TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins waive pitchers Tommy Milone, Casey Fien

According to a report from Mike Berardino of TwinCities.com, the Minnesota Twins have placed pitchers Tommy Milone and Casey Fien on waivers.  With the club off to a disappointing start behind the second worst record in all of baseball at 8-20, the Twins have elected to shake up their roster with plenty of season left to play. Entering Thursday, the Twins ranked 22nd in the league...
Via Today's Knuckleball
6 hours ago

Circumstance forged Plouffe's bond with mom

Trevor Plouffe was a freshman in high school when he heard the life-changing news. His mother, Diane, had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Via Twins.com
17 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Drubbed by Astros

Minnesota Twins squared by the Houston Astros Doubled up? No. Tripled? No. Squared! Final score 16-4 (4²=16) Astros over the Minnesota Twins last night. It was the worst loss of the Twins’ dreadful season. Minnesota is now 8-20 with the defeat. It would take a miraculous turnaround to salvage the season at this point. In […] Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Drubbed by Astros - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
19 hours ago

Decision to use bullpen early doesn't pay off

Phil Hughes clearly didn't have it on Wednesday, so Paul Molitor made the decision to go to pull him early. But the bullpen didn't fare any better, as the Astros hit four relievers hard en route to the Twins' 16-4 loss.
Via Twins.com
1 day ago

Hughes chased after two innings, Twins routed by Astros

HOUSTON -- Jason Castro homered and drove in four runs, and Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa both homered and knocked in three as the Houston Astros won consecutive games for the first time this season with a 16-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.The Astros built a 6-0 lead after two innings and didn't let up in setting a season high for runs. Altuve hit his fifth...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Graham called up for short stint with Twins

J.R. Graham joined the Twins on Wednesday, giving the club another arm in the bullpen after Alex Meyer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester following his start on Tuesday.
Via Twins.com
1 day ago

Minnesota's Misuse of Meyer

Photo Credit: Troy Taormina- USA Today SportsOne start...That's all Minnesota wanted to see from Alex Meyer before he was returned to Rochester. After making his first start at the big league level, the Twins decided that Meyer's performance wasn't good enough for a team floundering at 11 games under .500.If you are reading this article and a frequent visitor to Twins Daily, you...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Twins Pitcher Jose Berrios Should Be Fun to Watch

Jose Berrios has a 6.75 ERA. His FIP is 5.63. He’s walked 16% of the batters he’s faced this season. He’s averaging more than 20 pitches per inning, and in two starts he has completed just 9.1 innings. He also has three good, major league-quality pitches with the potential for a fourth. He’s struck out more than 30% of the batters he’s faced. He could win Rookie of the...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Game Grades in Loss for Meyer and Twins

The Minnesota Twins lose 6-4 in Houston Alex Meyer made his first career start for the Minnesota Twins last night against the Astros. Unfortunately, things did not go well for him or ultimately, the team. The Twins are now 8-19 after the loss. Meyer was solid through his first two innings but fell apart in the […] Minnesota Twins Game Grades in Loss for Meyer and Twins - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins: Time to shake things up with Plouffe’s return?

With Plouffe set to return, should the Minnesota Twins shake up the lineup? On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins are scheduled to get third baseman Trevor Plouffe back and not a moment too soon as the team has continued to struggle with its offensive consistency. Prior to going on the DL, Plouffe was hitting .302 with […] Minnesota Twins: Time to shake things up with Plouffe’s return...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 days ago

Berrios earns first win as Twins beat Keuchel, Astros 6-2

HOUSTON -- Jose Berrios (1-1) gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings in his second major league start, and the Minnesota Twins snapped Dallas Keuchel's 17-game home winning streak with a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros.Keuchel (2-4) allowed five runs on five hits with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings and struggled with his command for the third time this season, walking five. The...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Joe Mauer the answer for the Minnesota Twins?

The Minnesota Twins finished the month of April dead last in the division and had the franchise’s second-worst start in history. It is safe to say there is not an abundance of optimism in Minneapolis. However, one man seems to have figured out how to get back in the conversation for one of Major League Baseball’s best hitters. Joe Mauer is off to a start worth talking about with...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of May 1

The Minnesota Twins are finishing the month of April with a 7-17 record, the only team in the division to not have a winning record. One bright side is last year the Texas Rangers started the season with a 7-14 record, and still made the playoffs thanks to the new wild card system. Still, it will be an uphill climb for the Twins over the course of the rest of the season. The Twins...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The return of Joe Mauer

Over the last couple years, Twins fans and baseball fans alike have repeatedly asked the same question: Can Joe Mauer ever return to being an elite hitter? After a concussion during the 2013 season, the Twins organization made the decision that Mauer's time behind the plate was over and moved him over to first base. To make things worse, it appeared his bat had been left behind...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Glen Perkins caught giving the middle finger in dugout (vid)

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins may be on the disabled list as he nurses a strained throwing shoulder, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in the dugout supporting his teammates … or possibly giving one of them the middle finger? The Twins on Tuesday called up highly touted starting pitching prospect Jose Berrios to make his first start in the big leagues in a tilt against...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor May Be Worth Watching

We continue to find ourselves very much within the “it’s too early to care about this statistic” period of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Does your favorite player have a good WAR? How’s that young starter’s ERA? These are some examples of questions you probably shouldn’t be asking after 25 days. The data isn’t really more or less relevant than any other 20...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Picking Berrios: Top Prospect Debuts for Twins Tonight

This hasn’t been a particularly fun season for Twins fans. Not only do they have an abysmal 7-14 record, but their young players — who are supposed to usher in a new era of Twins baseball — haven’t been performing. Top prospect Byron Buxton has been all sorts of terrible, minor-league performer Max Kepler hasn’t been much better, and Miguel Sano has underwhelmed (with...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fan is devastated after losing his popcorn while chasing a foul ball

A fan sitting behind home plate for Tuesday's Indians-Twins game suffered the heartbreaking loss of a potential foul ball and his box of popcorn, and was understandably crushed. When Brian Dozier fouled a ball off behind him, this guy launched out of his seat and rushed over to try and catch it, but he walked away with nothing. This is why you always bring a glove.
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins place starting pitchers Santana, Gibson on 15-day DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins' rotation will be without two of its top starters as the team placed right-handers Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson on the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.Santana had been considered day to day after he was scratched from his last start with a sore back. Santana is listed with a lower back strain. Gibson...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins road performance must improve

Oswaldo Arcia’s shot into the right field seats on Monday proves one fact about the 2016 Minnesota Twins baseball season. The team can win at home, and they are doing so in late-inning pressure. However, the team is 6-14 and is already eight games back of the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox. The Twins 5-4 record at home would suggest a solid start in the month...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins hold ‘A Special Tribute to Prince’ at Monday’s game

The Minnesota Twins organization on Monday held "A Special Tribute to Prince" at Target Field throughout Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Tonight we will pay tribute to the late Minnesota icon, Prince. Fans, wear your purple! https://t.co/4HfJo52CnF pic.twitter.com/XlPFMmTl9f — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 25, 2016 Rest in Purple, #Prince. pic.twitter.com...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins batters use Prince classics as walk-up music

The Minnesota Twins will return home to Target Field Monday, and the team is paying tribute to Minnesota music legend Prince in their own way by changing each batter's walk-up music. Eduardo Nunez - 1999Brian Dozier - Purple RainJoe Mauer - 7Miguel Sano - Kiss Byung Ho Park - UptownOswaldo Arcia - I Would Die 4 UEduardo Escobar - Little Red CorvetteKurt Suzuki - The Most Beautiful...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heisley's homer ends 16 inning Nats-Twins game

Bryce Harper got the day off for the Washington Nationals… until the bottom of the ninth inning. Trailing 4-3, Nationals manager Dusty Baker (obviously) had Harper pinch-hit, and to the surprise of no one, Harper came through with a game-tying homer (and MLB-leading ninth homer): Harper was then replaced by Chris Heisey on defense for the top of the 10th inning, leaving the...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins honor Prince by turning Target Field purple

The world just lost an all-time icon. But the state of Minnesota just lost a beloved hometown hero. Entertainer extraordinaire Prince, who was born and raised in Minneapolis and was considered probably the preeminent figure in the Minnesota musical canon, tragically passed away at the age of 57 at his home on Thursday. Fittingly, the Minnesota Twins posted the following tribute...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins fix outfield wall with duct tape

During Monday night’s Brewers-Twins game at Target Field, a pad on the left field wall came loose. A Twins grounds crew member then raced out to the outfield and fixed the wall in the most appropriate way – by using duct tape. I love how amused Twins left fielder Oswaldo Arcia was by the whole turn of events. I don’t think that’s what he expected to see during a Monday...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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