Found June 04, 2012 on My Sports Rumors:
Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano is heading to the disabled list with a right anterior capsular strain. The worst part about this is that it’s taken this long for it to happen and the injury could have been made worse. The reason is Pavano underwent an MRI for the strain a month ago. @RhettBollinger: Pavano is going on the disabled list with a right anterior capsular strain. Blackburn activated from DL. Hardball Talk at NBC Sports reports that Pavano underwent an MRI a month ago and it showed a strain an injury that the team thought he’d be okay to pitch through it. Instead Pavano struggled allowing 24 runs over 24 innings, with hitters hitting .370 over that stretch. Sounds to me like he wasn’t physically able to pitch. I think it’s time for someone in that organization to either get new doctors or get people in there that will listen to the doctors. The reason is the guy replacing Pavano in the rotation is Nick Blackburn. Blackburn’s been on the disabled list since May ...

Pavano to get second MRI on sore shoulder

The Minnesota Twins liked their projected rotation in spring training; unfortunately, it never happened, a large reason they had the third-worst record in baseball through Sunday's games. RHP Carl Pavano, RHP Scott Baker, RHP Jason Marquis, LHP Francisco Liriano and RHP Nick Blackburn never made a single turn together, and if Pavano goes on the disabled list this week as expected...

Twins Draft TREcap

So, DWG emailed me and asked me to do a Twins' draft analysis.  I thought I was crushing it with like 2 posts in a week, but I guess more is expected here at  Hope I don't get burned out.  Speaking of DWG, is that what you guys and gal(s) know him as?  I mean, he doesn't use his real name and he posts as WWWWWWW, what's that all about?  I also...

Mauer leaves game with mild thumb sprain

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer left Sunday's game against Cleveland with a mild right thumb sprain and is listed as day-to-day, the team announced on Twitter. Mauer, who was in the lineup Sunday as Minnesota's designated hitter, struck out in the seventh inning of Sunday's game. He was pinch hit for by Darin Mastroianni, who flew out to lead off the ninth inning....

Twins' P Liriano looks to be back on track

Since being inserted back into Minnesota's starting rotation, Francisco Liriano has looked like the Liriano of old. Including Tuesday's start against Kansas City, Liriano has allowed just one run over his last 12 innings.But Liriano wasn't helped out at all by his offense Tuesday, as the Twins fell, 1-0, to Bruce Chen and the Royals. Still, it's an encouraging sign...

How will Twins use highest pick since Mauer?

MINNEAPOLIS This week's Major League Baseball draft is an important one for the Minnesota Twins, and the organization knows it. The Twins hold the No. 2 overall selection, their highest pick since they took a kid named Joe Mauer No. 1 overall in 2001. But holding the second pick isn't the only reason this year's draft -- especially Monday's first day - is big for...

Twins demonstrate small ball at its finest in win

Out of the 425 hits the Minnesota Twins had prior to Sunday's series finale against Cleveland, just eight of those hits came in the form of a bunt. Seven more times, Minnesota successfully executed a sacrifice bunt -- only three teams had fewer sacrifice bunts than the Twins entering Sunday. In Sunday's 6-3 win over the Indians, the Twins bunted for three of their 11 hits...

Twins draft versatile Buxton No. 2 overall

MINNEAPOLIS With the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft, the Minnesota Twins selected Byron Buxton, a five-tool outfielder from Appling County High School in Georgia.Minnesota's pick became complicated after the Houston Astros took Puerto Rico shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 overall pick. Many were predicting the Astros to take either Buxton or...

Twins pick pair of right-handers to end 1st

MINNEAPOLIS After taking Byron Buxton with the No. 2 overall selection in Major League Baseball draft, the Minnesota Twins made two more selections Monday.With the No. 32 overall pick the teams first pick in the compensatory round Minnesota took Puerto Rican right-hander Jose Berrios out of Papa Juan XXIII High School. The 6-foot, 190-pound Berrios, 18, was the second high school...

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Here's a little Somersault by Ben Revere

Minnesota Twin Ben Revere robs Cleveland Indian Lonnie Chisenhall like he was buying Manhattan. Hands went up and people hit the floor. Every time you check twitter or facebook, think -- gotta... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Keller, who helped bring Carew to Twins, dies at age 84

During baseball's 1980 winter meetings in Honolulu, Hal Keller was walking through the lobby of the host hotel with his two sons, when he saw future Hall of Famer Rod Carew."I had not seen Rodney in years,'' remembered Keller. "I walked up him, and said, 'I don't know if you remember me.' He said, 'Oh yeah. You taught me to hit.'"Keller...

Indians take Minnesota prep RHP Mitch Brown

Some wondered whether the Twins would take the top high school player in the state of Minnesota in this year's draft. Instead, the Cleveland Indians selected Rochester Century right-hander Mitch Brown in Tuesday's second round with the No. 79 overall pick. Brown is committed to play college baseball at the University of San Diego and now must make a decision whether to go...

Pirates pick Barrett Barnes 45th overall

With the compensation pick afforded to them by Ryan Doumit's signing with the Twins, the Pirates took Barrett Barnes, an outfielder from Texas Tech. He's a center fielder, he's got some pop, and Tim Williams guesses that he'll sign for less than slot so the Pirates can apply some of that money towards Mark Appel. That's about the best the Pirates can hope for...
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