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Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano threw his third live batting practice of the spring on Tuesday, and is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

Zumaya injury leaves opportunity in bullpen

After Sunday's announcement that relief pitcher Joel Zumaya was lost for the season and will have to undergo Tommy John surgery, the Minnesota Twins had to move on after the shock of losing Zumaya. The next question is who will take up the middle-to-late relief innings planned for Zumaya? Relief pitching is just one question that will need to be answered while Minnesota is...

Twins' Revere turns to football for arm strength

Reliever Joel Zumaya briefly owned the most tantalizing fastball in the big leagues. In 2006, he once threw a fastball in Detroit that registered 104 mph on the radar gun. Now, however, it sounds as if Zumaya's fire has been extinguised. The reliever, who had signed a contract with the Twins in the off-season, indicated to the Associated Press on Monday that he's pondering...

DOs And DONTs: Minnesota Twins

No team under-performed more than the Minnesota Twins in 2011 but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few valuable fantasy baseball assets on their 40-man roster heading into the 2012 season. Below is look at the players worth targeting, those probably worth avoiding and some with question marks which won’t be answered any time soon. DO use caution when drafting C Joe Mauer...

Twins RHP Zumaya contemplating retirement

Joel Zumaya admitted that he is contemplating retirement. The Minnesota Twins reliever made the proclamation one day removed from being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Tommy John surgery is on deck for Zumaya is he wishes to return to baseball. Zumaya's latest setback came after he cut short a bullpen session Saturday, throwing only 13 pitches...

Trevor Plouffe: Back in outfield school

The former shortstop couldn't secure that position last season, but the Twins hope his new spot will allow him to blossom.

Joel Zumaya’s season done before it ever started

It was a match made in heaven for the team doctor in Minnesota. Joel Zumaya signed with the Minnesota this past winter for 1-year and $850,000. It was a Major League deal for Zumaya. Which is shocking considering how many arm injuries Zumaya has had since entering the Majors. Well, Zumaya is officially done for the 2012 season, and it could be his career. The hard-throwing righty...

Baker, Blackburn to pitch 'B' game Thursday

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire announced that right-handers Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn will both pitch one inning against the Red Sox in their "B" game at Hammond Stadium on Thursday.

Morneau encouraged, feels no symptoms

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has been encouraged by his first five days in camp, as he's yet to suffer any setbacks or miss any workouts due to concussion-like symptoms.

Morneau on the mend with Minnesota (Yahoo! Sports)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Justin Morneau isn't going to sugarcoat his concerns over recurring concussions and how they could affect his playing career.

Injured Zumaya considering retirement (AP)

Minnesota Twins reliever Joel Zumaya says he is considering retirement after tearing a ligament in his elbow at spring training. Zumaya spoke to reporters Monday, one day after he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. If he wants to return to baseball, he will need Tommy John surgery.

Morneau hopes to play in Twins' spring opener

Justin Morneau is on the mend with the Minnesota Twins and says he hopes to play in the team's first exhibition game Saturday.

Zumaya mulling retirement after latest injury

Minnesota Twins reliever Joel Zumaya says he is considering retirement after tearing a ligament in his elbow at spring training.
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