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MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins added outfield depth Saturday, claiming outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from Detroit.
Thomas, 28, has spent parts of three seasons with the Tigers. He appeared in three games this season but did not have an at-bat before he was designated for assignment on Thursday. Thomas played a career-high 102 games in 2009 and batted .240 with 39 RBIs and seven homers in 275 at-bats. He also saw time in 40 games during the 2008 season.
To make room for Thomas on the 40-man roster, the Twins placed right-hander Scott Baker on the 60-day disabled list. Baker is out for the season with an elbow injury that requires surgery, which has a rehab of at least six months.
Thomas will join the Twins prior to Sundays game against Texas. Hell wear No. 36, which up until this season was worn by closer Joe Nathan. Minnesota will need to make a roster move before they can add Thomas to the 25-man roster.
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Detroit Tigers starter Adam Wilk left Saturday's game against the White Sox after being hit in his pitching shoulder by a foul ball off the bat of teammate Prince Fielder while sitting in the dugout during the sixth inning.
The Tigers said Wilk had a bruised left shoulder but is expected to make his next start.
Wilk was making his first major league start. He left with the...
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MINNEAPOLIS Twins right-hander Nick Blackburn left Saturday's game during the fifth inning against Texas with right posterior shoulder stiffness and is listed as day-to-day.Blackburn exited the game while facing David Murphy and the count at 2-1. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, pitching coach Rick Anderson and athletic trainer Dave Pruemer all went to the pitcher's mound,...
A very strange incident occured Friday in Chicago as Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera noticed that the batter's boxes were out of position during his first at-bat and convinced the home plate umpire that they needed to be redrawn.
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Cabrera showed that the batter's box did not seem to be aligned with home plate, as his...
An MRI test on Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn's shoulder has revealed no damage, and the Twins expect him to make his next start.
Blackburn felt a cramp in the back of the shoulder Saturday against the Texas Rangers, and he left in the sixth inning. General manager Terry Ryan said Sunday that Blackburn was ''a little bit stiff'' but otherwise fine.
Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn is set to rejoin the Twins' starting rotation Tuesday night.
Blackburn felt a cramp in the back of his right shoulder April 14 against Texas. He threw a 52-pitch bullpen session Sunday.
Blackburn said he didn't feel any discomfort while throwing and doesn't foresee any lingering issues.
Boston right-hander Josh Beckett is the scheduled...
MINNEAPOLIS Arms extended, feet off the ground and a smile on his face. That's how Kent Hrbek will forever be remembered the bronze version of him, at least.
The Minnesota Twins unveiled Hrbek's statue before Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers. It is located outside of Gate 14, which also bears Hrbek's number. As Hrbek, a Bloomington, Minn., native, said...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gerald Laird homered among his three hits to back a strong outing by Rick Porcello and lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the White Sox on Sunday, snapping Chicago's four-game winning streak.
Porcello (1-0) was sharp against an aggressive Chicago lineup. He allowed five hits, struck out four and didn't issue a walk in 7 2-3 innings.
The Twins rallied for wins in back-to-back games against the Angels. It was fun to watch their bats come alive. It also was a reminder that the Twins are likely to fall behind in many games this season.
Minnesota already has lost Scott Baker for the season with an elbow issue, and what's left of the starting rotation isn't exactly filled with aces.
It could be another difficult...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Brandon Inge was activated from the DL and Adam Wilk was called up to make his first Major League start.
The Detroit-Chicago White Sox game was delayed for several minutes in the first inning Friday after Tigers' star Miguel Cabrera complained that the batter's box wasn't the right shape or size.
Before he faced a pitch with two outs in the first inning, Cabrera's back leg was out of the box, and he said something to home plate umpire Adrian Johnson. After a conference...
Over the weekend the Detroit Tigers welcomed in the Tampa Bay Rays, who were coming off a sweep of the New York Yankees, to Comerica Park. With plenty of strong pitching, this series was bound to be good.
In game one of the series, Rick Porcello took the mound against highly touted prospect Matt Moore. Porcello and Matt Moore would go pitch for pitch with each other. Going into...
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(DETROIT, MI) Former Duluth Huskies left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly broke into the big leagues Wednesday by tossing four good innings as the starting pitcher in the Detroit Tigers 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Early trouble elevated Smyly’s pitch count, which forced him from the game after just four innings. However, how the 22-year old handled that...
Justin Verlander has pitched well in each of his first two starts, though he doesn't have a win to show for those efforts.
He hasn't had much trouble earning victories against the Kansas City Royals.
Verlander looks to continue his mastery of the Royals when the Detroit Tigers visit Kauffman Stadium in the opener of a three-game series Monday night.
The reigning AL Cy...