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Detroit Red Wings
MINNEAPOLIS -- With Triple-A Rochester's season coming to an end Sunday, that means reinforcements are headed to Minnesota.
The Twins announced after Sunday's game that they recalled seven players from Rochester: pitchers Scott Diamond, Cole De Vries, Michael Tonkin and Shairon Martis, infielder Eduardo Escobar, outfielder Chris Parmelee and catcher Eric Fryer. The Red Wings fell 3-0 Sunday to Pawtucket in the decisive game of a best-of-five series in the International League playoffs.
To make room for Fryer and Martis on the 40-man roster, the Twins placed pitcher Samuel Deduno and outfielder Wilkin Ramirez on the 60-day disabled list.
Given the Red Wings' playoff run, Minnesota had to delay making its September call-ups. That meant the Twins had just 26 players on the roster through Sunday's loss to Toronto. One of those -- infielder Doug Bernier -- has been unavailable with an elbow injury, and the Twins' bullpen has also been overworked.
Finally, manager Ron ...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Most baseball fans would be happy to catch just one foul ball in their lifetime.
On Monday, one Twins fan caught enough foul balls for four lifetimes.
Seated in the Legend's Club behind home plate and just in front of the press box, Scott Johnson got not one, not two, not three but four foul balls throughout the course of the game between the Minnesota Twins...
The Minnesota Twins continue to struggle through a woeful stretch at home. With a potential return date for Joe Mauer still unclear, those struggles may very well drag on longer.
The Twins look to avoid matching the franchise's longest home losing streak in 56 years on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Minnesota (61-79) dropped its ninth straight game at Target Field on...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins catcher Josmil Pinto had three doubles in Minnesota's win Monday, but his most impressive swing of the night didn't account for one of his three hits.
In the sixth inning, Pinto pulled a ball well foul down the left field line. The deep drive hit the glass of Target Field's executive suites, a territory rarely -- if ever -- reached by batters...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eduardo Escobar was understandably disappointed when the Minnesota Twins optioned him to Triple-A Rochester in mid-July. But the reality was that there just weren't enough at-bats for Escobar in the majors.
So instead of sulk, Escobar performed. In 43 regular-season games, the utility infielder helped spark Rochester to a playoff berth by batting .307 with four...
Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 3 and drove in the tying and go-ahead runs as the Minnesota Twins snapped a 10-game home losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Plouffe's two-run, two-out double in the fifth inning tied the game 3-3, and his bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh made it 4-3 as the Twins won at home for the first time since...
The Toronto Blue Jays have been successful of late, but the same can't be said for J.A. Happ.
The left-hander will try again to snap out of his slump Saturday night while helping the Blue Jays add to their dominance over the Minnesota Twins.
Toronto (65-76) held off Minnesota 6-5 in Friday's series opener for its eighth win in 11 games and fourth in five road contests....
Hopefully, the fine folks at ESPN wont sue me for sharing some of their top secret writings on ESPN Insider, but I came across an interesting article by Jim Bowden who takes a look at ten managers who are at the end of their contracts. Obviously, I was curious to see his thoughts on Terry Collins, but then I thought I’d share what he had to say about Ron Gardenhire as well.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Toronto is nearly 2,000 miles away from North Battleford, Saskatchewan, where Twins pitcher Andrew Albers grew up. But there was still something special for the left-hander when he got to face the Blue Jays -- Canada's only major league team -- on Sunday at Target Field.
Just before Albers took the mound for his seventh career big league start, he got to hear the...
Following a rare setback during their outstanding run, the Los Angeles Angels appear to be in a good position to bounce back with Jered Weaver facing a team he's dominated recently.
Those Minnesota Twins are simply trying to avoid the longest home losing streak in franchise history.
Weaver looks to win his fifth straight decision against the struggling Twins on Monday night when...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bitter, raw disappointment seeped into and throughout Target Field's home clubhouse weeks ago.
But anger is toughest to stomach when it's coupled with confusion, and that's been the emotion most apparent as the Twins' season gone wrong dwindles toward an offseason fraught with question marks.
Saturday night, Adam Lind and the Toronto Blue Jays added...
The Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins hooked up at Target Field for an April 17 rainout game on Monday and it looks like they didn't draw much of a crowd.
If you focus closely, you can probably count the number of fans in the stadium. In fact, you might even be able to count them all using only your hands and maybe the hands of a buddy.
In fairness, there are...
Fans usually have a straight-forward agenda upon entering a ball park.
Saskatoon’s Mike Sieben sat with his wife Whitney with a more complicated agenda in section 17 at Target Field on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Wearing his No. 19 Jose Bautista jersey Sieben had two goals.
“I’d like to see Andrew Albers pitch real well and then the Jays win it beating up the Twins bullpen”...
Hello kids. It’s hot even though it’s September. No, that doesn’t make sense.
Phil Rogers in Chicago thinks Ron Gardenhire is getting axed this year.
As a kid, I was never this nice. I’m still not this nice.
The Olympics will be going back to Asia for the 2020 games. But where?!
Baltimore 4, Chicago 0 – Danny Valencia homered or the O’s in this one, s...