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Twins 2014 positional preview: Relief pitching

This is the second in a nine-part series previewing each position for the Minnesota Twins leading up to Opening Day. The second preview examines the Twins' bullpen, one of the strong suits of last year's club. PROJECTED RELIEVERS RHP Jared Burton (2-9, 3.82 ERA, 61 K, 22 BB in 66 innings in 2013) RHP Anthony Swarzak (3-2, 2.91 ERA, 69 K, 22 BB in 96 IP) RHP Casey Fien (5...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' tight-knit bullpen hopes to stay strong with less usage

With the repeated struggles of the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers last year, the team's bullpen resorted to gallows humor. Better laugh about it then gripe and grouse, right? "It became a running joke that we started stretching in the third inning," relief pitcher Casey Fien said. As Fien spoke, starting pitcher Vance Worley smiled while seemingly wincing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' tight-knit bullpen hopes to stay strong with less usage

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With the repeated struggles of the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers last year, the team's bullpen resorted to gallows humor. Better laugh about it then gripe and grouse, right? "It became a running joke that we started stretching in the third inning," relief pitcher Casey Fien said. As Fien spoke, starting pitcher Vance Worley smiled while...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Identifying 2013′s Most Unhittable Pitches

When I looked at this toward the end of August, a lot of baseball had happened. Enough baseball that I felt it worthwhile to take a look at this. Since that point, the rest of baseball happened, so now that we have season closure, it seems like it’s time for a second and final update. We can now officially answer the question: which individual pitch was the most unhittable during...
Via Fangraphs
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Journeyman Casey Fien has found a home with Twins

After Twins reliever Casey Fien induced an inning-ending groundout Saturday against Houston, he walked off the mound toward Minnesota's dugout. Before leaving the field, though, Fien pounded his glove with his fist -- twice -- and shouted "Let's go!" as the Target Field faithful cheered on. This emotion is something not often seen from the Twins' bullpen, but...
Via Fox Sports North
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Journeyman Casey Fien has found a home with Twins

After Twins reliever Casey Fien induced an inning-ending groundout Saturday against Houston, he walked off the mound toward Minnesota's dugout. Before leaving the field, though, Fien pounded his glove with his fist -- twice -- and shouted "Let's go!" as the Target Field faithful cheered on. This emotion is something not often seen from the Twins' bullpen, but...
Via Fox Sports North
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins 3, Indians 2

Joe Mauer's two-out RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over Cleveland on Friday, after an error by Indians first baseman Nick Swisher set up the winning run. Four Twins relievers struck out six over 3 1-3 hitless innings, including Casey Fien (2-2) in the eighth and All-Star Glen Perkins in the ninth for his 22nd save in 24 tries. Trevor...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Joba Chamberlain, Glen Perkins, Casey Fien, Etc.

Photo Courtesy of Steven Robles George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the San Francisco Giants have sent scout Lee Elder to Target Field to watch reliever Joba Chamberlain. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle later tweeted that Elder was in Minnesota last night to scout the Twins bullpen, and not Chamberlain. Schulman posted in The Splash that a big prize...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Twins manager calls for southpaw, right-hander trots in from bullpen

Your browser does not support iframes.A pitching change didn't go so smoothly for Ron Gardenhire and the Twins Tuesday.Gardenhire walked out to the mound and called for southpaw Brian Duensing to enter the game. However, nobody in the Twins bullpen could quite see what Gardenhire motioned for, so they sent in right-hander Casey Fien, instead. Whoops!Fien gets all the way to the...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians 7, Twins 6(10)

Drew Stubbs' RBI double with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to their fifth straight victory, 7-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Casey Fien off the wall in left-center to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011. Mike Aviles started...
Via Fox Sports
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians beat Twins on Stubbs' RBI double in 10th

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Drew Stubbs' RBI double with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to their fifth straight victory, 7-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Casey Fien off the wall in left-center to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 2013.24: Twins at Tigers

Wow!! That bad omen rain made me sooooo nervous. The Detroit Tigers (13-10) wrap up their 9-game (less one postponed) home stand with three against the Minnesota Twins (11-10). The Tigers are coming off an exhilarating sweep of the Braves, while the Twins are coming off the AL equivalent, 2 convincing wins in a row over the Texas Rangers. You may recall that the Tigers began...
Via Tigers Weblog
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

AL Only: Find Some Relief

Pitching options in a mono-league are always difficult to come by. Everyone wants to have two closers and be competitive in saves, but if you do the math, there simply aren’t enough options to go around. The skill of identifying middle relievers who will consistently deliver zero’s in the ERA column and have the chance to get saves and wins is an important one. Grabbing a guy...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 2012.159: Tigers at Twins

Detroit Tigers, 85-73, 1st place, 2 up, magic number 3. Fister, then Smyly, then Verlander: the Tiger starters are on a roll, and this afternoon Anibal Sanchez takes the mound, following up one of the best Tiger starts of the season, to face the 1-9 Australian Liam Hendricks , who is the only Liam in MLB history, so he’s got that going for him. Not that there wasn’t any drama...
Via Tigers Weblog
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Twins Got a Wake Up Call, Now They Know How To Win

What’s up with the Minnesota Twins, they swept the Indians, beat the first place Chicago White Sox once in the last series and now have taken two in a row over the Boston Red Sox. Didn’t these guys on the Twins know things like this are not suppose to happen? The Twins taking two in a row over Boston is very impressive, it shows they do have the talent on the team to win in the...
Via USA Sports 360
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Recap: Sox offense disappears as Twins get the 5-0 win.

Take a couple small steps forward and a big demoralizing one back.  This time it's the trio of Samuel Deduno, Casey Fien, and Kendrick Glen Perkins holding the Red Sox to two hits all night in a 5-0 loss. Those two hits came from Adrian Gonzalez and they even had four walks from Deduno to work with but they couldn't even get a runner to third. The rookies Will Middlebrooks...
Via Ted's Army
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' bullpen comes undone vs. White Sox

For so long this season, Minnesota's bullpen has been one of the team's strong points. Despite being forced to throw the third-most innings in all of baseball, the Twins' relievers continued to get the job done.Not Tuesday night in Chicago, however. Four different relievers each gave up at least two runs out of the bullpen to spoil a quality start by Cole De Vries as...
Via Fox Sports North
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' bullpen comes undone vs. White Sox

For so long this season, Minnesota's bullpen has been one of the team's strong points. Despite being forced to throw the third-most innings in all of baseball, the Twins' relievers continued to get the job done.Not Tuesday night in Chicago, however. Four different relievers each gave up at least two runs out of the bullpen to spoil a quality start by Cole De Vries as...
Via Fox Sports North
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Dinkelman among latest Twins roster cuts

The Minnesota Twins made four more roster cuts Sunday and now have just two more roster decisions to make before Opening Day. Right-hander Casey Fien, catcher J.R. Towles, shortstop Brian Dozier and outfielder Brian Dinkelman were all reassigned to the Twins' minor league camp. With those moves, the Twins have 27 active players in camp. Dozier was an early possibility to make...
Via Fox Sports North
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins Sign Jason Bulger, Casey Fien, Aaron Bates

The Twins announced that they signed right-handers Jason Bulger and Casey Fien and infielder Aaron Bates to minor league deals that include invitations to Spring Training. They also announced minor league deals with Phil Dumatrait, Aaron Thompson, Jared Burton, Samuel Deduno, P.J. Walters, Daryl Thompson, Luis Perdomo, Brendan Wise, Matt Carson, Wilkin Ramirez, Sean...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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