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Twins shut down closer Perkins for rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins' 2014 season is over. The Twins announced Friday that they're shutting down their All-Star closer for the final 10 games. Perkins was diagnosed with left forearm inflammation as well as secondary nerve irritation in his arm. It was noted by general manager Terry Ryan and team doctor John Steubs that there was no structural damage found in Perkins...
Via Fox Sports North
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins hot take from Ohio

Glen Perkins is on the shelf while getting his entire arm MRI’d. I’m not sure that is a verb. Anyway, the Twins find themselves without a closer for the remainder of the season, There has been some speculation as to who the Twins will use in that role for the remainder of the season. Michael Tonkin? Anthony Swarzak? Lester Oliiveros? Here’s my opinion. Are you ready? Here...
Via The Rhino and Compass
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals claim Twins’ Opening Day shortstop off waivers

t’s not often you see a team’s Opening Day shortstop get claimed off regular, non-revocable waivers in mid-September, but the Twins just lost Pedro Florimon to the Nationals on the waiver wire. Of course, Florimon lost Minnesota’s shortstop job in April and has spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he hit just .257 with a .717 OPS in 85 games.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Gibson bears down, Twins win first home series since July

Before you dive into that morning pot of coffee, the next sentence might be the only pick up you need. The Twins have won a series. Not only that, but one at home. Their 8-4 victory over Detroit on Wednesday allowed them to take two of three from the two-time defending AL Central champions, who saw their lead over Kansas City shrink to one-half game thanks to an in-game personality...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Eduardo Escobar, Oswaldo Arcia

Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar injured his right shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, reports Rhett Bollinger of Escobar had to leave the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Meanwhile, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to miss a couple more days, but should be able to return by Friday after tweaking his back...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco's strong effort saved by Twins' ninth-inning rally

Whatever was wrong with their Opening Day starter for most of the year, Ricky Nolasco seems to have fixed it. But now something is wrong with the Twins’ All-Star closer. Their former All-Star closer, too. Glen Perkins and Joe Nathan took turns blowing saves Tuesday, with the Twins getting the last chance to celebrate. Aaron Hicks, down to a 3-and-2 count and two outs, beat out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Vargas crushes homer, set to cash in

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas wore two necklaces as he talked with reporters following the Twins' crazy, 4-3 win over Detroit, a game in which he played a big role. He might be adding one more necklace to the collection. The Twins' designated hitter hit a home run Tuesday, Vargas' eighth home run in 43 major-league games with Minnesota. The 24-year-old slugger also hit...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Tommy Milone's MRI shows no structural damage

The Minnesota Twins fell to the Detroit Tigers on Monday by the score of 8-6. The loss dropped the Twins to 63-87 on the season, last in the American League Central. Although 6th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Twins have been derailed by a staff that is 28th in ERA at 4.82. There's some good news on the injury front, as an MRI on Tommy Milone revealed no structural...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Oswaldo Arcia exits with back tightness

Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was forced out of Monday night's game after tweaking his back on a swing, according to Rhett Bollinger of Arcia hurt himself when taking a big hack at a pitch in the sixth inning.Bollinger says that Arcia took a huge swing at a Max Scherzer fastball and instantly grabbed his back in pain, bringing the trainer and manager Ron...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Another losing season for Twins, but some glimpses of hope

MINNEAPOLIS -- With four more losses, the Minnesota Twins will be losers of 90 games for the fourth straight season. It's been a fall from grace for a team that won the American League Central division six times in a nine-year span. Yet while 2014 has been another lost season in the Twin Cities, this year's 90-plus losses have a different feel than what took place from 2011...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sometimes, there’s nobody to blame

The abrupt end to the Twins successful decade came in 2011. In the offseason between 2010 and 2011, they had one incredible misstep, trading JJ Hardy and replacing him with Tsuyoshi Nishioka. As bad as this was, it wasn’t the only reason the Twins started their slide to irrelevance. Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer, Denard Span, Scott Baker and Nishioka (who never had a chance to get...
Via The Rhino and Compass
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins can take some good things away from season

Brian Dozier – Photo Credit – Keith Allison Another year, and yet another fifth place finish in the AL Central for the Minnesota Twins. The once proud franchise is heading towards their third last-place finish in the past four years and it is a far cry from the team that made the postseason six times during a nine-year span from 2002-10′. The problem is, they have not been...
Via Hot Stove MLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are probably going to end 2014 with their best record since 2010, but given that they’re coming off three-straight 96-loss seasons, that’s not exactly a consolation. This once proud franchise has fallen onto rough times, and their 2014 season could be their most disappointing year considering the additions the club made in the offseason. Preseason Prediction: The...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

An idea that should have been brought up sooner

Otherwise move Mauer off first and commit to Pinto and Vargas at first and DH. That is also acceptable. — Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) September 10, 2014 I am linking to Brandon Warne’s tweet here to acknowledge the fact that I didn’t come up with this idea either. I think it’s tremendous though, and fully endorse it. The Twins should probably begin their turn around sooner...
Via The Rhino and Compass
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Danny Santana, Glen Perkins

The Minnesota Twins are hoping to get center fielder Danny Santana and closer Glen Perkins back in the next few days, reports Rhett Bollingerof / gettyimages.comSantana suffered a lower back strain while making a throw from center field in the second inning of Saturday’s game and was held out of the lineup on Sunday. Manager Ron Gardenhire said it was just...
Via MLB Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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