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Lost in all the hoopla created by Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera‘s run at the Triple Crown, and the various pennant races is the fact that Joe Mauer is having another amazing season. He currently leads all of baseball with a .414 OBP and has what feels like the quietest 141 wRC+ in baseball history. ...
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MINNEAPOLIS Joe Mauer has been in the race before. Three times, he's emerged victorious.
Now, the Minnesota Twins catcher is trying to come from behind to win his fourth American League batting title. Mauer entered Wednesday's game in hot pursuit of Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who is a threat to become baseball's first Triple Crown winner since Boston's Carl...
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Twins infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka did the unthinkable and decided to turn down millions owed to him by the club. See his reason why.
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins and infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka are parting ways.
Nishioka approached the team about his release, and the Twins granted the request by letting him go unconditionally. That means Minnesota is not responsible for the 3 million remaining on Nishioka's contract next season or its 250,000 buyout provision.
The Twins signed Nishioka from Japan prior...
With another failed Twins' season nearly, mercifully, behind us it's time to look at next season and speculate on how the Twins' will suck next year. Actually it's pretty obvious, and it's once again starting pitching. A remarkable twelve pitchers made starts for the Twins this season, and with Pavano hopefully gone via free agency, Nick Blackburn and Jason...
Denard Span believes he's a good major league center fielder, and he'd like to stay there, but if he had to choose between center field and staying with the Twins, he'd prefer to remain in Minnesota. "Obviously I know what I'm capable of doing. I know I can play the center field position at a pretty high level. That's where I want to be," Span said...
The Minnesota Twins have released Tsuyoshi Nishioka, ending their experiment with the Japanese middle infielder after two rough years.
The Twins said Friday that the move came at Nishioka's request.
The Twins said Nishioka decided to relieve the team of its remaining financial commitment on his contract, which included a $3 million salary for the 2013 season and a $250,000...
Tsuyoshi Nishioka did the unthinkable on Friday. The middle infielder requested and received his unconditional release from the Minnesota Twins, and by doing so forfeited $3.25 million in salary that remained on his contract. The move effectively ended a less-than-stellar stint with the club after Minnesota inked him to a 3-year, $9.25 million deal in 2010. That doesn't include...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The first thing on Justin Morneau's mind is Minnesota's place in the standings. The Twins are 65-91, barely ahead of last year's 99-loss pace.
The other frustrations for the 31-year-old first baseman are a .273 batting average, 19 home runs and 77 RBIs. Those aren't bad numbers by any view, particularly given...
In December 2010, the Minnesota Twins spent $5.3 million to buy the rights to negotiate with Tsuyoshi Nishioka. They then signed him to a three year, $9.25 million contract. After just two years of that contract, Nishioka has been unconditionally released. While that may seem a little odd, the really odd part is that Nishioka [...]
Minnesota Twins infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka was granted his unconditional release Friday, making him a free agent. Nishioka requested his release, absolving the Twins of their 2013 financial obligations, which included a $3 million salary or a $250,000 buyout. "I would like to thank the Twins organization for helping me fulfill my dream of playing in Major League Baseball...
MINNEAPOLIS On Tuesday afternoon, a pair of major league outfielders shared a brief exchange on Twitter. The original post was by Baltimore's Adam Jones, who tweeted: "Gotta get after it. StayHungry" as his team prepared to take on the Toronto Blue Jays.Jones' tweet was in regard to Baltimore's chase for an American League wild card spot or perhaps an AL East...
MINNEAPOLIS - The nights are definitely getting cooler. But the race for the AL East title isn't cooling off at all. The New York Yankees remained 1 1/2 games up on Baltimore on Tuesday, failing to take advantage of an Orioles loss by falling 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins. The Twins, who are seemingly enjoying the spoiler role, rallied from a 3-1 hole with a big seventh inning...
First let me start by saying that I am shocked and saddened by yesterday’s shooting at Accent Signage, and my heart goes out to the families, friends and coworkers of the victims.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka is no longer with the Twins. Say what you will about the baseball skill, but he always seemed like a good guy, and had a really tough couple of years in America.
Keith Hernandez is stacheless...
C.C. Sabathia struck out 10 batters over eight innings for New
York to help the Yankees stretch their AL East lead to two games
over Baltimore by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Wednesday.