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MINNEAPOLIS When Aaron Hicks heard the news that Minnesota center fielder Denard Span had been traded to Washington, he was sad to see his friend and mentor leave the Twins organization. At the same time, he also saw an opportunity especially as fellow outfielder Ben Revere was traded not long after.As Minnesota dealt away its two center fielders this offseason to acquire pitching, the Twins did so fully knowing that the organization has perhaps more depth in the outfield than any other position. That includes the 23-year-old Hicks, the team's first-round pick back in 2008.This spring will be a big one for Hicks, who spent 2012 in Double-A New Britain and has yet to play any higher during his five years with the Twins' organization. But as Minnesota looks to fill the center field role, Hicks knows it's a job that could be his when the season starts."All the talk has been about a spot being open," Hicks said this weekend at TwinsFest. "For me, I'm goi...
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MINNEAPOLIS When Aaron Hicks heard the news that Minnesota center fielder Denard Span had been traded to Washington, he was sad to see his friend and mentor leave the Twins organization. At the same time, he also saw an opportunity especially as fellow outfielder Ben Revere was traded not long after.As Minnesota dealt away its two center fielders this offseason to acquire pitching...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame has two new members.
Former Twins closer Eddie Guardado and former Director of Public Relations Tom Mee will become the 25th and 26th members of the Twins' Hall of Fame. The duo will be inducted during a pregame ceremony on June 14 at Target Field.
Guardado, better known as "Everyday Eddie," spent 17 seasons in the majors...
MINNEAPOLIS Before hundreds of adoring fans took pictures of him, Twins minor leaguer Miguel Sano had to first take a picture of his own this weekend at TwinsFest.
The 19-year-old Sano, widely regarded as the organization's top prospect, stopped Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau and had someone snap a picture of the veteran slugger with the young third baseman on Sano...
Free-agent right-hander Carl Pavano doesn't figure to be signing with a new team anytime soon.
Pavano, 37, recently suffered a ruptured spleen that will sideline him for 6 to 8 weeks, according to major-league sources.
The injury occurred when he slipped and fell while shoveling snow on his driveway in Vermont, one source said.
Pavano's agent, Dave Pepe, declined comment...
The Minnesota Twins came up with a plan last season to keep Joe Mauer's bat in the lineup. They stopped using him almost exclusively at catcher and mixed in games at first base and designated hitter to reduce the wear and tear on his body.
It worked like a charm. Mauer played in a career-high 147 games and returned to form as one of the best hitters in the American League after...
MINNEAPOLIS As he endured the effects and setbacks from his concussion, there were times when retirement crept into Justin Morneaus mind. The Minnesota Twins first baseman was injured midway through the 2010 season and missed the rest of the year. He wasnt the same player in 2011 and again struggled to stay healthy, playing in just 69 games.
Last season was a different story, as...
It is TwinsFest weekend at the old Metrodome, where fans get the chance to
see and buy all sorts of memorabilia, test their baseball skills, and actually
meet some of their on-field heroes. Approximately 60 former and
current Twins are scheduled to appear during the three-day gathering.
Justin Morneau is there hoping to be looked upon as a current and future Twins
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I don’t have $10 million, but I have enough money to pay the kid next door to shovel my driveway. I suggest going forward Pavano has someone doing the same thing for him.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the free agent pitcher suffered a ruptured spleen when he slipped and fell while shoveling snow on his driveway in Vermont.
He is going to be out 6-8 weeks and that will probably...
Apparently it doesn’t even have to be baseball season for MLB players to keep piling up the bizarre injuries. Free agent starting pitcher Carl Pavano is the latest victim, and his injury is fairly serious. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the 37-year-old right-hander recently suffered an injury while shoveling snow outside of his home in Vermont.
Pavano reportedly slipped...