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MINNEAPOLIS When the Minnesota Twins traded Ben Revere and Denard Span this offseason, they lost not only two starting outfielders but also two of the faster players on the team.
Revere led the Twins with 40 stolen bases last season, while Span swiped 17 bags. Also gone is infielder Alexi Casilla, who was tied for second on the Twins with 21 steals in 2012.
With those three no longer on the roster, the Twins are trying to find replacements for the speed on the base paths. So far, stealing bases has not been a big part of Minnesota's game.
Through Sunday, only one player has more than one stolen base. That would be rookie Aaron Hicks, who has three steals. As a team, the Twins have stolen just eight bases in 21 games tied for fourth-fewest in the majors and have also been caught stealing five times. That stolen base percentage of 62.0 percent ranks fourth-worst in all of baseball and ahead of only the Angels in the American League.
Last season, Minnesota was far more likely to...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Correia may be surprising Twins fans with the start he's had to the season, but nobody in Minnesota's clubhouse seems stunned by what the veteran right-hander is doing.
With eight scoreless innings in Sunday's 5-0 win over Texas, Correia is now 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA in five starts this season. In all five outings, he's gone at least seven innings...
Glen Perkins insists he's not trying to strike out every batter he faces. It only seems that way for the Minnesota Twins closer.
Since taking over as the team's closer midway through last season, Perkins has been lights-out in the ninth inning. This year, the Twins left-hander is a perfect 6-for-6 in save situations. Over his last four outings, he's struck out at least...
The Minnesota Twins are rolling out a unique lineup Tuesday, already their 13th different batting order of the young season.
Infielder Eduardo Escobar is in the leadoff spot for Tuesday's game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The Twins used Aaron Hicks in the leadoff spot for the first week and a half before slotting Brian Dozier into that spot.
Dozier had been...
Even batting champs have their struggles.
After going 0-for-4 in Monday's loss to Detroit, Twins catcher Joe Mauer is now hitless in his last 20 at-bats. That's the longest hitless streak of his 10-year career. It surpasses the three-time batting champion's 0-for-17 slump during mid-August in the 2007 season.
Before Mauer's slump began on Thursday against Texas...
More often than not, fans who attempt to interact with their favorite players on Twitter will be ignored. Professional athletes have hundreds of thousands of followers in some instances, and it would be impossible for them to respond to ever fan who tweets at them. But one Twins fan reminded us over the weekend that it’s always worth a shot.
Alex Berg, a student at Bemidji State...
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For several games this season, Twins Season Ticket Holders can register for the chance to sport one of five Mascot costumes and be on the field for the race before the 5th...
Minnesota's Glen Perkins is perhaps the most active Twins player on Twitter. On Sunday, he used the social media platform to help out a loyal Twins fan.
The Twitter interaction began Sunday morning when Alex Berg, a junior at Bemidji State University, tweeted at Perkins and said he had problems ordering tickets from an online ticketing site for Sunday's series finale against...
Twins pitcher Glen Perkins came through for a fan who had an issue with his tickets. See what took place between them.
Thanks to another strong outing from Kevin Correia, the Minnesota Twins are ahead of where they were at this point last season.
Correia pitched eight sharp innings, Justin Morneau homered and the Twins beat Texas 5-0 Sunday, handing the Rangers consecutive losses for the first time this year.
It took the Twins 37 games to reach 11 wins last season. After Correia'...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Correia pitched eight sharp innings, Justin Morneau homered and the Minnesota Twins beat Texas 5-0 Sunday, handing the Rangers consecutive losses for the first time this season.
Correia (3-1) gave up six hits, struck out two and walked one. He allowed only one runner to reach third base while lowering his ERA to 2.23.
Correia has pitched at least seven...
Miguel Cabrera is surging for the Detroit Tigers while Joe Mauer is enduring a very rare drought without a hit for the Minnesota Twins.
These superstars will be in the spotlight Monday night when the Tigers look for a fourth straight victory in the opener of a three-game home set against the surprising Twins.
The red-hot Cabrera brings a 12-game hitting streak into this contest....
Rumor has it, there could be an episode of Rhino and Compass Radio tomorrow afternoon. Just rumors at this point.
The Twins will win the division now that Trevor Plouffe is out of the lineup.
The Wild are going to the playoffs!
If you know anyone being drafted by the NFL (who won’t) next year, here is a fun trick.
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Unfortunately, Ken Rosenthal was not on the receiving end of a Gatorade shower (à la Julie Alexandria) during his postgame interview with Bryce Harper and Denard Span on Saturday at Nationals Park. Video above. Key takeaways include:
Harper on Denard Span: "Today was his day, he played unbelievable out there and he saved the game for us."Span on rating the degree...