TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins call on Berrios in Los Angeles

With right-hander Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list because of finger blister issues, righty Kenta Maeda will start for the Dodgers against the Twins and Jose Berrios on Tuesday.
Via Twins.com
5 hours ago

Top 100 Prospects: Lewis is Twins' new No. 1

MLBPipeline.com's midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.
Via Twins.com
8 hours ago

Twins bolster starting rotation, acquire Jamie Garcia

The Minnesota Twins gave their starting rotation a much-needed upgrade on Monday when they acquired Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves. The trade has been close to happening for the better part of a week but nearly fell through, as well.Garcia is obviously the big name in this exchange. Nobody is kidding themselves into thinking the Garcia will be a front-line ace in Minnesota...
Via Sportsnaut
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins designate vet Breslow, recall Busenitz

The Twins designated Craig Breslow for assignment on Monday in a move that could conceivably end the career of the 36-year-old lefty reliever. Minnesota recalled righty Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester.
Via Twins.com
17 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Craig Breslow designated for assignment

The Minnesota Twins have designated Craig Breslow for assignment. Breslow was in the middle of what he hoped would be a career-reviving year. Minnesota Twins reliever Craig Breslow put in the work this past offseason to have a bounce back year in 2017. Unfortunately for him, it has not paid off the way he would have […] Minnesota Twins: Craig Breslow designated for assignment...
Via Puckett's Pond
19 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 24th, 2017

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 24th, 2017 Welcome to the July 24th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond. You’ll find the scores and a quick summary of every level of the Minnesota Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow […] Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 24th, 2017 - Puckett's Pond...
Via Puckett's Pond
22 hours ago

Twins Designate Craig Breslow For Assignment

The Twins have designated veteran left-hander Craig Breslow for assignment, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (Twitter link). Breslow signed a minor league deal with Minnesota last winter that ended up paying him $1.25MM in guaranteed money when he broke camp with the team after Spring Training.  After getting off to a good start in his first 21 outings, Breslow...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Anniversary Profile: Kirby Puckett

With the celebration of the Minnesota Twins’ 1987 World Championship this weekend, it’s high time to profile the players! This weekend, the Minnesota Twins will be honoring the 1987 World Series championship team. As we get ready for that weekend, we at Puckett’s Pond want to highlight some of the best players and moments from […] Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Anniversary...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Perkins Returns, Hurlbut Rolls

Photo Credit: Seth Stohs, Twins DailyInjuries can be devastating to the careers of players. Some of the best players in baseball history have seen their careers cut short because of surgeries and the injuries that caused them to go under the knife. It seems rare for players to be able to avoid the injury bug for their entire career. However, it can be a momentous occasion when a...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Report: Jaime Garcia trade could fall through

It was reported on Thursday that the Minnesota Twins had agreed to a trade to acquire Atlanta Braves starter Jaime Garcia. It’s a move the Twins wanted to make in order to remain in contention for a playoff spot.Unfortunately for the Twins, said trade might now fall through.“The trade appeared to be agreed to on Thursday night, but it’s still possible the trade could fall through...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins, Braves reportedly finalizing Jaime Garcia trade

The Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves are nearing a deal involving starting pitcher Jaime Garcia.Reports all Thursday have said the two sides were talking about such a trade, and now Twins beat writer Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press says the deal is close to being finalized. Garcia’s salary for 2017 is $12 million, and he has nearly $5 million left to be paid this season....
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Twins talking with Braves about Jaime Garcia trade

The Minnesota Twins are looking to upgrade their pitching rotation for baseball’s stretch drive and have reportedly checked in with the Atlanta Braves about Jaime Garcia. Chris Cotillo of SB Nation also noted that the Triple-A Gwinett Braves scratched Aaron Blair from Thursday’s start, signaling that a potential Garcia trade might be close. At 48-46, the Twins are only one-half...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon considering retirement after debut with Twins

Bartolo Colon has told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he is contemplating retirement following his debut with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.Colon, 44, took the loss in the Twins' 6-3 setback against the New York Yankees, going four innings and surrendering four earned runs on eight hits.The veteran pitcher is currently scheduled to start for the Twins against the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

After eight decade career, sportscaster Bob Wolff dead at the age of 96

You may not have heard of Bob Wolff, but you may know the games he called. A pioneering broadcaster, Wolff was behind the mic for Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, as well as the 1958 NFL Championship Game known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” which is credited for sparking the league’s popularity on TV. Wolff died Saturday at the age of 96 in South...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ reliever Pat Neshek is listed as a switch-hitter because he was one 19 years ago

Pat Neshek has never recorded an at-bat during a MLB game in his 11-year career, but he’s still listed as a switch-hitter. For The Win’s Ted Berg recently spoke to Neshek, the Phillies’ veteran reliever who made his second career All-Star appearance Tuesday, and found out why that’s the case: “I was (a switch-hitter), like, 19 years ago,” he said, referring to his high...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins reportedly eyeing Sonny Gray, Jose Quintana

Help may be on the way for a top-heavy Minnesota Twins rotation.Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports Tuesday that the Twins are interested in controllable starters such as Jose Quintana of the Chicago White Sox and Sonny Gray of the Oakland Athletics. Twins GM Thad Levine recently said that the team isn’t after rental pieces, but Gray is under club control through 2019 and Quintana...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins GM says they aren’t interested in rentals

The Minnesota Twins are right on the cusp of the AL Central lead, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to activate win-now mode.In an appearance Friday on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities’ “Mackey and Judd,” Twins general manager Thad Levine said that the team is lukewarm on the rental market and is instead seeking players for 2018 and beyond. The Twins are 44-41 on the year, currently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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