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Twins decline option on closer Capps

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins announced a handful of roster moves Wednesday, outrighting six players off the 40-man roster. Pitchers Jeff Manship, Luis Perdomo, Esmerling Vasquez, Kyle Waldrop and P.J. Walters and outfielder Matt Carson were all outrighted from the Twins' major league roster. The Twins also announced that they will not pick up the 6 million option on reliever...
Via Fox Sports North
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins decline option on closer Capps

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins announced a handful of roster moves Wednesday, outrighting six players off the 40-man roster. Pitchers Jeff Manship, Luis Perdomo, Esmerling Vasquez, Kyle Waldrop and P.J. Walters and outfielder Matt Carson were all outrighted from the Twins' major league roster. The Twins also announced that they will not pick up the 6 million option on reliever...
Via Fox Sports North
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' Vasquez looks to build off last win

The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins are done playing games that have any playoff implications. They'll both be done with the season following a three-game series that starts Monday night at Rogers Centre. After splitting a four-game set with the New York Yankees, who are tied with Baltimore for the AL East lead, the Blue Jays (70-89) are closing what's been a rough...
Via Fox Sports North
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins-Blue Jays Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins are done playing games that have any playoff implications. They'll both be done with the season following a three-game series that starts Monday night at Rogers Centre. After splitting a four-game set with the New York Yankees, who are tied with Baltimore for the AL East lead, the Blue Jays (70-89) are closing what's been a rough...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins 5, Yankees 4

MINNEAPOLIS - The nights are definitely getting cooler. But the race for the AL East title isn't cooling off at all. The New York Yankees remained 1 1/2 games up on Baltimore on Tuesday, failing to take advantage of an Orioles loss by falling 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins. The Twins, who are seemingly enjoying the spoiler role, rallied from a 3-1 hole with a big seventh inning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees Game 154 Lineup: 09/25/12

Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images The Yankees will send Phil Hughes to the mound tonight in the middle game against the Minnesota Twins. In his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, Hughes lasted only five innings, allowing four runs on four hits while striking out nine for the win. Right-hander Esmerling Vasquez (6-4, 6.75 ERA) is on the mound for Minnesota. New York Yankees...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Vasquez takes on Yankees looking for first win

The New York Yankees are on a roll, and their seemingly favorable schedule could eventually result in another AL East title. Phil Hughes is looking to continue his own strong stretch on the mound, and the offense may be of some help again. Hughes goes for a fourth straight winning start as the Yankees' bats look to continue their dominance of the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports North
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Pitching Matchups: Yankees vs. Twins

Tonight LHP Andy Pettitte (4-3, 2.97 ERA) vs. RHP Liam Hendriks (1-7, 5.88 ERA) 8:10 p.m., YES Network Tuesday RHP Phil Hughes (16-12, 4.05 ERA) vs. RHP Esmerling Vasquez (6-4, 6.75 ERA) 8:10 p.m., MY9 Wednesday LHP C.C. Sabathia (13-6, 3.47 ERA) vs. RHP Samuel Deduno (6-5, 4.54 ERA) 1:10 p.m., YES Network Follow me on twitter: @Colin_NYYU
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Vasquez, Twins aim for sweep of Indians

One bright spot during the Minnesota Twins' dismal season might be how well they've played against the Cleveland Indians. The Twins look to complete a three-game sweep with a sixth consecutive win over the Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field. The only team with a worse record than Minnesota (62-87) in the AL is Cleveland (61-88). That's in part because the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Deduno believes he can conquer his control issues

Sam Deduno is so close to becoming a regular major league starter he can taste it. So can the Minnesota Twins, who desperately need Deduno -- or Cole De Vries, or Esmerling Vasquez, or P.J. Walters -- to take the final step. Minnesota has only one pitcher locked into the 2013 rotation, rookie Scott Diamond, who became the ace of the 2012 staff with an 11-8 record and 3.69 ERA after...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins try to play spoiler vs. rival White Sox

By JEFF BARTL, STATS WriterThursday night's rainout could end up being a positive for the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox.After another tense matchup with the second-place Detroit Tigers was postponed, the White Sox will open a three-game set against the last-place Minnesota Twins with ace Chris Sale on the mound Friday night at Target Field.The White Sox's division...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox-Twins Preview

Thursday night's rainout could end up being a positive for the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox. After another tense matchup with the second-place Detroit Tigers was postponed, the White Sox will open a three-game set against the last-place Minnesota Twins with ace Chris Sale on the mound Friday night at Target Field. The White Sox's division lead was cut to one game...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins try to keep Indians down once again

By KATE HEDLIN, STATS WriterBefore their current series is over, the Cleveland Indians could find themselves tied for last place in the AL Central.On Sunday, the Indians play the third of four games against the current last-place club, the Minnesota Twins.Cleveland's miserable turn in the second half has been compounded by its struggles against Minnesota, which is only two games...
Via Fox Sports North
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

New arrivals set up six-man rotation for Twins

The Minnesota Twins committed themselves to finishing the season with a six-man rotation Sunday, sending Esmerling Vasquez out for his first major league start and moving Brian Duensing to the bullpen. P.J. Walters will take Duensing's spot it the rotation, starting Wednesday against the White Sox in Chicago. "We want to see these other guys pitch more than anything...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Despite loss, Gardenhire happy with Vasquez

Esmerling Vasquez has had a cup of coffee in the major leagues before, appearing in 31 total games with the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 2009-11 seasons. But it wasn't until Sunday in Kansas City that the Twins right-hander took the mound to start a game in the majors. Not only was Sunday the first career MLB start for Vasquez, but it was also his Minnesota Twins debut. Vasquez...
Via Fox Sports North
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Despite loss, Gardenhire happy with Vasquez

Esmerling Vasquez has had a cup of coffee in the major leagues before, appearing in 31 total games with the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 2009-11 seasons. But it wasn't until Sunday in Kansas City that the Twins right-hander took the mound to start a game in the majors. Not only was Sunday the first career MLB start for Vasquez, but it was also his Minnesota Twins debut. Vasquez...
Via Fox Sports North
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Vasquez makes Twins debut against Royals

As well as the Kansas City Royals have played over the last month, particularly against their own division, they can't seem to figure out the Minnesota Twins. The Royals will try to avoid a three-game sweep and an eighth loss in nine games to the Twins on Sunday. An 18-11 stretch between July 31 and Aug. 30 helped Kansas City climb out of the American League cellar and it was...
Via Fox Sports North
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins activate Walters from 60-day DL

The Minnesota Twins activated right-hander P.J. Walters from the 60-day disabled list. Walters went 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA in seven starts for the Twins before going on the disabled list June 14 with shoulder inflammation. He went 3-3 with a 4.01 ERA in 14 starts, including eight on a rehab assignment, with Triple-A Rochester. The Twins also purchased the contract of right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins activate RHP Walters, call up RHP Vasquez

The Minnesota Twins activated right-handed pitcher P.J. Walters from the disabled list and purchased the contract of right-hander Esmerling Vasquez from Class AAA, the club announced Saturday. Walters missed 70 games with right shoulder inflammation. He is 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA in seven starts. Vasquez went 9-6 with a 2.78 ERA in Class AAA and is expected to start for Minnesota on Sunday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins reinstate Walters off D.L.

As the month of September began and major league rosters expand, the Twins made a pair of roster moves Saturday. Minnesota reinstated starting pitcher P.J. Walters from the 60-day disabled list and also selected the contract of pitcher Esmerling Vasquez. Walters had a lengthy stint on the disabled list after enduring right shoulder inflammation in mid-June. The right-handed starter...
Via Fox Sports North
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Wheeler Tosses Gem As Bisons Split Doubleheader

The Bisons played two yesterday in Buffalo. In the first, Zack Wheeler tossed a gem, with the Bisons coming away with a 1-0 win. In the second, it was a sloppy slugfest that the Bisons lost 11-9. Game 1: Bisons 1, Red Wings 0 Zack Wheeler was on in yesterday’s ballgame. It was certainly a pitching duel. Esmerling Vasquez allowed only one run, so it was up to Wheeler to keep the...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Reliever Vasquez sent to Rochester

Righthander Esmerling Vasquez, who was designated for assignment by the Twins last week, cleared waivers and was sent to Class AAA Rochester.
Via Star Tribune
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins claim OF Mastroianni off waivers

MINNEAPOLIS With spring training in the near future, the Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.In order to make room for Mastroianni on the 40-man roster, the Twins designated right-handed reliever Esmerling Vasquez for assignment. Minnesota claimed Vasquez off waivers from Arizona in late September.Mastroianni, 26, split time...
Via Fox Sports North
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins claim Mastroianni, designate Vasquez

The Twins claimed outfielder Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Blue Jays, the club announced Thursday. To make room for Mastroianni on the 40-man roster, Minnesota also designated right-handed reliever Esmerling Vasquez for assignment.
Via mlb.com
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins cut Vasquez to make room for Mastroianni

The Twins added Darin Mastroianni, an outfielder comparable to Jason Repko, to their 40-man roster and removed a righthanded reliever Esmerling Vasquez.
Via Star Tribune
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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