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Minnesota Twins' Ervin Santana throws batting practice

Ervin Santana has taken the next step towards returning to the Twins rotation when he becomes eligible July 4. Santana, who was suspended 80 games for PED use back in April, threw a bullpen session with live hitters on Sunday, according to St. Paul Pioneer Press: Santana had a 42-pitch live batting practice session Sunday at extended spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., and will...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Thoughts

I haven't done a completely pointless post like this in quite some time.  Guess maybe I will now.-  So Jonathan Nwankwo, one of the Gopher hoops signees for next season, was let out of his letter of intent.  Here's my post from when he originally committed so I won't rehash all that, but this sucks.  There are all kinds of rumors to why, but they all agree on it being an academic...
Via Down with Goldy
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Milone proves too good for AAA

Trevor May looks like a much improved version of the player who made his Major League debut last season, Mike Pelfrey has been far better then his low expectations. This leaves Minnesota Twins lefty Tommy Milone without a spot in the team’s starting rotation. With Milone already looking like a possible odd man out, the impeding return of Ervin Santana in early July from a PED suspension...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twinkies never go stale, but will the Twins?

Going into the 2015 season, the American League Central looked to be the toughest in all of baseball and it has proven to be to this point with the AL East and West combining to win just 41% of their games against what for many years was the weakest division in baseball. In that division, prior to the season beginning, it seemed there were four teams with legitimate chances to win...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twinkies never go stale, but will the Twins?

Going into the 2015 season, the American League Central looked to be the toughest in all of baseball and it has proven to be to this point with the AL East and West combining to win just 41% of their games against what for many years was the weakest division in baseball. In that division, prior to the season beginning, it seemed there were four teams with legitimate chances to win...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins playing good baseball despite misfortunes

The Minnesota Twins are over .500 and woke up this morning tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the second wild card spot in the American League. Think about that for a second.  Who thought that would be possible this year?  Nobody.  And the sample size isn’t that small either. With 27 games under their belt, they are exactly one sixth of the way through their 2015 MLB schedule...
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A Sample Size Of What The Twins Might Be in 2015

Photo Credit: Keith Allison They say you can get an accurate read on well a team is after 30 games. Let’s cut that in half and let the judging begin after 15 on the Minnesota Twins. First we look at just straight forward results. All the Twins games have been against division foes. The AL Central was considered the toughest division in baseball by many entering the 2015 season...
Via Hot Stove MLB
April 24, 2015  |  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
April 15, 2015  |  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
April 13, 2015  |  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
April 11, 2015  |  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
April 05, 2015  |  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
April 05, 2015  |  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
April 04, 2015  |  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
April 04, 2015  |  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
April 04, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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