Twin thrillings: Sano, Buxton dazzle on D

It's a play that Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has practiced routinely throughout the season. At last, during an 8-1 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night, Sano got a chance to pull it off in game action.
10 hours ago

Banjo Hitter: Eddie Rosario, Reformed Hacker by Aaron Gleeman

After years of swinging at everything and frustrating everyone, Rosario may have had an epiphany.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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Colon, Twins burned by HRs in loss to Tribe

Danny Salazar continued his second-half resurgence, and Carlos Santana led a five-homer attack with a pair of blasts to power the Indians to an 8-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night in the opener of a key series between American League Central contenders.
12 hours ago

Santiago experiences setback, rehab on hold

Twins left-hander Hector Santiago has experienced another setback, just as he neared a possible return.
15 hours ago

Twins GM jokingly compares trading process to Tinder

The Minnesota Twins mostly kept a low profile at this year’s trade deadline, and GM Thad Levine has an interesting parallel for what the process is like.In a recent interview with Baseball Prospectus’ Aaron Gleeman, a joking Levine compared the trade procedure to the popular online dating app Tinder.“Most of it’s done through Tinder,” he said. “You don’t get off the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners have tried to trade for Ervin Santana multiple times

The non-waiver trade deadline may have already passed, but the Seattle Mariners are still pursuing upgrades on the waiver trade market.Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reported over the weekend that the Mariners have tried to trade for Minnesota Twins righty Ervin Santana “multiple times.” Divish does add however that trade talks between the two sides are currently “on hold”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dozier, Sano homer as Twins beat Tigers 6-4

DETROIT (AP) — Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano homered as the Minnesota Twins won in another topsy-turvy matchup, beating the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday for their seventh victory in eight games. Minnesota blew an early 4-0 lead before Byron Buxton hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning. A day earlier, the Twins trailed 5-0, rallied for an 11-6 lead then lost to the Tigers 12...
3 days ago

Tigers manager has no explanation for Castellanos’ blunder

Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos committed one of the worst blunders on the bases we’ve seen in a while, and not even his manager could defend him for it.Castellanos was on second base with one out and his Tigers trailing the Minnesota Twins 7-4 in the bottom of the 8th on Friday night. John Hicks drove a ball to deep right field that was hit far enough where Castellanos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Miguel Sano Hurt or Just Struggling?

We’re at a point in the season when you can reasonably split the data into two halves. In terms of reliability for batted-ball metrics, 50 balls in play is a good sample, and the majority of regular position players have produced that many since the first of July, more or less. If you look at exit velocity in two halves, Miguel Sano‘s name jumps off the list. In a bad way. But...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eduardo Escobar left stunned over ball girl's brilliant catch

The San Diego Padres are suffering through a rough season. But their ball girls are some of the most athletic in all of baseball. Just ask Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar.During the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game, Escobar lined a foul ball down the right field line. The ball girl popped up to make a leaping catch, drawing a stunned reaction from the Twins shortstop...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's 3B Matt Chapman makes circus catch to end inning

It’s been a busy day for Oakland Athletics 3B Matt Chapman. He hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to tie Oakland’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Then Chapman made an incredible catch with two outs in the tenth.Not only did he end the inning, but Chapman stuck the landing after his circus catch. This kind of catch can only happen in Oakland.The A’s have one of the...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Twins expected to be sellers at MLB trade deadline

The Minnesota Twins’ brass seems a tad confused about the direction of the team. Shortly after acquiring veteran starter Jaime Garcia earlier in the month, it was reported that the Twins were looking to move Garcia as well as fellow starter Ervin Santana. This comes after the team yielded a top-25 prospect to the Atlanta Braves for Garcia.Now comes this report from Chris Cotillo...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor’s future with Twins remains uncertain after season

Paul Molitor is presiding over a respectable turnaround for the Minnesota Twins this season after the organization bottomed out with 59-103 campaign in 2016. But the manager’s future nevertheless remains the definition of uncertain.The Twins (49-51), despite their many shortcomings, surprisingly remain on the fringes of playoff contention. Even with the relative success of the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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