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While Joe Mauer said earlier this week that he was still experiencing sensitivity to light and sound he’s beginning to make some progress from his concussion.
According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com Twins general manager Terry Ryan said that Mauer ramped up his exercises on Friday. He’s expected to progress to hitting off a tee today.
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The two newest Minnesota Twins make the biggest impact Sunday in their team's 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers.
Center fielder Alex Presley and catcher Josmil Pinto both made their Twins debuts -- and for Pinto, his major league debut -- on Sunday, and they combined for five hits and a pair of RBI in Minnesota's victory.
It was Pinto, the 24-year-old from Venezuela, who opened...
Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has not considered sitting out the rest of the season to let his concussion heal.
Mauer said Thursday he's feeling better, 10 days after he got hit in the facemask with a foul tip behind the plate. But the six-time All-Star acknowledged he's not concerned about catching again this year, just simply returning to the field sometime in September...
Long rumored to be a trade candidate, Twins first baseman Justin Monreau has finally been dealt.
Minnesota traded Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday in exchange for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later or cash.
Morneau, 32, has spent his entire major league career with Minnesota after the Twins drafted him in the third round in 1999. He won the American...
The Pittsburgh Pirates added the bat of Justin Morneau on Saturday.
Morneau, 32, is a former American League MVP but has struggled at times to return to form after suffering a concussion in 2010.
Source: #Pirates acquire Morneau from #Twins for OF Alex Presley.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2013
This season Morneau was hitting .259/.315/.426 with 17...
The Minnesota Twins have traded Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates, sending the veteran first baseman to a playoff-contending team for the final month of the season.
The deal was done on Saturday before the deadline. The Twins obtained outfielder Alex Presley and either a player to be named or cash.
Morneau is in the final year of his contract, making $14 million. He has...
Alex Presley and Josmil Pinto quickly fit in with Minnesota.
Both players enjoyed a memorable debut for the Twins during their series-clinching 4-2 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Sunday.
''I couldn't envision a better start for myself, to get a win and be able to contribute,'' said Presley, who had three hits and an RBI a day after being traded...
As the Minnesota Twins look to avoid a situation that plagued Justin Morneau for two seasons, they are being as cautious as possible with Joe Mauer. The All-Star catcher suffered a concussion on August 19th, and there is still no timetable for his return. Head injuries can linger, and in Morneau's case, they can present themselves even after the injury seems to have cleared...
The Pittsburgh Pirates, continuing their late flurry of acquisitions, obtained first baseman Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins on Saturday for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later or cash.
Earlier this week, the Pirates made a deal with the New York Mets for outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck. Morneau had cleared waivers earlier this month. Any...
What a story to return home from vacation to. Just as I sat down to catch up on what I missed news broke that the Pirates have completed a trade with the Minnesota Twins for what can only be described as lovable unicorn Justin Morneau. When Morneau cleared waivers the fanbase kind of exploded about…
Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are still trying for Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau.
Sources close to team: Bucs "Trying like hell" to land Morneau. Player cost is too high for one month. Bucs would eat salary, though.
— Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) August 31, 2013
The Pirates are still trying to add Morneau.
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has been having on heck of a season. The Japanese phenom is certainly shaping up to be one of the best in the game, and proved that once again with an 11 strikeout performance (his fifth start in his last seven with 11+ strikeouts) against the Minnesota Twins Friday night.
With stuff like this it comes as no surprise that batters are baffled when...
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