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Joe Mauer returned to the number 2 spot in the lineup yesterday. Gardy says that's where he likes him to be. Check out the full article from the Pioneer Press right here: Chad Graff
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Joe Mauer is batting second in today’s game against the Mariners, which most people think is the right move. You want your best on base hitters to get on early and often. Line up efficiency researchers have even said that the best hitters should bat 2nd, because it allows for them to be on base with good hitters behind them and chances to hit with runners on base immediately behind...
MINNEAPOLIS Clete Thomas is back with the Minnesota Twins, as the team announced Monday that he has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester.
To make room for Thomas on the 40-man roster, Minnesota designated reliever Tyler Robertson for assignment. Robertson was on the Opening Day roster but was optioned to Rochester on April 6.
Thomas, a 29-year-old outfielder, first debuted with...
MINNEAPOLIS It's been six years since the Twins had a shortstop play more than 100 games in a season. More than any other position, shortstop has been a revolving door in Minnesota from one year to the next.
Pedro Florimon is hoping to stop that trend.
Through Sunday, Florimon has made 42 starts at shortstop in 54 games this season. If he stays healthy, he's on pace to play...
The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of outfielder Clete Thomas from Triple-A Rochester to give them a needed extra center fielder.
The Twins announced the move on Monday. Thomas gives manager Ron Gardenhire another player who can play center field while Wilkin Ramirez is on the disabled list with a concussion.
Rookie Aaron Hicks, who made the jump from Double-A to the...
MINNEAPOLIS Ryan Doumit has been in a groove lately. The Twins catcher had a stretch of four straight multi-RBI games earlier this week as he helped Minnesota win four straight against Milwaukee.After going 0-for-4 on Friday against the Mariners, Doumit found his groove again in dramatic fashion.With two runners on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Doumit delivered...
MINNEAPOLIS Chris Herrmann couldn't stop smiling as he rounded the bases Sunday in the fourth inning. And who could blame him.
Herrmann hit his first career major league home run in Sunday's 10-0 over the Seattle Mariners. Herrmann drove a 1-2 pitch from Jeremy Bonderman to left field for an estimated 373-foot homer.
The emotion on Herrmann's face following the home...
The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Hicks left the nightcap of Sunday's day-night doubleheader against the Nationals in Washington.
To replace Hicks on the roster, the Twins will recall outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester before Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.
Arcia has appeared...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins thought they lucked out by not having to face Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in this weekend's three-game series.
It turns out Hernandez may have been a welcomed sight at Target Field.
Instead, the Twins were shut down by Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma. The 32-year-old right-hander blanked Minnesota for 7 23 innings as the Mariners won Friday&...
It's been nearly a month since the Seattle Mariners won three in a row.
They could change Saturday at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins if Aaron Harang delivers like he did earlier this week.
After dropping a season-high eight straight, Seattle (24-31) won four of six to close out May. Friday's 3-0 series-opening victory was the Mariners' ninth win in 10 games...
At 25-29 the Twins have sneaked their way into 3rd place in the Central. They currently stand at a full game ahead of the White Sox and 4 games behind the 2nd place Indians. I had predicted they would grab 3rd by the All-Star break, but now they're working ahead of that.
It has been beneficial that they are facing bottom feeder teams, but hey, you need to...
Ryan Doumit's two-run triple off Tom Wilhelmsen with one out in the ninth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday afternoon.
This was the third blown save of the season for Wilhelmsen (0-1), all in his last four tries. The right-hander pitched a perfect ninth for the save Friday night, but he walked the first three batters he faced...
The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals have both experienced their share of struggles.
But a recent power surge has things looking up for the Twins, while the Royals' offense is still sputtering through a prolonged slump.
Minnesota would like to see both trends continue Tuesday night when it visits Kansas City in the opener of a three-game series.
The Twins (25-29) don...