Found March 31, 2014 on Fox Sports North:
With big contracts come big expectations, and Ricky Nolasco is no exception. Nolasco signed a four-year, $49 million deal with Minnesota this past winter, the biggest contract ever given to a free agent in Twins history. He was one of multiple pieces brought in with the hope of solidifying what had been a brutal starting rotation. It's only one game, but Nolasco's Twins debut didn't quite go as the right-hander hoped. Nolasco surrendered five runs in six innings of work -- including a pair of home runs by Alejandro De Aza -- as Minnesota lost the season opener 5-3 to the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. It's the Twins' sixth consecutive Opening Day loss. "A couple mistakes, and De Aza made us pay a couple times," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "But other than that, I thought our starter threw the ball pretty decent. A couple mistakes and they end up in the seats." Monday marked Nolasco's third career Opening Day start, and his...

Minnesota Twins: 2014 AL Central predictions

Aaron Hicks With the regular season just around the corner, many people are starting to predict who will win each division, the wild cards, and even the World Series. The Minnesota Twins are predicted to appear again at or near the bottom of the American League Central Division. In this article, I’ll give my own prediction as to how the AL Central Division will possibly look at...

Twins unveil Bloody Mary that has bacon cheeseburger garnish

The home opener for the Minnesota Twins is not until next Monday, but the team unveiled some of the more interesting new offerings that will be available for fans at Target Field during the 2014 MLB season. Among the many savory and fattening offerings, there is the Valentini’s Bucket of Meatballs at Frankie V’s, the […] The post Twins unveil Bloody Mary that features a Bacon...

Twins hope 2014 is the year the tide turns back to winning

It can only get better, right? After three straight seasons with 96-plus losses, the Minnesota Twins are hoping that 2014 is the start of a turnaround. Under manager Ron Gardenhire, the Twins grew accustomed to winning during the 2000s, taking home six American League Central titles since 2002. But Minnesota has gone through a drought that harkened back to the woeful teams of the...

Minnesota Twins’ Burger Bloody Mary Redefines Drinking And Eating

The Minnesota Twins are serving a Bigger, Better Burger Bloody Mary at Kent Hrbek's Pub in Target Field for 2014.

Twins’ Brian Duensing to go on paternity list

While some players spend their time in Spring Training working to get onto the Opening Day roster, one Minnesota Twins pitcher will not be on the roster for a very good reason. Brian Duensing’s wife will be induced as they expect the birth of their child and Duensing will fly to Omaha Sunday. He is expected to rejoin the club on Thursday. In the meantime, Mike Berardino of the...

Minnesota Twins: Batting a concern for regular season

Brian Dozier With Spring Training now done and the regular season upon us, many Major League players and fans are looking forward to the start of the regular season. For the Minnesota Twins, there are still some factors of concern, particularly when it comes to batting. Chris Colabello, Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia are among the players who have played a majority of Spring Training...

Jason Kubel sits, Chris Colabello plays on Opening Day

We have our first lineup of the season for you, Minnesota Twins fans, and it’s a bit of a talker. Facing Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale today at U.S. Cellular Field, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is going with the following: Brian Dozier 4 Kurt Suzuki 2 Joe Mauer 3 Josh Willingham 7 Chris Colabello DH Trevor Plouffe 5 Oswaldo Arcia 9 Aaron Hicks 8 Pedro Florimon...

Twins hoping replay glitch fixed before opener

CHICAGO (AP) -- A pair of blown fuses shut down the Minnesota Twins' replay system before Monday's season opener at U.S. Cellular Field, and manager Ron Gardenhire hoped it would be fixed by gametime. Technicians were working to solve the problem as the Twins prepared to play the Chicago White Sox. "How's that going to work out? I get to kick dirt again?" Gardenhire...

Series Preview: Minnesota Twins

The White Sox opened the 2014 season with a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.  Following the built in day off on Tuesday the Sox will finish out their series with games on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.  The Sox were 8-11 against Minnesota last year, proving that even a bad Twins team can give the White Sox fits.   Pitching Matchups When the season resumes on Wednesday...

Twins rumors: Scott Diamond accepts AAA assignment

He may not be wearing a Minnesota Twins jersey to start the season but the opportunity for Scott Diamond to improve and work his way back into the MLB isn't out of the question. Diamond accepted a AAA assignment with the Rochester Red Wings on Saturday and immediately hit the mound in an intrasquad game in Florida.Diamond had a rough start in his first year with the Twins. 2011...

Twins place Duensing on paternity leave

CHICAGO (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the paternity list and have recalled right-hander Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

Opening Day 2014 – Sox and Twinkies

Morning Kids Welcome to Opening Day 2014 at The Cell against the Minnesota Twins The blog this year is dedication was an easy choice – #14 Paul Konerko Chris Sale got the nod for the opening day duties in the office. Grab some bench and see you in the first **First Inning  **0 – 0 Twins - (ground out to 2nd)(pop out to first)(ground out to second) Sox – Eaton(single to center...

Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox: Opening Day Lineups for 2014

Two AL Central foes will face off against one another as the 2014 season gets underway. The Minnesota twins and Chicago White Sox will play against one another at 4:05 PM ET/3:05 PM CT. While expectations of both of these teams may be lowered to start the season, with the start of the season anything is possible. Monday’s Opening Day game will air on FSN and CSNChi. Minnesota...
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