MLB News: Jason Bartlett retiring after 10 seasons

After playing 10 seasons at the big league level, infielder Jason Bartlett is retiring from baseball, according to Mike Beradino of the Pioneer Press.Bartlett was currently playing for the Minnesota Twins and was on the 15-day DL due to a sprained left ankle. He started on Thursday for Class-A Fort Myers and played two games of extended spring training, but decided to call it quits...
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Twins' Jason Bartlett begins rehab assignment

The Minnesota Twins enter a weekend series against the Kansas City Royals at 8-7, a half game behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. They received some promising news on the injury front, as utility infielder Jason Bartlett began a Minor League rehab assignment and could be ready to rejoin the Twins soon. As reported by Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, Bartlett...
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Bartlett will work on ankle, swing during assignment

Jason Bartlett will head Sunday to Fort Myers, Fla., on board with the plan to get him as many at-bats as he needs to get going at the plate. Bartlett is on the disabled list because of a sprained left ankle and will begin a rehabilitation stint while with Class A Fort Myers, but the Twins see it as a chance to sharpen his swing after the veteran shortstop went 4-for-43 in spring...
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Twins' outfield takes another hit as Bartlett goes on DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- Through six games of the season, Minnesota's outfielders have had a hard time staying healthy. Left fielder Josh Willingham was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday against Cleveland and left the game. Meanwhile, right fielder Oswaldo Arcia has been dealing with a wrist injury that sidelined him for the last two days. With few options, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins place Bartlett on DL with sprained ankle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed utility man Jason Bartlett on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle and recalled catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Some nice stories heading into the MLB season

I wrote about Jason Bartlett making the Twins the other day and one of my long-time readers thought I was being mean. Point taken. I am a bit of a stickler on baseball teams putting their best product forward for fans who pay big bucks to watch those games. For example, the artificial delay of a prospect's career to delay his service time clock is an egregious sin in baseball...
Via The Flagrant Fan
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Thanks, Twins, appreciate the timing

Yesterday, I wrote a piece about the Twins and how they were doing the right things for an organization that struggles to attract free agent talent. Not an hour after I published a fairly positive piece on the team, they went ahead and set the opening day roster. I mean, most of it was assumed. But there was one player that was not, and he stands out as a glaring exception. I can’t...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Not buying the Jason Bartlett chemistry angle

Jason Bartlett's comeback attempt after sitting out 2013 was a curiosity when Spring Training began. And when the NRI invite by the Minnesota Twins turned into a spring without any hits, the thought was the comeback attempt was doomed as much as Abreu's was with the Phillies. But despite a 3 for 36 spring, Bartlett has made the Twins!? This linked article describes the...
Via The Flagrant Fan
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins to bring Jason Bartlett to spring training

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with former starting shortstop Jason Bartlett on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. The Twins announced the deal on Wednesday among several other minor moves. Bartlett is one of 11 non-roster players who'll be in camp. The 34-year-old did not appear in the majors last season, but he was a regular for...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Bartlett rejoins Twins, could serve as utility infielder

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shortstop Jason Bartlett is re-joining theMinnesota Twins organization.Bartlett, who began his career with the Twins, signed aminor-league contract with Minnesota that includes an invitation to springtraining, the team announced Monday. The 34-year-old Bartlett did not play atall in 2013 due to an injury but spent the 2012 season with the San DiegoPadres.The Twins...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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