Found May 22, 2013 on Baseball News Source:
Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was placed on the seven-day DL on Wednesday after being diagnosed with a concussion. After being hit by a Craig Kimbrel fastball in the tenth-inning, Plouffe would attempt to brake up a double play, but in the process would be struck in the head by Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla‘s shin. Plouffe writhed on the ground for a few minutes before exiting the field under his own power, covering his eyes due to light sensitivity. Minnesota will wait a few days before scheduling Plouffe for a concussion impact test. In 37 games this season, Plouffe is hitting .254 with four home runs and 17 RBI. Over the past seven games, Plouffe has gone 6-for-18, hitting .333. Despite an RBI single in the eighth-inning that would serve as the go-ahead for a 4-3 Minnesota lead, Minnesota relievers Glen Perkins and Brian Duensing would allow for an extra-innings 5-4 loss to Atlanta, capped by a Freddie Freeman RBI single in the bottom of the tenth-inning.

Twins' Trevor Plouffe exits after getting kicked in head

Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe exited last night's contest against the Atlanta Braves after getting kicked in the head by second baseman Dan Uggla while attempting to break up a double play, according to Rhett Bollinger of Plouffe has since been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list as a result of the collision. RT @twins: #MNTwins place...

Twins' Plouffe has concussion, on 7-day DL

The Minnesota Twins have placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion after he was struck in the head by Dan Uggla's shin while breaking up an attempted double play. Plouffe was injured in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves. He remained down for a few minutes before walking slowly to the dugout, holding...

Twins put Plouffe on 7-day DL

The Minnesota Twins placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion Wednesday after he was struck in the head by Dan Uggla's shin while breaking up an attempted double play. Plouffe was injured in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves. He slammed into Uggla's leg sliding into second base and remained down...

Deduno, not Gibson, to start for Twins on Friday

Kyle Gibson's major league debut will have to wait. It appeared as if the 25-year-old Gibson was a candidate to fill the Minnesota Twins' vacancy for Friday's rotation spot. Instead, it will be Samuel Deduno making the start in Detroit, the Twins tweeted on Tuesday. Deduno pitched in 15 games last season for Minnesota and was 6-5 with a 4.44 ERA. While Deduno can be wild...

Twins send down Worley after getting roughed up again

The Minnesota Twins are shaking up their starting rotation. After giving up eight runs on Wednesday in an 8-3 loss to Atlanta, right-hander Vance Worley was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. With the loss to the Braves, Worley fell to 1-5 with a 7.21 ERA this season. Minnesota did not announce a corresponding roster move, although there are a few pitching options at Rochester that...

Twins not satisfied with simply getting to .500

During Minnesota's recent home stand, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was asked about his team not being able to get over the hump of the .500 mark. For the most part this season, Minnesota has hovered around a .500 record, give or take a few games in either direction. The Twins have yet to go more than two games over .500, and Monday's 5-1 loss to Atlanta dropped Minnesota...

Vance Worley and Losing the Magic

Vance Worley just got clobbered again, this time by the Braves. There’s no set and certain point at which a start turns into an official clobbering, but looking through Worley’s 2013 game log, I’d say this was the fifth or sixth time he’s been clobbered, in ten games. That’s an ugly ratio, and to make matters worse, recall that Worley was Minnesota’s opening-day starter...

Minnesota Twins Official Twitter Douchebag Goes Total Douchebag In Tweet War

Who are the douchebags running the Twins and Braves Twitter accounts? Stand up, douchebags. Be proud of the work you tur…

Minnesota Twins’ Chris Colabello Takes Road Less Travelled To Show

The Minnesota Twins have promoted power-hitting first baseman Chris Colabello from their triple A affiliate Rochester Red Wings. Colabello took one of the unlikeliest routes to the majors, no big division one scholarship, no major league amateur draft or sexy signing bonus. Nope, this baseball foot soldier played 7 seasons in the Can-Am League, which in laments terms Indy ball. Colabello...

9 Games

The Twins have now lost 9 games in a row. They are terrible. There is only one solution. Burn it down. Everyone on the staff, fire them. All of them. Terry Ryan Ron Gardenhire, Joe Vavra, the guy who burns hot dogs by Section 129 on a daily damn basis, TC Bear. Everyone. Trade everyone. Josh Willingham. Joe Mauer. Oswaldo Arcia. Trade them. Trade them all. Then set fire to Target...

Links of the Day 5/21/13

Are you going to be watching the NBA draft lottery? Wait, you are? All right then, I guess. I love how the entire crowd reacts. Adorable. The Twins have added a reliever from the minors who hails from Minnesota. Huge deal. There is a new way to design your basketball court, apparently, and George Washington is going for it. SCOREBOARD MLB Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1 – The Twins still...
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