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Links of the Day 6/28/14

Welcome back to the show. Here are some links. It sucks so bad that a fun team like the Pirates is wasted on Pittsburgh.  Mike Trout hit a home run yesterday.  Can’t wait for Jm Souhan to spin this negatively.  SCOREBOARD MLB Chicago 5, Toronto 4 - Jose Dariel Abreu is on pace for 150 homers this season Texas 5, Minnesota 4 - The Twins made a hard charge late in the game,...
Via The Rhino and Compass
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Note, the Twins have recalled Eduardo Nunez

Before the game, Sam Fuld was placed on the concussion DL. That means Oswaldo Aricia, Josh Willingham, Aaron Hicks and now Fuld are injured. Alex Presley and Darin Mastroianni were climbed on waivers by other organizations. This means that Chris Herrmann, originally a catcher, is playing right, Jason Kubel, thought to be a DH, is playing left, and Eduardo Escobar, short stop, is...
Via The Rhino and Compass
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins claim Double-A outfielder Wilson

The Minnesota Twins claimed minor-league outfielder Kenny Wilson on waivers from Toronto on Thursday, the team announced. Wilson, 24, was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays when Toronto acquired Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Twins earlier this week. He's been playing with Double-A New Hampshire to start the 2014 season and hitting .210 with one homer and eight...
Via Fox Sports North
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Twins continue OF shuffle with Fuld

Sam Fuld is the newest member of the Minnesota Twins, and he joins his new club on the same day Minnesota is facing one of his old clubs. Fuld was claimed by the Twins on Sunday after the Oakland Athletics placed him on waivers. Minnesota made room for him on the roster by designating outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment. Mastroianni was claimed Tuesday by Toronto, the same...
Via Fox Sports North
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim Twins' Mastroianni off waivers

Darin Mastroianni is heading back to Toronto. The Blue Jays claimed Mastroianni off waivers from Minnesota, the Twins announced Tuesday. Minnesota initially designated Mastroianni for assignment on Sunday when they acquired Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland. Mastroianni, 28, began his professional career with the Blue Jays when they drafted him in the 16th round in 2007. He made...
Via Fox Sports North
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins news: Sam Fuld claimed off waivers from Oakland

The Minnesota Twins claimed Sam Fuld off waives after the outfielder was designated for assignment with the Oakland Athletics. Fuld has played 7 games so far this spring and hasn't been as productive as the A's had hoped for. To make room for Fuld, the Twins then designated outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment with the Rochester Red Wings.Sam Fuld, designated for assignment...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins notes: Mastroianni feeling good after stint in minors

In retrospect, Darin Mastroianni said Thursday, getting sent to the minors last month was the best thing that happened to him this spring. “If you’re not playing a lot, you can’t really simulate game conditions, and my ankle wasn’t getting better,” the Twins outfielder said after arriving from Class AAA Rochester, called up for injured Oswaldo Arcia. “Going to Rochester...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Thursday: Mastroianni grateful for return to big leagues

MINNEAPOLIS -- For most players, a demotion during spring training is a disappointment. Not for Darin Mastroianni. He welcomed it. The Twins outfielder was reassigned to minor-league camp on March 16, two weeks before the end of camp. He went down to Fort Myers hoping to win a spot on the 25-man roster as the fourth outfielder. But as he continued to work his way back from an ankle...
Via Fox Sports North
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins: Darin Mastroianni returns to big leagues feeling 'back to normal'

Darin Mastroianni is back in Minnesota and back on top of the Twins' lineup. The speedy outfielder will lead off and play right field in Thursday's series finale against the Oakland Athletics at Target Field. Mastroianni was called up from Triple-A Rochester to replace Oswaldo Arcia, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a troublesome wrist injury. That means...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins put Oswaldo Arcia on disabled list with wrist injury

Oswaldo Arcia injured his wrist Friday and tried to convince the Twins he could play through the pain before finally admitting this afternoon that he couldn’t, so Minnesota placed the 23-year-old outfielder on the disabled list. Darin Mastroianni, who was dropped from the 40-man roster last year, will be re-added to the roster and called up from Triple-A to take Arcia’s spot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins reassign OF Darin Mastroianni

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When the Minnesota Twins reassigned Darin Mastroianni to minor league camp on Sunday morning, they did so with an eye on their future as well as the outfielder's past. Mastroianni, a 28-year-old acquired by the Twins after he was waived by the Toronto Blue Jays in February 2012, played just 30 games last season because of two ankle surgeries. Mastroianni hit...
Via Fox Sports North
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins trim roster down to 40

The Minnesota Twins reduced their roster to 40 players Sunday by optioning three players to Triple-A Rochester and sending five others to minor-league camp. Left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson, catcher Eric Fryer and infielder Danny Santana were optioned while left-hander Sean Gilmartin, outfielders Darin Mastroianni and Jermaine Mitchell and infielders James Beresford and Brandon Waring...
Via Fox Sports North
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Friday: Minnesota's manager irked by mounting strikeout totals

MINNEAPOLIS -- The strikeout totals for Minnesota's batters have been alarming. The Twins already set a club record for the most strikeouts in a season, and that number continues to grow. In Friday's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay, it was the strikeouts Minnesota's hitters simply sat and watched that bothered manager Ron Gardenhire. The Twins struck out 11 times against the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Friday: Minnesota's manager irked by mounting strikeout totals

MINNEAPOLIS -- The strikeout totals for Minnesota's batters have been alarming. The Twins already set a club record for the most strikeouts in a season, and that number continues to grow. In Friday's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay, it was the strikeouts Minnesota's hitters simply sat and watched that bothered manager Ron Gardenhire. The Twins struck out 11 times against the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins seek sweep in Houston

Sweeps for the Minnesota Twins have been few and far between this season, but they've come a little easier against the Houston Astros. The Twins will try to close out an impressive offensive series with another win in Houston on Wednesday. Minnesota (61-76) opened the set with a 10-6 win Monday, tying a season high with four homers including a ninth-inning grand slam courtesy...
Via Fox Sports North
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss
NO PANTS ON THE GROUND

Twins OF breaks belt, gets one from bullpen

Your browser does not support iframes. Minnesota Twins left fielder Darin Mastroianni broke his belt with a leaping catch, but was conveniently able to swap it out with a teammate in the bullpen, during Tuesday night's game in Houston. It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning as Astros batter Jose Altuve hit a hard fly ball to left. Mastroianni was able to track it down...
Via Holdout Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins beat Astros 9-6 in 12 innings

Clete Thomas scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 12th inning and Darin Mastroianni added a two-run double, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on Tuesday night. Thomas reached on a fielder's choice and went to third on Josmil Pinto's double. Kevin Chapman (0-1) then uncorked a wild pitch with pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit at the plate. Mastroianni...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins wardrobe malfunction averted through quick change

Minnesota Twins left fielder Darin Mastroianni helped out his starting pitcher Tuesday by making a diving catch against Houston. Then a Twins reliever had to return the favor by giving Mastroianni a helping hand -- and a belt. Mastroianni dove to make a catch on a Jose Altuve fly ball to left field for the first out of the fourth inning. There was a problem, though: as Mastroianni...
Via Fox Sports North
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins wardrobe malfunction averted through quick change

Minnesota Twins left fielder Darin Mastroianni helped out his starting pitcher Tuesday by making a diving catch against Houston. Then a Twins reliever had to return the favor by giving Mastroianni a helping hand. Mastroianni dove to make a catch on a Jose Altuve fly ball to left field for the first out of the fourth inning. There was a problem, though: as Mastroianni dove and hit...
Via Fox Sports North
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The 2013 MLB All Long Name Team

Former closer and noted short-namer, John Smoltz, has taken it upon himself to compile a lineup featuring baseball’s longest names at each position. Saltalamacchia currently has the distinction of owning the longest name in baseball history (14 letters) and anchors a lineup featuring all-star Paul Goldschmidt as pretty much the only good player out of the bunch (apologies to Adeiny...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' young injured outfield on their way back

The Twins got a little closer to receiving some help in the outfield on Friday, as it was announced that Darin Mastroianni and Wilkin Ramirez will take another step on the road to recovering from their respective injuries. Despite rainout Mastroianni rehab clock started Saturday, runs thru 8/15. Wilkin starts today, runs thru 8/17 — Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) July 30,...
Via MLB Injury News
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Thursday: Minnesota's skid continues to swell

Even during last year's dismal 96-loss season, the Minnesota Twins never had a skid quite like this. Following Thursday's 7-6 loss at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, the Twins have now lost a season-high nine games in a row. Minnesota's longest losing streak last season was just six games. The Twins are now approaching their longest skid in 2011 11 games during the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Thursday: Minnesota's skid continues to swell

Even during last year's dismal 96-loss season, the Minnesota Twins never had a skid quite like this. Following Thursday's 7-6 loss at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, the Twins have now lost a season-high nine games in a row. Minnesota's longest losing streak last season was just six games. The Twins are now approaching their longest skid in 2011 11 games during the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Gardenhire tweaks Minnesota's lineup

The Minnesota Twins are rolling out a unique lineup Tuesday, already their 13th different batting order of the young season. Infielder Eduardo Escobar is in the leadoff spot for Tuesday's game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The Twins used Aaron Hicks in the leadoff spot for the first week and a half before slotting Brian Dozier into that spot. Dozier had been...
Via Fox Sports North
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Gardenhire tweaks Minnesota's lineup

The Minnesota Twins are rolling out a unique lineup Tuesday, already their 13th different batting order of the young season. Infielder Eduardo Escobar is in the leadoff spot for Tuesday's game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The Twins used Aaron Hicks in the leadoff spot for the first week and a half before slotting Brian Dozier into that spot. Dozier had been...
Via Fox Sports North
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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