Twins' Josh Willingham has small wrist fracture

The Minnesota Twins evened their season record to 6-6 with a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Kevin Correia allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings. Casey Fien got the win in relief and Glen Perkins notched his third save of the season. On the injury front, a CT scan revealed a small fracture in Josh Willingham's left wrist. He missed his sixth straight...
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Twins place Josh Willingham on 15-day disabled list

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals on Friday by the score of 10-1. The win improved the Twins to 4-6, two games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Kyle Gibson allowed only a run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings to get the win. The Twins got three hits from Trevor Plouffe and two hits each from Chris Colabello and Kurt Suzuki. On the injury...
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Twins Friday: Willingham sent to DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were hopeful that left fielder Josh Willingham could avoid the disabled list after getting hit in the hand with a pitch on Sunday. But Willingham wasn't making the progress he'd hoped after taking swings in the cage, so he will indeed be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hand contusion, assistant general manager Rob Antony said Friday...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Josh Willingham hit by pitch, hand X-rays negative

Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham took a 90-mph fastball from Cleveland's Justin Masterson in the top of the first inning of Sunday's game. Willingham ran the bases and finished the first inning but left the game afterward for X-rays. The St. Paul Pioneer Press's Mike Berardino, though, reported late Sunday afternoon that the X-rays were negative, meaning...
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Willingham hits first HR, Twins beat Red Sox 7-4

FORT MYERS, Fla.  -- Josh Willingham finally hit his first home run of the spring in Minnesota's exhibition finale, and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday. The game was called because of rain with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Mike Napoli went 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBI for the Red Sox. Jake Peavy, making his third Grapefruit League start...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Willingham poised for rebound season with Twins

Josh Willingham insists he is willing and able to serve as designated hitter for the Minnesota Twins, if that's what he's asked to do. But the veteran slugger much prefers playing left field rather to fidgeting on the bench in between at-bats. Especially now that his balky left knee has fully healed since arthroscopic surgery last July. ''I like playing left field...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Willingham remains a veteran of value to Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- No contract extension, no problem for Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham. The 35-year-old, entering his 11th big-league season, struggled with a knee injury last season, missing 51 games. He hit just .208 with 14 homers and 48 RBI. Willingham said he would like to finish his career in Minnesota and resolved to make his production in 2014 determine his...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Willingham would like to finish his career with the Twins

Despite being in Minnesota for two miserable losing seasons, it has been reported by Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press of that Josh Willingham would like to finish his career with the Twins. Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)According to Willingham’s agent, Matt Sosnick, a contract extension has “never been discussed” even though he has the second...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Willingham's hit streak ends; bullpen strong

Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham took a 15-game hitting streak into Sunday's series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays. But that streak came to an end Sunday as Willingham went 0-for-2 with a walk in Minnesota's 6-2 loss. The 15-game streak tied him with Kirby Puckett for the longest hitting streak by a Twin to start the season. Puckett accomplished the feat in...
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April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Willingham will bring power to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS - Josh Willingham had several options, but the free-agent outfielder felt he was most wanted in Minnesota. Despite offers from several teams, Willingham narrowed his choices to the Cincinnati Reds and the Twins. In the end, it was an easy choice, he said. "The one thing I can say about the Twins is they expressed interest from the time that they could have. I felt...
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December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

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