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Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of 4/5

Here is a wrap up of the last week of news for the Minnesota Twins. On Saturday, the Twins announced that Tommy Milone will be the fifth starting pitcher. The move means that Mike Pelfrey will begin the season in the bullpen. According to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com, Pelfrey wants to be traded as opposed to pitching out of the bullpen. It seems like Pelfrey has a legitimate gripe...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Escobar hits grand slam as Twins beat Orioles 10-9

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Wieters returned to catching exactly six months after Tommy John surgery and played six innings in the Baltimore Orioles' 10-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. No Minnesota baserunner tried to steal, and Wieters' only hard throw was a wide toss to first on Josmil Perez's roller. Wieters had played six games as a designated hitter. He was hitless...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer, Escobar lead Twins to win over Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each hit run-scoring doubles to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Right-hander Ervin Santana, signed this offseason to a four-year, $55 million contract, made his spring debut with the Twins, pitching two scoreless innings in front of a sellout crowd at refurbished Hammond Stadium. Orioles...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer, Escobar lead Twins over Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each hit run-scoring doubles to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Right-hander Ervin Santana, signed this offseason to a four-year, $55 million contract, made his spring debut with the Twins, pitching two scoreless innings in front of a sellout crowd at refurbished Hammond Stadium. Orioles...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Finding Production at the Bottom of the Order

In fantasy baseball, the 3,4,5 hitters of a teams lineup are the focus of fantasy drafts.  That is where the majority of home runs and runs batted in are generated.  Then focus shifts to the top of the order, and the speed guys who get on base, can steal second and rack up runs.  The bottom of the order is typically overlooked, but there are some decent players who fill out a...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Santana excited about move back to shortstop

MINNEAPOLIS -- Danny Santana insists that nothing surprised him during his rookie year with the Minnesota Twins in 2014. As a 23-year-old in his first big-league season, Santana batted .319 and stole 20 bases in 101 games. And he did most of that while playing out of position, shifting from shortstop to center field. Rarely, if ever, did he look overwhelmed. Perhaps the only time...
Via Fox Sports North
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Santana: Favorite To Win Minnesota Twins Shortstop Battle

It’s been a long time since the Minnesota Twins have had some stability and depth at shortstop, but that could be changing with Minnesota Twins manager, Paul Molitor, who is declaring a battle for the starting spot between Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar, according to MLB.com. Santana, 23, showcased himself as one of the best rookies in the American League last season, as he...
Via Baseball Essential
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Expect Talks To Heat Up, Not Opposed To Using A Starter In Bullpen

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that talks between the Mets and other teams regarding a potential trade of one of their starting pitchers are expected to heat up soon. However, Puma adds the Mets are not opposed to using a starting pitcher in the bullpen should they fail to deal one of Dillon Gee, Jon Niese or Bartolo Colon. This is exactly what you would expect Sandy Alderson...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Would Swap SS Eduardo Escobar For Gee, Mets Not Interested

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Twins have interest in Dillon Gee or Bartolo Colon, but the Mets don’t like shortstop Eduardo Escobar who they were looking to swap. Sherman says the Twins will move on and a trade is now unlikely. Escobar batted .275 with 35 doubles, six home runs and 52 runs scored last season for the Twins in 465 plate appearances. He struck out...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers miss opportunity to clinch AL Central with 12-3 loss to Twins

DETROIT — Throughout a topsy-turvy first season as manager of the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus has been careful not to show any sign of panic — even when his team was stumbling through a terrible stretch in late May or struggling to keep pace in August. On Saturday night, with the AL Central still up for grabs after 161 games, Ausmus addressed reporters with an urgency in his...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Escobar sparks Twins in another surprising win in Detroit

During a season in which the Minnesota Twins have won just 70 games, several players have had career years offensively. Eduardo Escobar is one of them, and he put an exclamation point on his 2014 season. Escobar drove in a career-high six runs on four hits to spark Minnesota's offense as the Twins once again put up a crooked number against Detroit, topping the Tigers 12-3 on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports North
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rout Tigers, 12-3

DETROIT (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBI, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Detroit entered the night with a one-game lead over second-place Kansas City, but the Tigers fell short of clinching. Minnesota scored six runs in the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rout Tigers, 12-3

DETROIT (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBI, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Detroit entered the night with a one-game lead over second-place Kansas City, but the Tigers fell short of clinching. Minnesota scored six runs in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports North
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins tee off on Tigers again in 12-3 win

DETROIT (AP) Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Detroit entered the night with a one-game lead over second-place Kansas City, but the Tigers fell short of clinching. Minnesota scored six runs in the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins tee off on Tigers again in 12-3 win

DETROIT (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Detroit entered the night with a one-game lead over second-place Kansas City, but the Tigers fell short of clinching. Minnesota scored six runs in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: Twins make Chattanooga new Double-A affiliate

MINNEAPOLIS -- After 20 years, the Minnesota Twins officially ended their partnership with Double-A affiliate New Britain. The team announced Wednesday that the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League will become the Twins' new Double-A affiliate after signing a four-year player development agreement. The Lookouts recently served as the Double-A club for the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Fox Sports North
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Eduardo Escobar, Oswaldo Arcia

Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar injured his right shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Escobar had to leave the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Meanwhile, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to miss a couple more days, but should be able to return by Friday after tweaking his back in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rout White Sox, 11-4

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas homered for the second consecutive night and Eduardo Nunez had four hits as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Wednesday. The Twins broke loose for five runs in the fifth inning to break a 3-all tie and set up Trevor May (1-4) for his first major league win. Vargas' RBI single and Eduardo Escobar's two-run triple did the bulk of...
Via Fox Sports North
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rout White Sox, 11-4

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas homered for the second consecutive night and Eduardo Nunez had four hits as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Wednesday. The Twins broke loose for five runs in the fifth inning to break a 3-all tie and set up Trevor May (1-4) for his first major league win. Vargas' RBI single and Eduardo Escobar's two-run triple did the bulk of...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Late home run stings Twins in 2-1 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July. The Royals had been shut down all night by Ricky Nolasco, who scattered three hits over seven innings. But after going quietly in the eighth, the AL Central leaders managed to break...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Late home run stings Twins in 2-1 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July. The Royals had been shut down all night by Ricky Nolasco, who scattered three hits over seven innings. But after going quietly in the eighth, the AL Central leaders managed to break...
Via Fox Sports North
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins have highest-scoring team in majors in August after 20-6 romp

MINNEAPOLIS -- An apologetic Terry Ryan spoke prior to Friday's game, speaking about the improvement needed as the Minnesota Twins finish off a fourth-straight dismal season which could force further changes to the organization. Minnesota's general manager nearly pleaded for his team to show signs of life over the season's final weeks. The offense has had plenty of life in August...
Via Fox Sports North
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rout Tigers, 20-6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar got a career-high five hits, including a homer and a triple, and the Minnesota Twins batted around twice in a 20-6 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The 20 runs are the most in a major league game this season. Danny Santana had a homer and four RBI and Oswaldo Arcia and Trevor Plouffe also homered for the Twins, who scored six runs in...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Escobar, Twins bat around twice, pound Tigers 20-6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Eduardo Escobar got a career-high five hits, including a homer and a triple, and the Minnesota Twins batted around twice in a 20-6 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The 20 runs are the most in a major league game this season. Danny Santana had a homer and four RBIs and Oswaldo Arcia and Trevor Plouffe also homered for the Twins, who scored six runs in...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Escobar, Twins bat around twice, pound Tigers 20-6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar got a career-high five hits, including a homer and a triple, and the Minnesota Twins batted around twice in a 20-6 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The 20 runs are the most in a major league game this season. Danny Santana had a homer and four RBIs and Oswaldo Arcia and Trevor Plouffe also homered for the Twins, who scored six runs in...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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