2-10 slide that followed a 19-5 sprint once play resumed after the All-Star break. (And they lost five in a...
Here is an interesting note from Danny Knobler of CBS Sports:
Orioles active on waiver wire, but teams say the Pirates have been the most aggressive claiming team this month.
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) August 29, 2013
The reference to the Orioles follows the news that they won claims on Josh Willingham and Michael Morse. However, the note on the Pirates is the most relevant...