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MINNEAPOLIS Twins shortstop Brian Dozier played well enough in spring training to perhaps warrant a shot at the majors out of camp. Still, he said before spring was over that he expected to start the year in the minor leagues.
That's exactly how it played out. But when Dozier was assigned to Triple-A Rochester to start the season, he used that as motivation instead of getting down about it. He got off to a quick start to the 2012 season and, despite cooling down in recent weeks, finally got his call to the majors after batting .276 with 12 RBI in 28 games.
Dozier debuted Monday in the Twins' 8-3 loss to the Angels as Minnesota's shortstop and No. 2 hitter in the lineup. Talking to reporters before the game, Dozier couldn't hide his excitement.
"It's something every kid dreams about all their life. I've been dreaming about it for 20-something years now," Dozier said. "It was very emotional for me when I did get called up. I've had a coup...
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There weren't many highlights for the Minnesota Twins on their recent road trip, which turned out to be a trip to forget.
The Twins' six-game West Coast swing culminated with a 5-2 loss Sunday to the Seattle Mariners, who took the three-game series from Minnesota after the Twins won the series opener Friday. With Sunday's loss, the Twins finished just 1-5 on the road...
SEATTLE (AP) The slumping Minnesota Twins are calling up prized infield prospect Brian Dozier and left-hander Scott Diamond from the minors.
The team announced Sunday that the roster moves will be made on Monday. Dozier will take the spot of slugger Justin Morneau, who will placed on the disabled list with a sore right wrist. Minnesota will make a corresponding move Monday to clear...
Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks is heading back to the minors.
Minnesota optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Rochester after Sunday's game to make room for Scott Diamond on the 25-man roster. It was announced Saturday that Diamond, a left-hander, would be recalled prior to Monday's game at Target Field.
Hendriks started the year on the Twins' Opening Day roster and was...
Minnesota Twins slugger Josh Willingham was scratched from the lineup on Monday night because of an illness.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said Willingham likely would be available later in the game if needed to pinch hit, but he wanted to give his outfielder a chance to recover. Willingham leads the Twins with five home runs.
Second baseman Alexi Casilla also missed the game with a sore...
Believe it or not, the 1991 World Series champion Minnesota Twins got off to a slow start, too.
Not quite of the magnitude that the 2012 Twins have gotten off to Minnesota is now 7-20 after losing Sunday to the Seattle Mariners. But despite the end result in 1991, those Twins were also slow out of the gates.
And similarly to this year's Twins, the '91 squad was coming...
Here is a look at the latest news and notes from around major league baseball to help you set your fantasy baseball lineup for week 6 (May 7 – May 13) of the 2012 fantasy baseball season.
6 games: KC, LAA, NYY, OAK, SEA, TB, TOR
7 games: BAL, BOS, CWS, DET, MIN, TEX
8 games: CLE
Brian Dozier will be the new starting shortstop for the Minnesota Twins...
MINNEAPOLIS Go ahead. Cue the punny headlines.You could go with "A Diamond in the rough." Or perhaps "A Diamond is forever." Maybe "Nothing sparkles like a Diamond" is more your speed.Whatever you choose to call Scott Diamond's 2012 debut with the Twins, make sure you call it one thing: impressive. For a team so desperately needing a strong outing...
The Minnesota Twins recorded their only set of back-to-back victories last month at Target Field against the Los Angeles Angels.
After their best performance at the plate in May, the Twins will try again to post two straight wins over the visiting Angels on Wednesday night while adding to right-hander Ervin Santana's losing streak.
Minnesota had produced a combined eight runs...
Angels at Twins - Scott Diamond has been called up to face Haren. Good luck with that as Diamond is nothing spectular, but more of a filler. The trend is 81% of the betting public is taking the Angels money line.
TV's Take: Angels -175/ Bet $350 for an easy $200.
Braves at Cubs - I love Dempster in this game. He has been solid all year despite getting the lowest run production...
It's a familiar site for the Twins.
Span is on first with one out and up to the plate is Twins' number three hitter Joe Mauer. The first pitch is a cheese ball right down the middle of the plate. Mauer aptly takes the pitch and proceeds to lightly brush the dirt around in the batters box. He's behind in the count right away at 0-1, no big deal. The next pitch...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Scott Diamond pitched a career-best seven scoreless innings in his season debut and Ryan Doumit hit a two-run homer, giving the Minnesota Twins a much-needed jolt in a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Diamond (1-0) struck out six, the most in any of his eight major league starts, and allowed only four hits. He's the first Twins starter...