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CASEY FIEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Preview: Twins at Reds

A shaky bullpen has contributed to a recent rough stretch for the Minnesota Twins. For the Cincinnati Reds, the lack of offense was the culprit in a lost week in New York. The two teams set out to regroup starting Monday night in Cincinnati in this three-game interleague series. Minnesota (40-35) is still in second in the AL Central, 5 1/2 games behind Kansas City, but has dropped...
Via Associated Press
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins bring Fien back from DL, send Tonkin down

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have returned right-hander Casey Fien from his rehab assignment for a strained right shoulder and removed him from the disabled list. The move was made before the game Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays, and right-hander Michael Tonkin was sent to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Fien in the bullpen. Fien missed 25 games with his injury...
Via Associated Press
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Fien, Arcia set to begin rehab assignments

The Minnesota Twins are set to get two key players back by the end of the month as relief pitcher Casey Fien and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia are set to begin their minor league rehab assignments with Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A) this weekend.Fien went onto the disabled list at the end of April with a right shoulder strain and is expected to pitch today when the Red Wings take on...
Via Baseball Essential
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins put right-hander Casey Fien on DL, recall Tonkin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have put right-handed reliever Casey Fien on the disabled list because of a right shoulder strain. Fien was hurt in Wednesday's game against Detroit. He was 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA in nine appearances. Right-hander Michael Tonkin was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Rochester, where he was 0-1 with five saves and a 2.45 ERA in eight relief appearances.
Via Associated Press
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Healthy Perkins, impressive Fien leading strong Twins bullpen

A healthy Glen Perkins is a dominant Glen Perkins. The two time All-Star closer struggled in the second half of last season, posting a 4.84 ERA after the break before shutting himself down in mid-September with a forearm injury. Now healthy, Perkins is a perfect five-for-five in save appearances and is looking better than ever.  He has struck out eight batters while surrendering...
Via Baseball Essential
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Fien’s Twitchy Feeling, Baldelli’s New Gig, Pollock the Scout, more

Casey Fien has found his niche. Primarily fastball-curveball when he broke in with the Tigers, in 2009, the Twins reliever has since added a cutter and learned how to pitch. As he told me a few weeks ago, “Now I know what I can get away with and what I can’t.” Last summer, Fien didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball careers often start with winter grunt work

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most baseball players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce. Between baseball seasons there are no paychecks and bills don't stop for the winter. So they need to find jobs. Minnesota Twins reliever Casey Fien says he signed for $500 and a plane...
Via Associated Press
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins sign four players, avoid arbitration

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins signed four players to contracts Friday, avoiding arbitration with them. The team announced it has inked left-hander Tommy Milone, third baseman Trevor Plouffe, reliever Casey Fien and infielder Eduardo Nunez to one-year deals. Milone, who was acquired in a trade with Oakland during the 2014 season, is set to earn $2.775 million in 2015. Plouffe...
Via Fox Sports North
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' tight-knit bullpen hopes to stay strong with less usage

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With the repeated struggles of the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers last year, the team's bullpen resorted to gallows humor. Better laugh about it then gripe and grouse, right? "It became a running joke that we started stretching in the third inning," relief pitcher Casey Fien said. As Fien spoke, starting pitcher Vance Worley smiled while seemingly wincing...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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