Found March 24, 2013 on
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The Minnesota Twins' center field job is officially Aaron Hicks'.
The Twins announced via Twitter on Sunday that manager Ron Gardenhire has named Hicks as the team's center fielder on Opening Day. That means the 23-year-old Hicks will make his major league debut April 1 at Target Field without ever playing a game at Triple A.
Hicks entered camp as perhaps the favorite to win the starting job, but he was competing with Joe Benson and Darin Mastroianni for the spot. Both Benson and Mastroianni have major league experience, while Hicks has never played higher than Double-A New Britain. Benson was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, making it apparent that Hicks would indeed make the 25-man roster.
The spring Hicks has put together made it too tough for the Twins to send him to Triple-A Rochester to begin the season. After a 4-for-4 effort on Sunday in Fort Myers, Hicks is now batting .350 with four home runs and 18 RBI.
Minnesota's center field job opened up a...
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Samuel Deduno, who pitched extremely well at the WBC, suffered a groin injury during the championship game. He is expected to be out for only a couple weeks at most. This will give P.J. Walters a shot at starting today as the Twins take on the Tampa Bay Rays. However, even if Walters does well today, I still think that Deduno earned a shot at the 5th spot in the...
Aaron Hicks was officially named the Twins starting center fielder. Joe Mauer had a 6 RBI game. But you have to take a look at this clip of Sergio Garcia smacking a ball out of a tree! http://www.kfan.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104673&article=11104067
The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Scott Diamond on
the disabled list due to an elbow injury, the team has announced.
The @twins officially place LHP Scott Diamond (elbow) & RHP Anthony Swarzak (ribs) on the 15-day DL today
— Dustin Morse (@Twins_morsecode) March 22, 2013
Beyond Diamond, the Twins also placed right-hander Anthony
Swarzak on the...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Joe Mauer had a three-run homer and six RBI and Justin Morneau hit a two-run drive that caromed off a palm tree behind the right-field wall, helping the Minnesota Twins rout the Toronto Blue Jays 14-5 Sunday.
Mauer homered to center in a four-run first off Dave Bush and hit a three-run double in the fourth that chased Guillermo Moscoso, who also allowed Morneau...
Joe Mauer had a three-run homer and six RBIs and Justin Morneau hit a two-run drive that caromed off a palm tree behind the right-field wall, helping the Minnesota Twins rout the Toronto Blue Jays 14-5 Sunday.
Mauer homered to center in a four-run first off Dave Bush and hit a three-run double in the fourth that chased Guillermo Moscoso, who also allowed Morneau's homer during...
As spring training comes to a close, players selected in December's Rule 5 draft are faced with great uncertainty due to the unusual rules surrounding the event. If a player selected in the draft does not stay on the claiming team's 25-man roster for the entire season, he must be offered back to his original team instead of being sent to the minors. If the claiming team wants...
The Minnesota Twins are not among the teams that are
scouting free agent Kyle Lohse as he works out in Arizona, according to Darren
Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.
In case you're curious, #MNTwins are not among the teams watching Lohse throw simulated games in AZ. Official: "Why go? He's playing catch."
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) March 24, 2013
Because the state of Minnesota is grossly maladjusted in their perspective as to what the caliber of their college basketball program is, they were disappointed that the Gophers only won their first tournament game since 1997. And even then, the win in 1997 was mired in academic scandal. The last clean tournament win was 20 years ago!
The Gophers were awful for 6 years under Dan...