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Fox Sports North:
With the second half of the 2013 Major League Baseball season about to begin, I took some time to answer questions from Twins fans about their team. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions at FOXSportsNorth.com. Here's the inaugural edition of the Twins Mailbag as we take a look at the rest of the 2013 season and beyond.
Q: Any chance Miguel Sano gets a call up in September? Just about the only thing to look forward to as a Twins fan ...
-- Luke, Minneapolis
A: Several people asked about when we might see Sano, and whether the 20-year-old third baseman might get a chance to debut as a September call-up. I asked Twins general manager Terry Ryan the same thing last week, and Ryan was hesitant to say we'll see Sano in Minneapolis come September. Sano began the year on a tear at High-A Fort Myers, where he batted .330 with 16 homers and 48 RBI in 56 games.
That earned him a promotion to Double-A New Britain, where he has struggled. In 30 games, he is hitting just .198 with...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have put out many bobbleheads over the years, but few have been as highly anticipated as the one handed out before Friday's game at Target Field.
Fans were lined up as early as Thursday morning -- for a Friday night game -- in order to get their hands on the Joe MauerJustin Morneau bobblehead. It was given out to the first 10,000 fans at Friday...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Morneau knew the questions would be asked.
His name has been flying amid trade rumors as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaches. Sitting at fourth place in the division, the Minnesota Twins will almost assuredly be sellers, not buyers, by the end of the month. Perhaps the most valuable trade chip is Morneau, who leads the team in RBI with...
The Minnesota Twins have recalled first baseman Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester, the last of three replacements in an All-Star break roster shake-up.
Colabello joined the team for Thursday's game against Cleveland. The Twins announced before the break they were bringing up catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann and infielder Doug Bernier, but they waited until after Colabello...
On Wednesday, July 15, we at MLB Injury News explained that the Twins postponed contract talks with first baseman Justin Morneau until after the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. We have learned today that Morneau has now become a potential trade candidate according to MLB Trade Rumors' Steve Adams.
Adams cites ESPN Insider Jim Bowden as saying that the Twins have put Morneau...
The Minnesota Twins are sellers at this point, according to
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who notes that first baseman Justin Morneau is
available in a trade and likely to be dealt. However, Heyman adds that he’s
heard from Twins’ sources that “there’s almost no chance they’ll deal”
outfielder Josh Willingham, closer Glen Perkins or starting pitcher Kevin Correia...
The Minnesota Twins last saw Cole De Vries in the Majors last year. However, a return this season is not out of the question if he can get healthy. The 28-year old pitcher is battling elbow inflammation. He is no stranger to injuries. He made the Opening Day roster this year, but he landed on the DL just a few days in with forearm tightness. He has not yet returned to...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins closer Glen Perkins didn't get to pitch in his first All-Star Game. He got as close as warming up in the bullpen in the ninth inning Tuesday, but never saw the field.
Friday's game against Cleveland might not have been of the same magnitude, but Perkins got his chance to pitch and was pivotal in Minnesota's 3-2 win over the Indians. The Twins'...
Jim Bowden of ESPN has some trade buzz from the All-Star week, and has the Pittsburgh Pirates included in a rumor. Unlike Bowden’s trade ideas, these are actual rumors based on what Bowden has heard. He says the Minnesota Twins are prepared to trade Justin Morneau, and has the Pirates as one of the teams rumored as a possible destination. He also lists the Yankees and Rays as possibilities...
Twins longtime slugger Justin Morneau is available in trade and likely to be dealt somewhere, but a canvassing of a few possible landing sports suggests a soft market so far.
The Twins are sellers at this point -- "If someone calls, we'll listen'' says general manager Terry Ryan -- but Twins-connected people suggest there's almost no chance they'll deal...
- The Bella Twins were at ESPN’s ESPYS awards last night:The Twins will be appearing on NFL AM, KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles and E!’s Fashion Police today also.- MVP reportedly has an eye injury. He showed up this past weekend at Booker T’s independent wrestling show in South Texas, wearing an eye patch and being unable to wrestle.- WWE Money in the Bank from Philadelphia...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer's two-out RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over Cleveland on Friday, after an error by Indians first baseman Nick Swisher set up the winning run.
Four Twins relievers struck out six over 3 1-3 hitless innings, including Casey Fien (2-2) in the eighth and All-Star Glen Perkins in the ninth for his 22nd save...
- The Bella Twins were at ESPN’s ESPYS awards last night:
The Twins will be appearing on NFL AM, KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles and E!’s Fashion Police today also.
- MVP reportedly has an eye injury. He showed up this past weekend at Booker T’s independent wrestling show in South Texas, wearing an eye patch and being unable to wrestle.
- WWE Money in the Bank from Philadelphia...
“Baseball is a business” we often hear. “You can’t take it personally,” is a common utterance among players who hear their names in rumors and reports. The fierce loyalty the Twins show to their players, staff and management can either be interpreted as an organizational rejection of these precepts, or at the very least an extraordinarily conservative approach to the business...