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When the Twins promoted shortstop Pedro Florimon from Triple-A on Tuesday, it was less for his abilities than because of the struggles of another. Brian Dozier was slumping, bound for Rochester, and the team needed a replacement.That replacement was Florimon, a defensive specialist whom the team decided to get a closer look at in the final days before September call-ups. The expectations were hardly overwhelming for the young shortstop: play solid defense, earn some time, show us what you can do and why you should be here.In his Twins debut on Friday, Florimon performed as expected. His defense was solid and included a diving, over-the-shoulder catch in the seventh inning of the team's 5-3 loss. He was hitless, but the Twins saw a hint of what they expected.In Saturday's 3-2 loss to Seattle, though, Florimon made his performance of the night before an afterthought. His running catch in shallow left field in the eighth inning may have saved the Twins a run, but the real show ...
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When the Twins promoted shortstop Pedro Florimon from Triple-A on Tuesday, it was less for his abilities than because of the struggles of another. Brian Dozier was slumping, bound for Rochester, and the team needed a replacement.That replacement was Florimon, a defensive specialist whom the team decided to get a closer look at in the final days before September call-ups. The expectations...
With the Twins having been completely out of it since the second week of the season your thoughts end up turning to the future. Then, when you realize all those guys suck too, you dig a little deeper into the younger prospects. With that in mind, here are the first 10 guys I thought of to check on in the Twins' system. They might not be the top 10 guys, but they're...
The last time Twins catcher Ryan Doumit was behind the plate for a start by Samuel Deduno, Doumit talked about the uncertainty with which each of Deduno's pitches approaches the plate.
Deduno's curveball often ends up in the dirt before bouncing into the chest of the catcher. His fastball has good movement on it as well and darts any which way. As a result, Doumit just sets...
The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of outfielder Matt Carson from Triple-A Rochester prior to Friday's game in Seattle.
To make room for Carson on the 40-man roster, the Twins outrighted outfielder Rene Tosoni, who is currently playing for Double-A New Britain.
Minnesota made several roster moves Wednesday, including optioning pitchers Luis Perdomo and Jeff Manship...
After struggling earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics seem to have gotten back on track. Facing the Minnesota Twins could help them keep it going.
The Athletics look to win their fifth straight Monday night when they begin a three-game home series against the slumping Twins.
Oakland (65-55) starts the week a half-game back of the second AL wild-card spot after completing a...
When the Minnesota Twins took on the Seattle Mariners on Friday at Safeco Field, there were a few new faces in Minnesota's lineup.Shortstop Pedro Florimon and outfielder Matt Carson both made their Twins debuts in Minnesota's 5-3 loss to the Mariners. "A couple guys in the lineup for the first time. It was fun to see them out there," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire...
The Seattle Mariners have put together a nice stretch over the last month, bolstered by their strong play at home.
They'll go for their first three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins in 11 years Sunday.
After a 3-2 victory Saturday night, Seattle has won 14 of its last 21, including four straight and six of seven.
The majority of those victories have come at home, where the...
After the Minnesota Twins lost 99 games in 2011, it seemed unlikely that the club would approach 100 losses two years in a row.
But after this weekend's sweep at the hands of the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota is indeed in danger of losing 100 games in 2012. The Twins' 5-1 loss in Sunday's series finale dropped them to 50-70 on the season, 20 games under .500 for the first...
By ALAN FERGUSON,
STATS WriterWhile their teams' performances have largely been lackluster, the Seattle Mariners' Jason Vargas and the Minnesota Twins' Scott Diamond are enjoying fine seasons.The two will attempt to add to their team-best win totals when they face off Saturday night at Safeco Field.Vargas (13-8, 3.56 ERA) has never finished with a winning record over...
Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners
Friday August 17
Safeco Field - Seattle, WA
MIN: Nick Blackburn
SEA: Hisashi Iwakuma
Moneyline: Seattle -130, Minnesota +120
The Twins stumble into Seattle having won just one of their last 7 games. This team is the mirror opposite of the Mariners with a surprising middle of the pack attack...
Bill has been doing a tremendous series of Tweets on the fate of Denard Span, who injured his shoulder diving for a ball on August 12, and hasn’t played at all in the 7 days since. The Twins insist he’s day to day. Sayeth Bill:
Denard Span day-to-day; expected to miss the next 20-3,000 days #TwinsFaithHealerStaff
— Bill (@Bill_TPA) August 14, 2012