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To put Chris Colabello’s feat into proper perspective one must realize he is only the 38th player in the 21 seasons since Independent Baseball started up to break into the professional game at the non-affiliated level and climb all the way the major leagues.
But not a single one of the 37 before Colabello, who got his long-awaited chance Wednesday afternoon for the Minnesota Twins in Atlanta, played as many as seven Independent seasons before his contract was picked up by a major league organization and he got as far as a regular season game.
Catcher Chris Coste is the closest example, playing for five years in Independent leagues before he played his first affiliated minor league game. Pitchers Chris Jakubauskas, Scott Patterson and George Sherrill also went five seasons before their contracts were picked up by major league organizations.
Colabello came out of Assumption College in Worcester, MA and joined the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am ...
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For the second time in a week, the Minnesota Twins had to put a player on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Outfielder Wilkin Ramirez was put on the 7-day DL after Sunday's game in Detroit. Ramirez collided with left fielder Josh Willingham on Saturday and left the game. On Wednesday, third baseman Trevor Plouffe landed on the 7-day DL when he was hit in the head while sliding...
The Minnesota Twins recalled right-handed starter Samuel Deduno on Friday and will get the start Friday against the Detroit Tigers. To make room on the active roster, the Twins have decided to option outfielder Oswaldo Arcia to their Triple-A Rochester minor league affiliate. Deduno has been solid, but nothing spectacular in the minors this year so don’t expect him to set anything...
Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau is in the final
year of his current contract with the team. He’s off to a decent start, as he’s
at least been able to remain healthy so far. Still, Morneau and the Twins have
yet to discuss a contract extension, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500.
A source close to Twins first baseman Justin Morneau said
Finally, the Minnesota Twins' never-ending losing streak came to a close.
One night after nearly getting no-hit by Anibal Sanchez, the Twins snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 win Saturday over Doug Fister and the Detroit Tigers. Minnesota's recent losing streak matched the fourth-longest losing streak in team history.
Before the losing streak began on May 14, Minnesota...
The Twins have made severa; roster moves in the midst of a panic inducing plummet through the standings while on a 10 game winning streak. Which moves were the best? Which were the worst? Let’s rate them!
Sending Pedro Hernandez to Rochester: Hernandez, more or less, was a place holder until he started to falter. Nobody expected him to do much better than he did, I don’t think...
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from Saturday's game at Detroit while arguing a call at second base.
The Twins had men on first and second with nobody out in the third inning when Justin Morneau hit a grounder to first baseman Prince Fielder. He threw to second to start a 3-6-1 double play, which the Tigers turned - but Joe Mauer, who had advanced to...
The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers both continue to struggle, worsening records that were already two of the worst in baseball.
But each team's star Joe Mauer and Ryan Braun have done anything but struggle in recent meetings against each other's team. Each will look to get their respective clubs back on track Monday as Minnesota and Milwaukee meet in a four-game...
The Minnesota Twins have called up right-hander P.J. Walters from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday against the Detroit Tigers.
The Twins optioned outfielder Oswaldo Arcia to Rochester after Friday night's loss to the Tigers. The 28-year-old Walters hasn't pitched in the majors this year. He went 2-5 with a 5.69 ERA in 12 starts for Minnesota in 2012.
Arcia, a rookie...
DETROIT (AP) -- Minnesota Twins center fielder Wilkin Ramirez left Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers after a scary collision on a fly ball.
Omar Infante lifted a fly to left-center in the sixth inning Saturday, and Twins left fielder Josh Willingham was under it when Ramirez came speeding over to try to make the play. Ramirez did catch the ball, holding onto it for...
More bad news for the Minnesota Twins, as outfielder Wilkin Ramirez' initial diagnosis of a sore jaw after colliding with teammate Josh Willingham during Saturday's win against the Detroit Tigers has been re-diagnosed as concussion-like symptoms. The change of diagnosis has placed Ramirez on the 7-day disabled list, joining infielder Trevor Plouffe on the sidelines with...
By ANDREW GRUMAN
MILWAUKEE -- In the grand scheme of things, Kevin Correia's start was very ordinary. Three runs in six innings is defined as a quality start, but usually isn't described as anything more than average.
But the way the starting rotation has pitched for the Minnesota Twins, Correia's outing Monday in Milwaukee was much needed.
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Minnesota Twins are not happy with the way their seasons have started. Both teams have struggled get good starting pitching, while the offenses haven't consistently scored runs.
The two used to meet twice a year with at least three games at Miller Park and three more at Target Field. With the format of Interleague play changing this season, the...