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Vance Worley will be displaying his uniquely-diverse repertoire in the Twin Cities this summer. Ditto his deception. Acquired by Minnesota from the Phillies in the Ben Revere deal, the 25-year-old right-hander throws six different pitches. They include a four-seam fastball that acts like a cutter...
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Many Twins fans were hoping Kyle Gibson would be the team's fifth starting pitcher this year. Turns out they'll have to wait for his big-league debut.
Gibson was reassigned to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday as one of a handful of cuts made by Minnesota. The 25-year-old right-hander, who missed most of 2012 after having Tommy John surgery, posted a 10.50 ERA in three Grapefruit...
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson will begin his comeback season from Tommy John surgery in the minors.
The Twins optioned Gibson to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.
The former first-round draft pick was considered among the favorites to make the Twins rotation to start the season. But he struggled with his command in four spring training outings. Gibson gave up eight runs...
By Craig HandelSpecial to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. Six years. Maybe seven.
That's the last time Rich Harden's shoulder felt as good as it has the past few weeks.
His right arm has been at the right angle, his elbow where it should be. The ball came out of his hand the way he wanted, and what's best is he's starting to throw instinctively.
By DAVID DORSEY
Special to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. Aaron Hicks appears next in line to assume the Minnesota Twins center field position, a spot that has been held on Opening Day by just eight men in the past 27 years.
Hicks, 23, hopes to fall more in line with Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, who eight times started in center between 1985 and 1995, and Torii Hunter, who...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey gave up five runs in two innings as he tries to accelerate his return from Tommy John surgery, and the Minnesota Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Thursday.
Pelfrey had the elbow-reconstruction operation May 1 while with the Mets last season. Typical recuperation takes about year but he has pushed his rehab to be ready for opening day. He...
Evan Longoria had a pair of run-scoring doubles and a Luke Scott hit his first home run of the spring for the Tamp Bay Rays, who squandered a ninth-inning lead Monday night and lost to the Minnesota Twins 6-4 in 10 innings.
Ray Olmedo had an RBI triple in the 10th and Clete Thomas doubled and scored the go-ahead run for Minnesota. Twins designated hitter Oswaldo Arcia had two hits...
PORT CHARLOTTE (AP) Sure, Desmond Jennings wants to see more pitches per at-bat. Yes, he'd like to take more walks this season. And maybe this is the year he finally masters the bunt.
But the Tampa Bay Rays center fielder and leadoff man sees his job as a simple one: get on base.
He did that two more times on a Monday night, but the Minnesota Twins rallied to tie it in the...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Brian Matusz pitched four hitless innings and retired his first 11 batters before a walk in the Baltimore Orioles' 9-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
After a season that saw him sent to the minors and then return as a reliable reliever, the left-hander is trying to earn a rotation spot with the Orioles. He struck out seven.