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MLB Injury News:
Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was hoping that his sore right wrist would feel better during batting practice on Wednesday. It didn't. MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports that Arcia has been placed on the DL, retroactive to Saturday, while fellow outfielder Josh Willingham is progressing better and should be able to avoid a stint, as assistant GM Rob Antony told Bollinger before the game:"Willingham is still sore, but it doesn't have that biting pain, so he's heading in the right direction," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said before Wednesday's game. "Arcia took a full round of BP and still feels it, so I think there's a good chance we put him on the DL."Darin Mastroianni was called up to replace Arcia, while Jason Kubel and Chris Herrmann made outfield starts with both Willingham and Arcia out of the lineup. Willingham was struck on the hand by a Justin Masterson fastball on Sunday, as reported by our own Raymond Bureau. X-rays were negative and so the veteran is just waiting for the swelling and soreness to subside before he gets back in the lineup.Mastroianni can play center field, having made 394 starts there in the minors and another 8 in his relatively brief major-league career. Chris Colabello, who is off to a hot start, also made his first start in right field earlier this week, giving the Twins a variety of options to rotate on the corners and potentially give regular center-fielder Aaron Hicks a rest.
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While the Minnesota Twins still struggle to see a record above .500, designated hitter and first baseman Chris Colabello has been nothing but determined to help the team reach that goal and a possible chance at postseason.
At 30 years old, Colabello was not within immediate eyesight for any Major League roster following school. Graduating from Assumption College in 2005...
MINNEAPOLIS -- By bench-clearing standards, what took place Wednesday between Minnesota and Oakland was relatively tame. But by the Twins' standards, the scuffle along the first base line during Minnesota's 7-4 loss was a bit out of character.
It all started when Twins closer Glen Perkins struck out Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson for the final out of the 10th inning...
MINNEAPOLIS -- For most players, a demotion during spring training is a disappointment.
Not for Darin Mastroianni. He welcomed it.
The Twins outfielder was reassigned to minor-league camp on March 16, two weeks before the end of camp. He went down to Fort Myers hoping to win a spot on the 25-man roster as the fourth outfielder. But as he continued to work his way back from an ankle...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Major League Baseball's new replay system is still in its infancy stages just one week into the 2014 season. The Minnesota Twins -- and particularly, catcher Kurt Suzuki -- should already be fans of it after benefitting from replays three times in Wednesday's 7-4 extra-innings loss to Oakland.
Suzuki was involved in all three replays that took place at Target...
In retrospect, Darin Mastroianni said Thursday, getting sent to the minors last month was the best thing that happened to him this spring.
“If you’re not playing a lot, you can’t really simulate game conditions, and my ankle wasn’t getting better,” the Twins outfielder said after arriving from Class AAA Rochester, called up for injured Oswaldo Arcia. “Going to Rochester...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed right fielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right wrist.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were hopeful that left fielder Josh Willingham could avoid the disabled list after getting hit in the hand with a pitch on Sunday.
But Willingham wasn't making the progress he'd hoped after taking swings in the cage, so he will indeed be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hand contusion, assistant general manager Rob Antony said Friday...
Yesterday, Glen Perkins struck out the A’s Josh Donaldson, and started yelling some stuff. Who knows what was yelled, but it irked Donaldson, and he started to saunter over to Perkins. The Twins rushed to come between Donaldson and Perkins, the A’s spilled out of their dugout, there was posturing and warnings were given out. Ultimately, this will be a story that is forgotten...
No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome.
Today's Matchup: Bruce Chen vs. Trevor Plouffe
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Manager Ron Gardenhire will miss Minnesota's games on Friday and Saturday against Kansas City to attend Saturday's funeral of Michael Hirschbeck in Ohio.
Minnesota's injured outfielders are attempting to get back on the field, but neither left fielder Josh Willingham nor right fielder Oswaldo Arcia were in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.
Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back from another blown save by new closer Jim Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Wednesday.
Chris Colabello decided to stay in Minnesota after drawing lucrative offers from Korean teams following his major league debut with the Twins last season.
The Twins' offensive woes against the Oakland A's continued in a 6-1 loss and series sweep Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins expect to put left fielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.