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MINNEAPOLIS Before they took part in Friday's annual TwinsFest at the Metrodome, several Minnesota Twins players made a special visit to a local hospital.First baseman Justin Morneau was joined by teammates Carl Pavano, Drew Butera, Glen Perkins, Matt Capps and Jason Marquis as they visited Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore who was paralyzed in a hockey injury late last month. Jablonski was recently moved from Hennepin County Medical Center to Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, where the Twins visited him Friday."It was amazing to see how positive he was," said Morneau, who was wearing a No 13 wristband with the word "Bel13ve" in honor of Jablonski. "They said he'd never move his left arm but we were in there watching him do rehab and he's moving his left arm and shaking our hands with his right hand."Jablonski was injured in BSM's junior varsity game against Wayzata on Dec. 30. After he was hit from behind in...
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MINNEAPOLIS In 2008, Twins first baseman Justin Morneau played in all 162 regular-season games plus a Game 163. He was Minnesota's iron man after having played 157 games in the previous two seasons.Since then, however, Morneau has not finished a season healthy. In 2009, it was a back injury. The 2010 season was cut short after 81 games due to a concussion. And last year, Morneau...
Twins right-handers Nick Blackburn and Scott Baker said during TwinsFest that they're both healthy and on track to be ready to go once pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 18.
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Span suffered a concussion in early June when he collided at the plate with Kansas City Royals catcher Brayan Pena. Span tried to play again a few days later but was ultimately shut down for two months. During that time, it was clear the injury weighed on...
Former Twins right-hander Camilo Pascual was elected as the lone inductee into the Twins Hall of Fame this year, club president Dave St. Peter announced Friday.
The Minnesota Twins will retire former manager Tom Kelly's uniform number.
Former pitcher Camilo Pascual has been elected to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, as the 24th member.
The Twins staged a TV "town hall" with team executives, their star players and manager Ron Gardenhire occupying the hot seats.