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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Parmelee's three-run homer off left-handed reliever Jose Mijares broke open a close game in the sixth inning on Saturday, and the Minnesota Twins went on to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2.
Parmelee hit just .172 against lefties last year. He opened the season as the Twins' everyday right fielder but gradually lost playing time until being sent back to Triple-A at the All-Star break.
The former first-round draft pick is out of minor league options.
The Twins unveiled a $48.5 million renovation of their spring complex. A Hammond Stadium-record crowd of 8,547 was on hand.
Joe Mauer added a run-scoring single in the first for the Twins. He made his 2014 debut at first base after making the permanent move from catcher in the wake of a season-ending concussion last Aug. 19.
Daniel Nava homered for Boston and Grady Sizemore added a hit.
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After months of concern about the ulnar collateral ligament in Miguel Sano's elbow, news emerged this morning that the elite Minnesota Twins prospect would have to undergo Tommy John surgery. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press announced the news via Twitter.Berardino also spoke to Twins assistant GM Rob Antony, who said Sano should be able to swing a bat in four months...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota prospect Miguel Sano experienced soreness in his right elbow following Thursday's intrasquad scrimmage. It took place after Sano made a throw from third base to first base, and he was later pulled from the game.
Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said that Sano will have his elbow examined Friday afternoon.
"He came in and they asked...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Yes, third base prospect Miguel Sano is out for the year. No, the sky is not falling.
And yes, Twins baseball will go on without him.
The news that Sano will have Tommy John surgery hit Twitter early Saturday morning and Twins fans everywhere -- at least those awake at that early hour on a Saturday -- panicked. Sano makes up one half of Minnesota's uber-prospect...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Something had to change for Vance Worley after 2013. So this offseason, he made a few big changes in his life.
The biggest of them this winter wasn't baseball related, but marrying Maricel Vivas in Philadelphia in November. Though Maricel did most of the planning for their wedding, it was still a stressful time for the 26-year-old Worley.
Aside from his nuptials...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Back when Paul Molitor played, some of the most advanced technology that allowed hitters to scout opposing pitchers were VHS tapes. Most of the Twins players he now coaches have likely never used a VCR in their lives.
Times have changed, and Molitor is slowly but surely adapting.
Molitor was added to the Twins' coaching staff this offseason and will oversee...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The biggest free agent signing in Twins history made his spring training debut Sunday as Ricky Nolasco tossed two scoreless innings against Tampa Bay.
Nolasco, signed this offseason to help shore up a starting rotation that ranked last in the majors last year, allowed a pair of hits but limited the damage in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Rays. The two hits...
Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Sano will miss the entire 2014 season as a result of the surgeyr. He began to have trouble with his elbow after he strained his UCL in winter ball.
The Twins had hoped to avoid surgery with rest and rehab but thing did not go that way.
BREAKING: Miguel Sano says he will have Tommy John...
Miguel Sano is a physical specimen. For those who have seen the young third baseman play there is no other way to describe him. As one of the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects, he had a legitimate chance to reach the majors in 2014 thanks to his raw power and all-around solid game. Unfortunately, that won’t be happening.
On Saturday news broke that Sano will have to undergo Tommy...
Minnesota Twins Writer
After attempting to return from a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in the last few months. An MRI on friday revealed that Twins prospect Miguel Sano will have to under go tommy john surgery to replace his ulnar collateral ligament in his right throwing arm. With this news it is highly unlikely that Sano will play in either the najors or minors...
Sorry Minnesota, but the 2014 season just got a little more disappointing. Miguel Sano, the organization's #2 prospect and a consensus top ten prospect in baseball, will require Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2014 season.
The 20-year old Sano was signed by the Twins out of the Dominican Republic in 2009 and immediately became one of the most heralded prospects in the...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins left-hander Scott Diamond didn't throw a single pitch in Grapefruit League action last spring. So while Saturday's outing was brief, it was nice for Diamond to continue what has been a normal spring so far in 2014.
Diamond threw two innings against Boston in the Twins' 6-2 win in the home opener at Hammond Stadium. The 27-year-old lefty gave...
Word out of Minnesota is unfortunate this morning. Twins mega-prospect Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery to repair a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. Sano apparently hurt himself in an intrasquad game last week when he rushed a throw.
We first became interested in Sano after seeing the documentary Pelotero.
Sano has been bothered by arm troubles dating back to last minor...
Joe Mauer made his Grapefruit League debut against the Red Sox on Saturday, and the newly converted first baseman was happy with the way it went.
Mauer, who is making the transition from catcher to first base after suffering a season-ending concussion last August, played at first base at Hammond Stadium for the first time in his career. He saw action early -- with a ground ball...
In 2008, the Minnesota Twins drafted Aaron Hicks 14th overall. Four years later they took Byron Buxton second overall. The latter is 20 years old and the top prospect in the game. The former is 24 years old and… what exactly? A placeholder? A late-bloomer? An enigma? The correct answer is probably “all of the […]
After pitching for the Twins between 2009 and 2012 right-handed pitcher Carl Pavano announced he is planning to retire citing various injuries. Pavano had been attempting to return to the majors after battling injuries in the 2012 season and rupturing his spleen during the 2012-2013 winter. Pavano saw his best year in 2010 with the Twins when he went 17-11...