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Minnesota Twins: Time for a change in center field

Coming into the season, a big question facing the Minnesota Twins was who is going to start in center field? New manager Paul Molitor decided on Jordan Schafer to take the starting spot and Shane Robinson to get playing time as well. That left Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to be sent down to AAA to play for the Rochester Red Wings. In the Twins’ 14 games thus far, Schafer has started...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Messed Up on Aaron Hicks (Again)

Aaron Hicks was the Opening Day starter in center field for the Minnesota Twins in 2013 and his Major League career has been nothing short of a disaster since then as he is just a .201 career hitter. Minnesota messed up in their handling of Hicks, who made his Major League debut despite no Triple-A experience. The Boston Red Sox made the exact same mistake with Jackie Bradley Jr...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Roster Preview - Hitter guys

With the depressing but not terribly surprising news that the Twins sent all the interesting young people back down to the minors and kept a bunch of lame-o veterans on the big league roster, I suppose it's time to turn my thoughts to baseball.  Also, there's a 75% chance I hate the college basketball national champion (actually probably more like 98%) so I'm going to ignore that...
Via Down with Goldy
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Opening day roster starting to take shape

Early Saturday morning the Twins decided to option Aaron Hicks, Eddie Rosario and Trevor May down to their AAA affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. This not only has immediate impact to these three players, but it helps shape what the opening day roster will look like. The largest question the Twins were faced with coming into spring training was who is going to be their fifth starter...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

May, Hicks Among Twins Optioned to Minors

The Minnesota Twins got a bit closer to a final 25-man roster by optioning four player out of Major League camp this morning, most notably center fielder Aaron Hicks and starting pitcher Trevor May. Hicks and May were both assigned to Triple-A Rochester along with outfielder Eddie Rosario.  Relief pitcher Mark Hamburger was assigned to the team’s minor league camp. Hicks has started...
Via Baseball Essential
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Top CF Prospects Hicks, Bradley Jr. in Make-or-Break Year

Minnesota Twins center field prospect Aaron Hicks had a good season by many standards in 2012, batting .286 with 13 home runs over 129 games in Double-A. In another American League team’s farm system that same season, another young center fielder was having a strong season.  Red Sox prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. hit .271 in half a season of Double-A ball after getting called up...
Via Baseball Essential
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hicks’ Development Could Decide Two Positions For Twins

Photo Credit Keith Allison   Generally baseball managers like to build teams ‘up the middle’ with a catcher, middle infield, and centerfielder. For the Minnesota Twins, outside of second base, these positions have yet to be decided. Kurt Suzuki is a strong bet to be behind the dish. We know who we want at shortstop and centerfield, but the battle for those spots are heating...
Via Hot Stove MLB
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Greinke debuts, Cubs try for elusive 1st win

A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Wednesday: --- FIRST LOOK Dodgers star Zack Greinke makes his spring debut. He got an injection of a lubricating agent in his right elbow when camp opened. Greinke faces the Cubs. ANY DAY NOW The full-of-hope Chicago Cubs are the only team in the majors without a win this spring. At...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins mentorship program still alive with Hunter and Hicks

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) When the Minnesota Twins brought back Torii Hunter this season, that $10.5 million was earmarked for more than just a reliable power hitter and right fielder. They wanted a leader for this young, struggling team. They needed some energy in what many times in recent years had been a lifeless clubhouse. The unofficial outfield mentorship program that has existed...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins and Roster Change from Last Year

With the Gopher basketball season now essentially over and spring training getting started, I have begun starting to kind of think about baseball.  Usually when I think about baseball I think about the Twins, unfortunate as that is.  So to start, I'll take a look at the roster changes vs. last year, which you should have probably guessed because of the title of this post.ADDITIONS...
Via Down with Goldy
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Minnesota Twins

There are no fantasy stars here, unless you want to count the Twins' valuable trove of prospects. A handful of players from this team should be helpful in 2015, though. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: OF Torii Hunter, SP Ervin Santana Key...
Via Fox Sports
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Youth Movement Continues At Catcher

From 2005-2013 the Minnesota Twins had the best catcher in the American League, arguably in the Major Leagues. That argument would be going against a 6x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove winner, 5x Silver Slugger, and an MVP winner Joe Mauer. Then Mauer moved to first base for health reasons, in steps Kurt Suzuki. Suzuki managed to fill the void by being voted to the All-Star game with his...
Via Hot Stove MLB
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Twins fan throws back foul ball (Video / GIF)

Your browser does not support iframes.A young Minnesota Twins fan was given a foul ball and threw it back onto the field during Wednesday's game at Target Field.It happened in the top of the fifth as Twins left fielder Aaron Hicks caught the foul ball to end the inning. Hicks gave the foul ball to the young fan, who didn't understand that the ball was his to keep. The boy's mother...
Via Holdout Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins double up Diamondbacks, 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins double up Diamondbacks, 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1...
Via Fox Sports North
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins chase Chafin early in win over D-backs

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1) in...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins chase Chafin early in win over D-backs

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1) in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson sharp in Twins' 6-3 win over Diamondbacks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1)...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rally, top Tigers in ninth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rally, top Tigers in ninth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via Fox Sports North
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hicks showing Twins he belongs back in majors

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Hicks talked the talk when he rejoined the Twins early last week as a September call-up. He noted all the things he'd done in the minor leagues to fix his swing -- including working with Hall of Famer Rod Carew -- with the hope of having success in the major leagues. While one week is a very small sample size to draw from, Hicks has so far walked the walk in...
Via Fox Sports North
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #142: All the run support – Angels 14, Twins 4

A good old fashioned butt-whooping. That’s just what the Angels needed to inspire a little confidence in the offense. Also, they probably needed 14 runs just to be sure they had enough run support to actually win a C.J. Wilson start. Run Expectancy Rundown First off, that’s just way too many players in this game. I actually had to resize the chart just to fit everyone on. Howie...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Thursday: Milone to skip start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins left-hander Tommy Milone is dealing with what manager Ron Gardenhire called a dead arm, so Minnesota will skip Milone's next turn through the rotation. Milone was scheduled to pitch Sunday in the series finale against the Los Angeles Angels, but the hope is giving him one start off will help his sore arm. Sunday's starter has not officially been announced, but...
Via Fox Sports North
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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