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Minnesota Twins: Bartlett plans to retire

Jason Bartlett Earlier this week, Jason Bartlett informed the Minnesota Twins that he plans to retire from Major League Baseball. The paperwork for an official announcement is expected to be completed next week. But his presence in the lineup will barely be missed. Bartlett made his Major League debut on August 3, 2004 for the Minnesota Twins. In 2006, he and three other Twins players...
Via isportsweb.com
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Jason Bartlett retires after rehab assignment

The Minnesota Twins were awaiting the return of shortstop Jason Bartlett from the disabled list, but that return will not happen. Rather than completing his rehab assignment and rejoining the Twins, Bartlett has decided to retire as a player. Robert Falkoff of MLB.com reported Saturday that Bartlett has decided to end his rehab early and begin the paperwork that would officially...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins utility player Jason Bartlett retires from baseball

getty image Jason Bartlett has informed the Minnesota Twins that he has decieded to retire from baseball. Bartlett was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain and was on a rehabilitation stint at Fort Myers when he decided he was abandoning his plans to return to the majors. At the end of spring training the Twins gave Bartlett a roster spot with a salary of...
Via Tireball.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Bartlett appears set to retire

Jason Bartlett's comeback appears to be over. According to multiple reports, Bartlett has informed the Minnesota Twins that he is retiring. The 34-year-old utility infielder began the season on the Twins' 25-man roster but was placed on the disabled list with an ankle injury. He missed the entire 2013 season with an injury but was hoping to stick around with Minnesota. Bartlett spent...
Via Fox Sports North
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News: Jason Bartlett retiring after 10 seasons

After playing 10 seasons at the big league level, infielder Jason Bartlett is retiring from baseball, according to Mike Beradino of the Pioneer Press.Bartlett was currently playing for the Minnesota Twins and was on the 15-day DL due to a sprained left ankle. He started on Thursday for Class-A Fort Myers and played two games of extended spring training, but decided to call it quits...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Jason Bartlett begins rehab assignment

The Minnesota Twins enter a weekend series against the Kansas City Royals at 8-7, a half game behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. They received some promising news on the injury front, as utility infielder Jason Bartlett began a Minor League rehab assignment and could be ready to rejoin the Twins soon. As reported by Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, Bartlett...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' outfield takes another hit as Bartlett goes on DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- Through six games of the season, Minnesota's outfielders have had a hard time staying healthy. Left fielder Josh Willingham was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday against Cleveland and left the game. Meanwhile, right fielder Oswaldo Arcia has been dealing with a wrist injury that sidelined him for the last two days. With few options, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire...
Via Fox Sports North
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' outfield takes another hit as Bartlett goes on DL

Six games into the season and three of Minnesota's outfielders have already gotten hurt. On Monday, the Twins announced Jason Bartlett was headed to the DL with an ankle injury.
Via FOXSports.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins place Bartlett on DL with sprained ankle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed utility man Jason Bartlett on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle and recalled catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester.
Via FOXSports.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Some nice stories heading into the MLB season

I wrote about Jason Bartlett making the Twins the other day and one of my long-time readers thought I was being mean. Point taken. I am a bit of a stickler on baseball teams putting their best product forward for fans who pay big bucks to watch those games. For example, the artificial delay of a prospect's career to delay his service time clock is an egregious sin in baseball....
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Not buying the Jason Bartlett chemistry angle

Jason Bartlett's comeback attempt after sitting out 2013 was a curiosity when Spring Training began. And when the NRI invite by the Minnesota Twins turned into a spring without any hits, the thought was the comeback attempt was doomed as much as Abreu's was with the Phillies. But despite a 3 for 36 spring, Bartlett has made the Twins!? This linked article describes the decision...
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Bench/DH

The ninth and final part of our nine-part series previewing each position for the Minnesota Twins takes a look at the designated hitter and bench. A few former Twins are back in the fold in today's preview. PROJECTED STARTER (DH) Jason Kubel (.216/.293/.317, 5 HR, 32 RBI in 97 games with Arizona and Cleveland) KEY BACKUPS Chris Colabello (.194/.287/.344, 7 HR, 17 RBI in 55 games...
Via Fox Sports North
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Bench/DH

Minnesota's bench has a bit of a retro look, with the return of Jason Kubel and Jason Bartlett. The Twins hope Kubel can give the team a boost at designated hitter.
Via FOXSports.com
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins send LHP Diamond, OF Parmelee to minors

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have outrighted left-hander Scott Diamond and outfielder Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester, ensuring that veteran Jason Bartlett will make the team out of spring training.
Via FOXSports.com
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' game against Rays rained out

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The spring training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins scheduled for Monday was rained out. Starting time: Right-hander Mike Pelfrey played catch for a few minutes after the game was washed out, but no simulated game was conducted. Instead, Pelfrey will throw for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday while right-hander Kyle Gibson starts as scheduled...
Via Fox Sports North
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Martinez again is sharp in Cardinals' 3-1 win over Twins

JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis' Carlos Martinez and Minnesota's Kyle Gibson each enhanced their chances of earning a spot in their respective teams' rotations with solid outings, and the Cardinals beat the Twins 3-1 on Wednesday. Martinez cruised into the fifth, holding the Twins to one hit, but Jason Bartlett had an RBI single to right-center in the sixth that ended the right-hander...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson makes case for rotation spot with strong outing

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis' Carlos Martinez and Minnesota's Kyle Gibson each enhanced their chances of earning a spot in their team's rotation with solid outings, and the Cardinals beat the Twins 3-1 on Wednesday. Martinez cruised into the fifth, holding the Twins to one hit, but Jason Bartlett had an RBI single to right-center in the sixth that ended the right-hander's scoreless...
Via Fox Sports North
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Strikes Your Out, Or Not?

JACOB PAPKE MLB WRITER After battling through injuries Jason Kubel, Matt Guerrier and Jason Bartlett are all back in Twins uniforms and trying to show they still deserve to be in the majors. Jason Kubel After a terrible 2013 Jason Kubel and the Twins agreed on a 1 year minor league deal earlier this offseason. After spending his first 6 season with the Twins Kubel signed a 2 year...
Via TopSportsReport
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Twins storylines in spring training

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers, Fla., on Sunday, with the position players heading south not long after. It's an important spring for the Twins, who are coming off their third straight losing season and have many questions to answer before the season. Here are the five biggest question marks Minnesota has entering camp. 1. Who will be the...
Via Fox Sports North
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Guerrier and Twins agree to minor league deal

The Minnesota Twins have brought back another player from their division title teams of the previous decade: Matt Guerrier. The Twins announced Wednesday that Guerrier had agreed to a minor league contract and will attend big league spring training. The 35-year-old right-handed reliever had a 3.38 ERA in 472 innings with the Twins from 2004-10. They won the AL Central four times...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Another reunion: Twins sign reliever Guerrier

MINNEAPOLIS -- Another former Twin is back in the fold in Minnesota. The Twins announced Wednesday that right-handed reliever Matt Guerrier has signed a minor-league deal and has an invitation to major league spring training. He joins Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel as former Twins who have a chance to make the team again in 2014. Bartlett, Kubel and Guerrier were teammates in Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kubel, Bartlett begin Twins reunion

After joining Cleveland for the final month, Jason Kubel found himself in a familiar place in Minnesota when the Indians finished the regular season. During that series with the Twins, Kubel stopped in the home clubhouse to see some of his old teammates and coaches. Manager Ron Gardenhire got to the point. ''I said, `Why aren't you in this clubhouse?''' Gardenhire recalled. ''He...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Old Twins Bartlett and Kubel hoping for second tour of duty

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shortly after former Twins Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel rejoined the fold with Minnesota this winter, they got a call from another Jason who also wanted in. "After (Kubel) signed, which was after me, Jason Tyner called me and said, 'What's going on? Is this an Old Timer's game? Do I need to pack my bag or what?'" Bartlett said. "That was funny. We have good memories...
Via Fox Sports North
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Ryan Q&A

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's been a busy offseason for Twins general manager Terry Ryan as he attempts to tweak Minnesota's roster and help turn things around after three straight 90-plus loss seasons. I caught up with Ryan this week to talk about the moves that have already been made and also look ahead to the 2014 season. FOX SPORTS NORTH: Is this the busiest offseason, in terms of acquisitions...
Via Fox Sports North
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins to bring Jason Bartlett to spring training

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with former starting shortstop Jason Bartlett on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. The Twins announced the deal on Wednesday among several other minor moves. Bartlett is one of 11 non-roster players who'll be in camp. The 34-year-old did not appear in the majors last season, but he was a regular for six...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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