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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's Chris Colabello awoke Tuesday morning to a flurry of congratulatory text messages on his phone. What he was being congratulated for, he wasn't quite sure.
That is, until he saw one text that read, "Congrats on the MVP."
Even then, Colabello was a bit stunned as the news didn't initially sink in. Finally, though, he learned that he had been named the International League's Most Valuable Player as well as the league's Rookie of the Year. Thought currently in the major leagues, Colabello had an impressive season with Triple-A Rochester. He batted .352 -- which is still tops in the league -- with 24 home runs and 76 RBI.
Those numbers are impressive on their own, but they're even more impressive when you look at where Colabello was just two short seasons before tearing up the International League. The 29-year-old Massachusetts native spent seven years playing independent ball in the Canadian-American Association. He finally...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS -- The record was going to be broken, whether the Minnesota Twins wanted it to happen or not. And with a Chris Colabello strikeout in the bottom of the fifth inning, a new mark was set.
Colabello's strikeout was the 1,122nd time a Minnesota batter was fanned this season, the most in a single season in Twins history. The old record of 1,121 strikeouts was set back...
The Minnesota Twins organization is always known as doing more with less. They played small ball and used the carpet at the old Metrodome to their advantage. Times have changed and they have moved outside to grass, how have their first picks looked for the last ten years?
Let’s take a peek.
2013 – With the 4th pick the Twins selected Kohl Stewart (can you see the Kohl’s...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins uber prospect Byron Buxton headlines seven of the organization's minor leaguers who will take part in the Arizona Fall League.
Buxton will be joined by pitchers Alex Meyer, Trevor May, A.J. Achter and Zach Jones, as well as infielders Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario.
The 19-year-old Buxton has climbed quickly up the prospect rankings this year, his first full...
Josh Willingham was claimed off trade waivers by at least one other team a major-league source told the Star Tribune on Wednesday giving the Twins until noon Friday to work out a trade or pull him back.
The source did not reveal which team has been awarded the waiver claim but only one team has the right to negotiate a trade for the 34-year-old slugger. If more than one team claimed...
As of yesterday, Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer told manager Ron Gardenhire that he was feeling better. However, the skipper told reporters that the team still doesn't have a timetable for Mauer's return, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
"We just have to wait and see," Gardenhire said.
"I don't have a timetable. He came in today and says...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Last time out against the Royals, Twins starter Kevin Correia lasted just two innings. The right-hander was knocked around on Aug. 5 in a rout at the hand of Kansas City in one of his shortest outings of the year.
Three weeks later, Correia was tasked with matching Royals starter James Shields for much of the game. He did just that, pitching seven scoreless innings...
With 31 games to go, the Minnesota Twins have already set a team record for strikeouts in a season.
Yes, the whole year for this team has been one big swing and a miss.
Salvador Perez homered twice for Kansas City, had four hits and sent a message to Twins starter Andrew Albers after a high-and-inside fastball, leading the Royals to an 8-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Earlier this afternoon, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that an unknown team had claimed outfielder Josh Willingham on waivers. Many speculated on who the team that claimed him was, but now we have a definitive answer as to who claimed Willingham.
The Baltimore Orioles are the team who claimed Willingham off waivers, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore...
Minnesota starter Kevin Correia was dominant through seven innings.
But the Twins bullpen struggled in the eighth and lost control of the game.
After Correia held Kansas City scoreless, the Royals scored five runs off relievers Jared Burton (2-8) and Caleb Thielbar in the eighth and beat the Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night.
Burton leads the Twins with 22 holds this season, but entered...
MINNEAPOLIS -- When fans start filing into Target Field on Tuesday night, his name will stretch across more backs than any other. A local Catholic priest used him as an example of a modern-day hero in a homily about sainthood Sunday. He remains a central draw despite what's looking more and more like his team's third consecutive losing season.
When it comes to endearment...
Kevin Correia will be on the bump tonight at Target Field for the Twins. This will be the veteran right-hander’s fifth battle with Kansas City this season. His work over the first four has definitely been less than stellar. Correia has posted a 7.08 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and a meager 4.0 K/9 against the Royals [...]