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Pro Sports Daily:
Byron Buxton, baseball's top-ranked prospect, recently aggravated his left (non-throwing) shoulder and will likely miss the remainder of the Arizona Fall League schedule, Twins farm director Brad Steil said late Wednesday.
The Twins' prized young center fielder, who displayed his talents in Saturday's nationally televised Fall Stars Game, apparently suffered the setback during Tuesday's game. He did not play Wednesday afternoon for Glendale, but the injury is not considered serious for Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year.
Buxton, 19, recently missed nine days after suffering a strained left shoulder while taking a swing during batting practice. No magnetic resonance imaging exam was taken, and Buxton homered in his first plate appearance upon returning to the lineup.
Just seven games remain for Glendale with the regular season due to end Nov. 14.
In 12 games against the game's elite prospects, Buxton is batting .212 with three home runs and...
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Although their recent major league performance hasn’t been great, the Minnesota Twins are in the excellent position of having two elite prospects in their system, so the news that both Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano were shut down in their respective offseason leagues will give any Twins fan a scare. MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports that Buxton is likely to miss the rest of the...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has another trophy to add to his collection.
Mauer won his fifth career Silver Slugger Award on Wednesday as one of Major League Baseball's best hitters and the top offensive catcher in the American League. In 2013, Mauer batted .324 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 113 games.
"It's always nice to be selected and honored...
Twins megaprospect Miguel Sano will shut down for the rest of the winter ball season because of a strained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Sano flew to the Twin Cities last week to be examined by team physicians Dr. John Steubs and Dr. Diane Dahm. But Sano's agent, Rob Plummer, said they decided to seek a second opinion. So on Tuesday, the third baseman flew to...
In an effort to bolster their starting rotation prior to the 2013 campaign, the Minnesota Twins held discussions with the Los Angeles Angels involving Ervin Santana. Given the team’s interest a year ago, there has been speculation that the Twins would once again pursue Santana, who is now a free agent. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN added coal to that fire yesterday, reporting the...
Johan Santana hasn’t pitched since 2012, but several teams, including the Minnesota Twins have inquired about Santana’s medical records.
As reported by Craig Calcaterra of NBCSports.com, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune said that the Twins are “one of several teams” interested in Santana’s medical records. According to Santana’s agent, he is throwing from...
The Minnesota Twins are very interested in signing free agent righthander Bronson Arroyo. They have already called and spoken with the veteran starter according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, but they yet to make a formal offer for Arroyo.
There appears to be mutual interest from both sides in getting something done as Arroyo has a history and good relationship...
This offseason, the Minnesota Twins are looking to improve their pitching rotation. They have shown interest in Ervin Santana, but are unlikely to sign him due to the high price it will take to land him. The Twins are looking at other options who will be less expensive and are showing preliminary interest in them.
The Twins are showing preliminary interest in right-handed pitchers...
Could the New York Mets’ desperate need for starting pitching lead them back to Mike Pelfrey?
Seriously. Should GM Sandy Alderson decided there’s not much in the free-agent market, and with the Twins moving faster than the Mets regarding Bronson Arroyo, there are probably worse ideas than re-signing Pelfrey.
Pelfrey, released by the Twins, made $4 million last year, so whatever...
I want to start by saying goodbye to my sweet little puppy Carmel. She had to be put down this morning, and I’ll miss her terribly. Don’t feel too bad though, we got 15+ great years out of her, and it was her time. So long, buddy.
Now, on to some links.
The SB Nation winter meetings are fairly awesome.
Speaking of baseball, how is Byron Buxton doing in Arizona?
Oh, uh oh. How...
Good morning. Let’s find some links.
Joe Mauer won the Silver Slugger award.
This is nice. Kevin Ware returned to the court last night.
1980 was the year of the manager. Or, at least, it was the year managers were drafted.