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Minnesota Twins slugger Josh Willingham was scratched from the lineup on Monday night because of an illness.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said Willingham likely would be available later in the game if needed to pinch hit, but he wanted to give his outfielder a chance to recover. Willingham leads the Twins with five home runs.
Second baseman Alexi Casilla also missed the game with a sore shoulder. Jamey Carroll started for Casilla after being bumped from the starting shortstop job by Brian Dozier, who was called up from Triple-A to make his big league debut against the Los Angeles Angels.
Scott Diamond also joined the Twins on Monday after being called up to replace struggling starter Liam Hendriks. The lefty will start on Tuesday against Dan Haren.
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There weren't many highlights for the Minnesota Twins on their recent road trip, which turned out to be a trip to forget.
The Twins' six-game West Coast swing culminated with a 5-2 loss Sunday to the Seattle Mariners, who took the three-game series from Minnesota after the Twins won the series opener Friday. With Sunday's loss, the Twins finished just 1-5 on the road...
Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks is heading back to the minors.
Minnesota optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Rochester after Sunday's game to make room for Scott Diamond on the 25-man roster. It was announced Saturday that Diamond, a left-hander, would be recalled prior to Monday's game at Target Field.
Hendriks started the year on the Twins' Opening Day roster and was...
MINNEAPOLIS Twins shortstop Brian Dozier played well enough in spring training to perhaps warrant a shot at the majors out of camp. Still, he said before spring was over that he expected to start the year in the minor leagues.
That's exactly how it played out. But when Dozier was assigned to Triple-A Rochester to start the season, he used that as motivation instead of getting...
Believe it or not, the 1991 World Series champion Minnesota Twins got off to a slow start, too.
Not quite of the magnitude that the 2012 Twins have gotten off to Minnesota is now 7-20 after losing Sunday to the Seattle Mariners. But despite the end result in 1991, those Twins were also slow out of the gates.
And similarly to this year's Twins, the '91 squad was coming...
SEATTLE (AP) The slumping Minnesota Twins are calling up prized infield prospect Brian Dozier and left-hander Scott Diamond from the minors.
The team announced Sunday that the roster moves will be made on Monday. Dozier will take the spot of slugger Justin Morneau, who will placed on the disabled list with a sore right wrist. Minnesota will make a corresponding move Monday to clear...
MINNEAPOLIS Go ahead. Cue the punny headlines.You could go with "A Diamond in the rough." Or perhaps "A Diamond is forever." Maybe "Nothing sparkles like a Diamond" is more your speed.Whatever you choose to call Scott Diamond's 2012 debut with the Twins, make sure you call it one thing: impressive. For a team so desperately needing a strong outing...
Angels at Twins - Scott Diamond has been called up to face Haren. Good luck with that as Diamond is nothing spectular, but more of a filler. The trend is 81% of the betting public is taking the Angels money line.
TV's Take: Angels -175/ Bet $350 for an easy $200.
Braves at Cubs - I love Dempster in this game. He has been solid all year despite getting the lowest run production...
If Albert Pujols can continue emerging from his slump, the Los Angeles Angels might have a good chance for their longest win streak of the season.
The Angels will seek that fourth consecutive victory Tuesday night against the major league-worst Minnesota Twins.
Pujols hit his first home run since signing a 10-year, 240 million deal with Los Angeles (13-17) on Sunday, and the end...
Here is a look at the latest news and notes from around major league baseball to help you set your fantasy baseball lineup for week 6 (May 7 – May 13) of the 2012 fantasy baseball season.
6 games: KC, LAA, NYY, OAK, SEA, TB, TOR
7 games: BAL, BOS, CWS, DET, MIN, TEX
8 games: CLE
Brian Dozier will be the new starting shortstop for the Minnesota Twins...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Scott Diamond pitched a career-best seven scoreless innings in his season debut and Ryan Doumit hit a two-run homer, giving the Minnesota Twins a much-needed jolt in a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Diamond (1-0) struck out six, the most in any of his eight major league starts, and allowed only four hits. He's the first Twins starter...
It's a familiar site for the Twins.
Span is on first with one out and up to the plate is Twins' number three hitter Joe Mauer. The first pitch is a cheese ball right down the middle of the plate. Mauer aptly takes the pitch and proceeds to lightly brush the dirt around in the batters box. He's behind in the count right away at 0-1, no big deal. The next pitch...
M’s Finally Snap Skid
The Headline: the Seattle Mariners 1-hit the Minnesota Twins, and break their 7-game losing streak.
Seattle Mariners 7, Minnesota Twins 0
When: 10:10 ET, Friday, May 4, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Laz Diaz, 1B — Mike Everitt, 2B — Paul Schrieber, 3B — Tim Welke
1. The Win