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Samuel Deduno, who pitched extremely well at the WBC, suffered a groin injury during the championship game. He is expected to be out for only a couple weeks at most. This will give P.J. Walters a shot at starting today as the Twins take on the Tampa Bay Rays. However, even if Walters does well today, I still think that Deduno earned a shot at the 5th spot in the rotation with his play in the WBC.
Deduno at WBC
Last year, he showed that he is capable of pitching in the big leagues and even that he can overpower some hitters. The one thing the Twins saw that he needed to work on the most was his control as he walked almost as many batters as he struck out (57/53).
Walters last year was 2-5 for the Twins with a 5.69 ERA. Deduno was 6-5 with a 4.44. Both pitchers still need to prove they can be in the big leagues for a full season but right now, I'm hoping that Deduno comes back from that groin injury real soon.
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The Minnesota Twins' center field job is officially Aaron Hicks'.
The Twins announced via Twitter on Sunday that manager Ron Gardenhire has named Hicks as the team's center fielder on Opening Day. That means the 23-year-old Hicks will make his major league debut April 1 at Target Field without ever playing a game at Triple A.
Hicks entered camp as perhaps the favorite...
The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Scott Diamond on
the disabled list due to an elbow injury, the team has announced.
The @twins officially place LHP Scott Diamond (elbow) & RHP Anthony Swarzak (ribs) on the 15-day DL today
— Dustin Morse (@Twins_morsecode) March 22, 2013
Beyond Diamond, the Twins also placed right-hander Anthony
Swarzak on the...
Aaron Hicks was officially named the Twins starting center fielder. Joe Mauer had a 6 RBI game. But you have to take a look at this clip of Sergio Garcia smacking a ball out of a tree! http://www.kfan.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104673&article=11104067
The Twins, they do things differently. One veteran player still can't believe that the team essentially fired bench coach Scott Ulger and hitting coach Joe Vavra at the end of last season ... then turned around and made Ulger the first-base coach and Vavra the third-base coach.
Hey, this is an outfit that fired Bill Smith as general manager after the 2011 season ... then rehired...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Joe Mauer had a three-run homer and six RBI and Justin Morneau hit a two-run drive that caromed off a palm tree behind the right-field wall, helping the Minnesota Twins rout the Toronto Blue Jays 14-5 Sunday.
Mauer homered to center in a four-run first off Dave Bush and hit a three-run double in the fourth that chased Guillermo Moscoso, who also allowed Morneau...
Joe Mauer had a three-run homer and six RBIs and Justin Morneau hit a two-run drive that caromed off a palm tree behind the right-field wall, helping the Minnesota Twins rout the Toronto Blue Jays 14-5 Sunday.
Mauer homered to center in a four-run first off Dave Bush and hit a three-run double in the fourth that chased Guillermo Moscoso, who also allowed Morneau's homer during...
The Minnesota Twins are not among the teams that are
scouting free agent Kyle Lohse as he works out in Arizona, according to Darren
Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.
In case you're curious, #MNTwins are not among the teams watching Lohse throw simulated games in AZ. Official: "Why go? He's playing catch."
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) March 24, 2013
As spring training comes to a close, players selected in December's Rule 5 draft are faced with great uncertainty due to the unusual rules surrounding the event. If a player selected in the draft does not stay on the claiming team's 25-man roster for the entire season, he must be offered back to his original team instead of being sent to the minors. If the claiming team wants...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have reassigned World Baseball Classic star Samuel Deduno to minor league camp.
The Dominican right-hander was a breakout star in the tournament, beating the United States and Puerto Rico in back-to-back starts to lead his team to the championship. He returned to Twins camp with a solid chance of making the rotation when the season began...
Because the state of Minnesota is grossly maladjusted in their perspective as to what the caliber of their college basketball program is, they were disappointed that the Gophers only won their first tournament game since 1997. And even then, the win in 1997 was mired in academic scandal. The last clean tournament win was 20 years ago!
The Gophers were awful for 6 years under Dan...