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Twins' Graham goes on DL day after 1st major league win, Boyer activated

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games due to right elbow inflammation. Graham gave up...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Graham goes on DL day after 1st major league win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games due to right elbow inflammation. Graham gave...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins activate reliever Blaine Boyer, place J.R. Graham on DL

The Minnesota Twins on Wednesday activated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the roster, reliever J.R. Graham was put on the DL due to right shoulder inflammation Boyer, in his first year with Minnesota after signing as a free agent in the offseason, had missed the last 15 games due to right elbow inflammation. The right-hander is 2-4 with one save...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins fall to David Price in his Toronto debut

David Price took the mound this afternoon for the first time in a Toronto Blue Jays uniform, and it unfortunately came against the Minnesota Twins. Some players have trouble adjusting to their new team after being traded, but that certainly was not an issue for Price in his Toronto debut. He has already faced the Twins twice this year, allowing only two runs in 16 innings and earning...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins give up game-winning run in ninth, fall 3-2 to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to start the ninth after Ervin Santana had nearly shut Kansas City down in his return from a drug suspension....
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins give up game-winning run in ninth, fall 3-2 to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to start the ninth after Ervin Santana had nearly shut Kansas City down in his return from a drug suspension....
Via Fox Sports North
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals earn split with Twins on Hosmer's walk-off double

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to start the ninth after Ervin Santana had nearly shut Kansas City down in his return from a drug suspension. Twins...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals salvage split with Twins with 3-2 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Cain drew a leadoff walk against Twins reliever Blaine Boyer (2-4) to start the ninth after Ervin Santana had nearly shut Kansas City down in his return from a drug suspension. Twins...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at Reds

A shaky bullpen has contributed to a recent rough stretch for the Minnesota Twins. For the Cincinnati Reds, the lack of offense was the culprit in a lost week in New York. The two teams set out to regroup starting Monday night in Cincinnati in this three-game interleague series. Minnesota (40-35) is still in second in the AL Central, 5 1/2 games behind Kansas City, but has dropped...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins-Reds Preview

A shaky bullpen has contributed to a recent rough stretch for the Minnesota Twins. For the Cincinnati Reds, the lack of offense was the culprit in a lost week in New York. The two teams set out to regroup starting Monday night in Cincinnati in this three-game interleague series. Minnesota (40-35) is still in second in the AL Central, 5 1/2 games behind Kansas City, but has dropped...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dozier's RBI triple lifts Twins in 3-2 win over Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Brian Dozier drove in the tiebreaking run with a triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday. Blaine Boyer pitched a perfect ninth for his first save, giving major league leader Glen Perkins a break after the All-Star closer gave up a go-ahead, two-run homer to Chris Colabello the night before. Kyle Gibson...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins bounce back, edge Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Dozier drove in the tiebreaking run with a triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday. Blaine Boyer pitched a perfect ninth for his first save, giving major league leader Glen Perkins a break after the All-Star closer gave up the go-ahead, two-run homer to Chris Colabello the night before. Kyle Gibson...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report, Week 8: It’s Time for the Perk-ulator

Any god fearing Jersey-ian grew up with the song of this week's title track.  It was bred into our systems much like the IOU sweatshirt craze during the same time frame. It's catchy, is easy to sing, sounds like some sorta bubbles being blown somewhere, and there's some booty shaking.  Bubbles and booty, what could be better?  Another "B" obviously.  Bullpens!  I am turning...
Via Razzball
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blaine Boyer: Signing paying off for Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins took a flier on journeyman relief pitcher Blaine Boyer this offseason and signed him to a minor league contract. Nobody thought much of the move when it was first made and the odds of Boyer breaking camp with the Twins still didn’t seem likely, but today it has become a signing that has really helped the Minnesota bullpen succeed. Boyer has made getting batters...
Via Baseball Essential
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Shuck has go-ahead hit in 8th, gives White Sox 1st win

CHICAGO (AP) Pinch-hitter J.B. Shuck had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning Saturday to give the Chicago White Sox their first win of the season, 5-4 over the Minnesota Twins. Shuck lined a 1-1 pitch from reliever Blaine Boyer (0-1) with two outs, scoring Alexei Ramirez. Conor Gillaspie was thrown out at the plate as he tried to score from second. Former Yankees closer David...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox sneak past Twins in eighth

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pinch-hitter J.B. Shuck had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning Saturday to give the Chicago White Sox their first win of the season, 5-4 over the Minnesota Twins. Shuck lined a 1-1 pitch from reliever Blaine Boyer (0-1) with two outs, scoring Alexei Ramirez. Conor Gillaspie was thrown out at the plate as he tried to score from second. Former Yankees closer...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins add righty reliever Boyer to 40-man roster

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have added right-hander Blaine Boyer to their 40-man roster, saving a spot for him in their bullpen for the regular season. The move was made Monday, before the Twins played the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game. The 33-year-old Boyer has pitched in parts of eight major league seasons with five teams, most recently for San Diego. Boyer...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins add reliever Blaine Boyer to 40-man roster

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Minnesota Twins have added right-hander Blaine Boyer to their 40-man roster, saving a spot for him in their bullpen for the regular season. The move was made Monday, before the Twins played the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game. The 33-year-old Boyer has pitched in parts of eight major league seasons with five teams, most recently for San Diego. Boyer...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB News: 01/07/15 Moves and Signings

In the MLB Market today, a total of 7 transactions took place from the D-Backs, Twins, Braves and Padres. But, before that, veteran middle infielder John McDonald has officially retired after 16-year Major League seasons. McDonald, 40, said in September that the 2014 season with the Angels could be his last. “I didn’t think I’d get a day in the big leagues, let alone...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 135 (LAD vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (64-71) were defeated rather handily in the final game of their three game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-60) by a score of 7-1, denying the Friars a sweep. Eric Stults (6-15, 4.56) was not horrible...
Via Padres Public
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 130 (MIL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, trying to wipe the memory from your mind of True Detective losing out on all of those Emmy Awards to Breaking Bad.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (60-70) were blasted 10-1 by the Milwaukee Brewers (73-58) last night.  Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63...
Via Padres Public
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 105: The Kind Of Game That Engenders Little Hope

The most depressing thing about last night’s 3-1 loss to the Padres? 1) Losing to a (now) 47-59 team coming off a rest and regroup day when the Brewers had already lost? 2) 0-6 with runners in scoring position against Tyson Ross, Blaine Boyer, Kevin Quackenbush and Joaquin Benoit? 3) Allen Craig wearing the collar – again – and dropping his average to .238 for the season while...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Erlin Placed on 15-Day DL; Boyer Called Up

The San Diego Padres have placed LHP Robbie Erlin onto the 15-day DL due to elbow soreness. As such, the team has called up RHP Blaine Boyer from Triple-A El Paso. The move was announced Thursday afternoon amid rumors that another Padre player was about to go onto the DL. Erlin, one of three left handed pitchers on the Padres staff, struggled early on this season. In his first attempt...
Via Friarhood
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Report: Padres Cut Roster to 32 Players

With opening day only 5 days away, the Padres have inched closer to finalizing their official 25-man roster by cutting another handful of players from major-league camp. The largest cuts in the Spring roster came this past weekend with 10 players being moved between Sunday and Monday morning. The cuts included LHP Patrick Schuster (The Padres Rule V draft pick from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Friarhood
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Invite 18 Non-Roster Players to Major League Spring Training

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced that they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 18 players.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. The list of non-roster invitees includes eight right-handed pitchers, two catchers, five infielders and three outfielders.  Three of the invitees, Blaine Boyer, Alberto Gonzalez...
Via Friarhood
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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