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While watching his team scuffle from the get-go and plummet 17 games under .500, Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has steadfastly staved off denial. That suits team owner Jim Pohlad, who watched batting practice Friday at Target Field before the Twins' 11-0 rout of the Cleveland Indians. With his team well on its way to consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1999-2000, Pohlad was asked if it's time to rebuild the Twins. "Well, it's time to build, for sure," he said. "We can't deny it. We've got pretty close to the worst record in baseball; that's not a good position. You can't just sit there and say, 'No, that's wrong.' "Maybe you could say that last year because there were a lot of weird things happening, but this year, no. We definitely have to build -- build. I don't know if you use the term 'rebuild,' but we clearly have to build." That will be up to Ryan, who was named in...
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MINNEAPOLIS The inevitable came on Saturday night, just hours after recent Twins call-up Samuel Deduno's seven-inning, two-hit night.
It came as the Twins have gained more and more confidence in their young pitchers over recent weeks, but that didn't make it any more of a decision the team wanted to make.
It came as the Twins strung together two nights with double-digit...
MINNEAPOLIS Tucked away in Brian Duensing's closet is a wardrobe of clothing he'll never wear again, everything from shoes to jackets, shirts and pants. He hasn't put any of it on since 2008, but he can't bring himself to get rid of it.
The wardrobe isn't his style, Duensing said, but it's special none the less. It's his Olympic wardrobe from Beijing...
MINNEAPOLIS As Major League Baseball's trade deadline looms, Denard Span doesn't know if Monday night was his last game with the Minnesota Twins. If it was, though, Span made it a memorable one.
Span turned in a pair of highlight-reel catches and also had a pair of hits to help Minnesota beat the Chicago White Sox by a 7-6 final Monday at Target Field.
Ben Revere (credits below) Hitters To Start Ben Revere |Minnesota Twins| (58.6%) – Revere could be a cheap source of speed and runs for your team to help round out the stretch-run of the summer. In 4 of the 7 games scheduled this week Revere will face a left-handed starting pitcher. This year against lefties Revere is hitting .378 with a .411 OBP. (89 and 87 points higher...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins traded pitcher Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, acquiring shortstop Eduardo Escobar and left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez, who will both be assigned to Triple-A Rochester.
Liriano has played his entire big-league career with the Twins, dating back to 2003 when the team acquired him from the San Francisco Giants. He's...
GM Terry Ryan pulled the trigger Saturday on the trade everyone saw coming, moving LHP Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox for infielder Eduardo Escobar and LHP Pedro Hernandez. That doesn't mean he's done dealing. Teams have until 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday to trade players without sending them through waivers. Ryan called the run-up "my most important time of the...
The Cleveland Indians continue to fall off pace in the AL Central amid a frustrating series against the Minnesota Twins.
On the bright side, they won't have to face Francisco Liriano in the finale of the three-game series Sunday when they try to avoid a sweep.
Liriano was scheduled to pitch before the Twins dealt him to Chicago late Saturday night for shortstop Eduardo Escobar...
With their playoff chances looking ever brighter and a roster full of young, inexperienced players, the White Sox are up for the challenge.
Now, Francisco Liriano must turn their challenge into his opportunity.
When the White Sox traded for Liriano on Saturday, they knew they weren't getting a polished starter guaranteed to win them a chunk of games down the stretch. They were...
Samuel Deduno pitched seven strong innings for his second major league win and Josh Willingham hit his 27th homer of the season, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Deduno (2-0) allowed two hits and struck out a career-high six in his fourth big league start. Alexi Casilla drove in four runs for the Twins, who routed the Indians...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer, Brian Duensing threw six innings as a late fill-in for Francisco Liriano and the Minnesota Twins finished a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a 5-1 victory on Sunday afternoon.
Duensing (2-6) lost all four of his previous starts this year, but he needed only 70 pitches to finish six frames and yield to the bullpen...
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Kenny Williams made another puzzling move when he dealt infielder Eduardo Escobar and left-hander Pedro Hernandez to to the Twins for starter Francisco Liriano. The White Sox have long been questioned for the depth of their farm system and now he has made two deals surrendering five prospects. What’s more, I’m not exactly sure how he has gotten better.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Samuel Deduno pitched seven strong innings for his second major league win and Josh Willingham hit his 27th homer of the season, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Deduno (2-0) allowed two hits and struck out a career-high six in his fourth big league start. Alexi Casilla drove in four runs for the Twins, who...