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Hunter homers for Twins in win over Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit his first home run for Minnesota since 2007, helping Trevor May and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday. Hunter, who rejoined the Twins this year after five seasons with the Los Angeles Angels and two with Detroit, hit a three-run homer in the sixth off former Minnesota pitcher Anthony Swarzak for a 7-1 lead. Making his second start...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

House gives up 5 as Twins cruise over Indians 7-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit his first home run for Minnesota since 2007, helping Trevor May and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday. Hunter, who rejoined the Twins this year after five seasons with the Los Angeles Angels and two with Detroit, hit a three-run homer in the sixth off former Minnesota pitcher Anthony Swarzak for a 7-1 lead. Making his second start...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hunter homers for Twins in 7-2 win over Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Torii Hunter hit his first home run for Minnesota since 2007, helping Trevor May and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday. Hunter, who rejoined the Twins this year after five seasons with the Los Angeles Angels and two with Detroit, hit a three-run homer in the sixth off former Minnesota pitcher Anthony Swarzak for a 7-1 lead. Making his second start...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Stay Hot in 2015

Just like the end of the 2014 season, the Royals are hot yet again in the start of 2015. Since September 28, 2014, the Royals are 18-5 (Including postseason). During that span, they completed postseason series sweeps of the Halos and the O’s, were 90 feet away from tying up game 7 of the World Series against arguable one of the best postseason pitchers of any era in Madison Bumgarner...
Via i70baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB To Launch Investigation Into Rash of Stanozolol Positive Results

Commonly sold under the name Winstrol (oral) and Wonstrol Depot (intramuscular), Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid that began to be widely used in sports during the 80’s but which has actually been around since 1962. It was in fact the steroid that Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive on in 1988. As of 4/14, Jenrry Mejia of the Mets, Ervin Santana of the Twins...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Welcome Back A Groggy 10th Player

We’ve had some tough times us Mets fans. The road to 2015 has been fraught with heartache. We tell ourselves we’re used to it, we can handle it, but it hasn’t been easy. We take solace in whatever consolation may come our way. We’ve been more or less able to plan October events without compunction … no excuses for missing your cousin Marlena’s wedding to weird-eyebrow...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals at Minnesota Twins, April 13-16

The Kansas City Royals embark on their final home opener, this time for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins, of course, are the one team in the AL Central that nobody thinks can win. Losing Ervin Santana for the first 80 games to a suspension doesn’t help improve the perception either. Last year, the Royals went […]
Via Pine Tar Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: What to make of Ervin Santana’s suspension

This past offseason and spring training, the biggest story to come out of the Minnesota Twins organization was the signing of Torii Hunter back in December. That was until last Friday, when Ervin Santana claimed national headlines as well. Santana, who signed a four-year, $55 million deal with the Twins this offseason, has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a substance...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Opening day edition

Here is a recap of the last week on news for the Minnesota Twins. — Newly acquired pitcher Ervin Santana was suspended on Friday afternoon for a positive steroid test. He will forfeit approximately six million dollars as part of the unpaid suspension. He tested positive for Stanozolol, which first made it’s way onto the scene when Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Ringing in the New Season

With opening night just hours away, this was supposed to be one of the more joyous weekends for baseball fans. Yet, the few stories that broke Friday afternoon weren’t all that great. It’s not as if they could have waited to make the announcements, but here we sit again with more bad news than good. However, I promise to end on a happy note. No Discipline for Hamilton After...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins SP Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for PEDs

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, which is a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Friday. “We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Ervin Santana for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” the Twins said in a statement […]
Via Full Scale Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins need Mike Pelfrey to step up

Mike Pelfrey, welcome to the Minnesota Twins starting rotation…again. On Friday, Major League Baseball handed Twins’ starter Ervin Santana an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, thus opening a spot in the rotation for Pelfrey. While losing a strong No. 2 starter in Santana is a pretty big punch-to-the-gut for a team right on the brink of turning the corner...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins need Mike Pelfrey to step up

Mike Pelfrey, welcome to the Minnesota Twins starting rotation…again. On Friday, Major League Baseball handed Twins’ starter Ervin Santana an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, thus opening a spot in the rotation for Pelfrey. While losing a strong No. 2 starter in Santana is a pretty big punch-to-the-gut for a team right on the brink of turning the corner...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Royal Ervin Santana banned 80 games for positive drug test

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana, a former starter for the Kansas City Royals, was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Friday after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. In a statement released through the players' union, Santana said he was surprised by the news but does not plan to appeal. New to the Twins this...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Ervin Santana Suspended 80 Games By MLB For Positive PED Test

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. MLB announced the punishment Friday. This is the third penalty for a positive Stanozolol test reported by MLB in the last eight days...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Santana banned 80 games for positive drug test

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. MLB announced the punishment Friday. This is the third penalty for a positive Stanozolol test reported by MLB in the last eight days, following Seattle pitcher David Rollins and Atlanta pitcher...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for steroids, will lose over $6 million

Ervin Santana was suspended 80 games after testing positive for steroids, MLB announced Friday. Santana signed a four-year, $55 million deal with the Minnesota Twins over the offseason and was supposed to anchor the team’s pitching staff. Coming off a season where he posted a 3.91 ERA last season with the Braves, Santana may have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana Suspended 80 Games

Bad news for the Minnesota Twins. After giving Ervin Santana a 4 year contract worth $54 million this offseason, they have learned he will be suspended for the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for PEDs. View image | gettyimages.com The Twins signed Santana to help out a struggling pitching staff. Phil Hughes, Ricky Nolasco, Tommy Milone and Kyle Gibson...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB suspends Ervin Santana 80 games for PED use

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The MLB announced Friday that Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. The suspension of Santana will be effective for the first 80 games of the 2015 regular season. The Twins issued the following...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for PEDs

Right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana of the Minnesota Twins has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol, a steroid. Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 3, 2015 Santana, 32, signed a four-year, $55 million deal with Minnesota this past offseason...
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for PED use

A wild Friday just got a little crazier – Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol. Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 3, 2015 The 32-year old Santana signed a four year, $55 million contract with...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for PED use

A wild Friday just got a little crazier – Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol. Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 3, 2015   The 32-year old Santana signed a four year, $55 million contract...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Announce 25-Man Roster

The Minnesota Twins announced their 25-man roster on Thursday night after their game against the Boston Red Sox. They will carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players. Highlighting the final roster are newly acquired outfielder Torii Hunter, newly acquired pitcher Ervin Santana, and Minnesota Natives Glen Perkins and Joe Mauer. One of the last cuts was catcher Josmil Pinto, who was...
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins lose despite five scoreless innings from Santana

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Napoli had a two-run homer in a seven-run sixth, and the Boston Red Sox beat Minnesota 8-5 on Thursday night after Twins starter Ervin Santana turned in five scoreless innings of one-hit ball. Dustin Pedroia also drove in two runs for the Red Sox, and Pablo Sandoval had two hits and an RBI. Hanley Ramirez, a converted infielder now playing left field...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli homers, Santana sharp as Red Sox beat Twins 8-5

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Mike Napoli had a two-run homer in a seven-run sixth, and the Boston Red Sox beat Minnesota 8-5 on Thursday night after Twins starter Ervin Santana turned in five scoreless innings of one-hit ball. Dustin Pedroia also drove in two runs for the Red Sox, and Pablo Sandoval had two hits and an RBI. Hanley Ramirez, a converted infielder now playing left field for...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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