Found June 07, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins have a pretty good track record of drafting high school quarterbacks. In 2001, they took the hometown kid, Cretin-Derham Hall quarterback and catcher Joe Mauer, with the No. 1 overall pick. Mauer chose baseball over football despite having an offer to play quarterback at Florida State. That decision has turned out OK for both Mauer and the Twins, as the St. Paul native has won three batting titles and was named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 2009. Last year, it was Georgia high school outfielder Byron Buxton who went second overall to the Twins. Buxton was also a high school quarterback but didn't have the same types of offers that Mauer did to play college football. Buxton has already developed into perhaps the Twins' best minor league prospect and one of the best in baseball. Thursday, the Twins once again took a quarterback with the confidence that he'll hang up his football pads in exchange for baseball cleats. Rig...

Nats claim Twins' Tyler Robertson off waivers

The Minnesota Twins didn't wind up having enough room for Tyler Robertson this spring. The team they face on the road this weekend does, though. Four days after the Twins designated Robertson for assignment, the Washington Nationals claimed him off waivers. The left-handed pitcher was bumped to clear space for outfielder Clete Thomas, whom Minnesota called up from Triple-a Rochester...

Twins rumor: Minnesota interested in Grady Sizemore

Free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore recently resumed baseball-related activities, meaning he’s nearing the point where he’ll consider signing his next contract. When this happens – likely closer to the All-Star break – the Minnesota Twins are one of the teams that will have interest in Sizemore, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. Wolfson points out that...

Twins select pitcher Ryan Eades in second round of draft

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins took another pitcher with their second-round pick, drafting LSU right-hander Ryan Eades with the 43rd overall pick. Eades was 8-1 with a 2.81 ERA in 16 starts for LSU this season. He struck out 77 batters and walked 30 in 96 innings. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Eades was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 19th round in 2010 before going...

Twins select Kohl Stewart with No. 4 pick in MLB Draft

MINNEAPOLIS For the second year in a row, the Minnesota Twins drafted a high school player with a top-four pick in Major League Baseball's draft. On Thursday, it was pitcher Kohl Stewart of Texas. Stewart, who measures at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, is a hard-throwing right-hander who pitched for St. Pius X (Texas) High School. He was widely regarded as the top prep talent in the...

Quick scouting report on Kohl Stewart

The Twins selected right handed pitcher Kohl Stewart in tonight’s draft. I know literally nothing about about him (or for that matter, any of the other prospects), so I did a Google search to find out a little about him. Let’s make some rush’s to judgment! Um… Hold up. This was the Twins’ draft pick right, and not the Vikings? /double checks. Hmmm. Does Kohl know this?...

Twins, Nats game postponed until Sunday due to rain

Although it was unforeseen, the Minnesota Twins will get their second day off of the week Friday. As Tropical Storm Andrea moves up the East Coast, Twins and Washington Nationals officials decided to postpone the teams' scheduled 6:05 p.m meeting until Sunday, creating a day-night doubleheader at Nationals Park. The teams will square off at 12:35 p.m. as originally slated, then...

Josh Willingham as Silver Elvis, revisited

In honor of the return of Josh Willingham to Washington for the first time since the December 2010 trade with the A's for Henry Rodriguez and Corey Brown, we present an old 2010 screencap of Josh Willingham in the ceremonial Silver Elvis wig. Willingham wore it a lot that year. Things have certainly changed around here since 2010, when a 93-loss season was considered pretty good...

Joe Mauer Wins 2013 Dead Ball Web Gem Award

Joe Mauer has done things in his nine-year career that no other MLB catcher has ever done and added this nifty foul ball snag in Saturday’s game to his legacy: Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Joe Mauer's milestone homer highlighted key Twins win

The Minnesota Twins' hometown hero provided a milestone moment, but it was up to their hottest hitter of late to cap a special day in the nation's capital for captain Joe Mauer. Right fielder Ryan Doumit and the Twins bounced back from a couple wasted plate opportunities to single home the winning run in the 11th inning, ensuring Mauer's 100th career home run came in...

FOX Sports North to televise Cedar Rapids Kernels game on Monday

FOX Sports North today announced plans to televise the Cedar Rapids Kernels vs. the Kane County Cougars minor league game live at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a live version of Spotlight: Next Generation, an in-depth look at the Minnesota Twins Class A farm system in Cedar Rapids. Designed to educate fans about up-and-coming Twins players...

Going, Going.....Maybe

(The Twins selected Stuart Turner with the 78th overall pick in the MLB amateur draft. Mike Mayers was taken by the Cardinals with the 93rd overall pick. Both picks came in the third round of the draft. Bobby Wahl was taken in the fifth round by the Athletics with the 161st pick overall.)

BP Unfiltered: Buxton-ing (a Poem) by Jason Parks

A poem about Byron Buxton

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 5 by Zach Mortimer

Byron Buxton is shredding Low-A pitching, and he picked up a pair of triples in a five-hit showing on Wednesday night.
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