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Temperatures in the 20s? Balmy! The Browns are not happy about the Browns. A look at a locker room after a trade. A High schooler reported that former Twin Joe Benson has a job again. SCOREBOARD NCAAB Michigan 63, Minnesota 60 – Michigan is a nicked up team. This was a game the Gophers simply had to win at home. Western Michigan 83, Siena Heights 47 – Not to be confused with...
Via The Rhino and Compass
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

RoughRiders Roundtable Podcast – 6/12

Currently chasing a first-half Texas League title, the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders are close to wrapping up the season's first half. Lone Star Dugout's Jason Cole teamed up with Frisco broadcasters Alex Vispoli and Nathan Barnett to discuss 1B Brett Nicholas, OF Joe Benson, and others. The podcast also includes an interview with Benson, a newcomer to the Rangers' organization.
Via rangers.scout.com
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Grading the Twins roster moves of the past 2 weeks

The Twins have made severa; roster moves in the midst of a panic inducing plummet through the standings while on a 10 game winning streak. Which moves were the best? Which were the worst? Let’s rate them! Sending Pedro Hernandez to Rochester: Hernandez, more or less, was a place holder until he started to falter. Nobody expected him to do much better than he did, I don’t think...
Via The Rhino and Compass
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers get OF Benson on waiver claim from Twins

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder Joe Benson on a waiver claim from the Minnesota Twins, and optioned him to Double-A Frisco. Texas made room for Benson on its 40-man roster by transferring left-hander Matt Harrison from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. Harrison, the team's opening day starter, has had two operations on his back since going...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Benson claimed off waivers by Texas

Joe Benson's time in the Minnesota Twins organization is over. Benson was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers on Saturday, the Twins announced. Benson entered spring training with a chance to make Minnesota's 25-man roster as the starting center fielder, but he began the season at Triple-A Rochester instead. In 42 games with Rochester this season, Benson batted .192...
Via Fox Sports North
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' Hicks named Opening Day center fielder

The Minnesota Twins' center field job is officially Aaron Hicks'. The Twins announced via Twitter on Sunday that manager Ron Gardenhire has named Hicks as the team's center fielder on Opening Day. That means the 23-year-old Hicks will make his major league debut April 1 at Target Field without ever playing a game at Triple A. Hicks entered camp as perhaps the favorite...
Via Fox Sports North
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' Hicks named Opening Day center fielder

The Minnesota Twins' center field job is officially Aaron Hicks'. The Twins announced via Twitter on Sunday that manager Ron Gardenhire has named Hicks as the team's center fielder on Opening Day. That means the 23-year-old Hicks will make his major league debut April 1 at Target Field without ever playing a game at Triple A. Hicks entered camp as perhaps the favorite...
Via Fox Sports North
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Trim the Roster

Not the guy cut, but good for effect The Twins made some cuts today.  Most notable among them is outfielder Joe Benson.  For more info, click on the link below for the Star Tribune report. La Velle E. Neal III
Via High Cheez
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Hicks laying claim to leadoff spot

By DAVID DORSEY Special to FOXSportsNorth.com FORT MYERS, Fla. Aaron Hicks appears next in line to assume the Minnesota Twins center field position, a spot that has been held on Opening Day by just eight men in the past 27 years. Hicks, 23, hopes to fall more in line with Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, who eight times started in center between 1985 and 1995, and Torii Hunter, who...
Via Fox Sports North
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Hicks laying claim to leadoff spot

By DAVID DORSEY Special to FOXSportsNorth.com FORT MYERS, Fla. Aaron Hicks appears next in line to assume the Minnesota Twins center field position, a spot that has been held on Opening Day by just eight men in the past 27 years. Hicks, 23, hopes to fall more in line with Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, who eight times started in center between 1985 and 1995, and Torii Hunter, who...
Via Fox Sports North
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins overcome Rays in 10th inning

PORT CHARLOTTE (AP) Sure, Desmond Jennings wants to see more pitches per at-bat. Yes, he'd like to take more walks this season. And maybe this is the year he finally masters the bunt. But the Tampa Bay Rays center fielder and leadoff man sees his job as a simple one: get on base. He did that two more times on a Monday night, but the Minnesota Twins rallied to tie it in the...
Via Fox Sports North
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

De Vries, Twins shut out Cardinals

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Lance Lynn allowed four hits in a three-run first inning and Jason Motte gave up a two-run homer in his second straight outing as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-0 Monday. Working on his slider instead of throwing fastballs and trying to induce fly balls into the wind, Lynn gave up three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 2-13 innings...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynn struggles with slider in loss to Twins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Lance Lynn allowed four hits in a three-run first inning and Jason Motte gave up a two-run homer in his second straight outing as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-0 Monday. Working on his slider instead of throwing fastballs and trying to induce fly balls into the wind, Lynn gave up three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 2 1-3 innings...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins 7, Cardinals 0

Lance Lynn allowed four hits in a three-run first inning and Jason Motte gave up a two-run homer in his second straight outing as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-0 Monday. Working on his slider instead of throwing fastballs and trying to induce fly balls into the wind, Lynn gave up three runs - two earned - and five hits in 2 1-3 innings. Aaron Hicks and Brian...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Phils are done in again by the bullpen as they lose to the Twins, 12-5.

The bullpen allows 11 runs to score, doing in the Phils as they lose their third spring training game, dropping this one to the Twins, 12-5. The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with one man out, Ryan Howard hits an RBI single, knocking in Ben Revere, who had started the game off with a single, then stole second base, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead, while sending...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Twins in Center Field. What’s the best case scenario?

One of the biggest questions leading to the Twins 2013 is how they plan on filling the hole left by the trade of Ben Revere and Denard Span. There are a handful of candidates for the position; Darin Mastroianni, Aaron Hicks and Joe Benson, with some guys like Clete Thomas nibbline at the edges. The common opinion is that Twins fans would like to get their future started as soon as...
Via The Rhino and Compass
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins prospects may get chance in outfield

This is the fifth in a five-part series previewing the Minnesota Twins by position heading into spring training, which starts Tuesday with pitchers and catchers reporting. Friday: Starting pitchers Saturday: Relief pitchers Sunday: Catchers Monday: Infielders Today: Outfielders ON THE ROSTER (alphabetical order): Oswaldo Arcia (.320, 17 HR, 98 RBI, 3 SB in the minor leagues), Joe...
Via Fox Sports North
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' centerfield spot open for the taking

MINNEAPOLIS Denard Span is gone. So is Ben Revere. Both center fielders were traded away by the Minnesota Twins in recent weeks. Which raises the question: who will roam center field for the Twins in 2013? Minnesota has plenty of outfield depth throughout the organization, perhaps more so than any other position. Young outfield prospects like Byron Buxton (last year's No. 2...
Via Fox Sports North
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' centerfield spot open for the taking

MINNEAPOLIS Denard Span is gone. So is Ben Revere. Both center fielders were traded away by the Minnesota Twins in recent weeks. Which raises the question: who will roam center field for the Twins in 2013? Minnesota has plenty of outfield depth throughout the organization, perhaps more so than any other position. Young outfield prospects like Byron Buxton (last year's No. 2...
Via Fox Sports North
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins Prospect Update

With the Twins having been completely out of it since the second week of the season your thoughts end up turning to the future.  Then, when you realize all those guys suck too, you dig a little deeper into the younger prospects.  With that in mind, here are the first 10 guys I thought of to check on in the Twins' system.  They might not be the top 10 guys, but they're...
Via Down with Goldy
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Prime Nine: Minnesota Twins

Up until 2011, the Twins were consistent contenders and the toast of small market teams everywhere. So, seeing them in last place for the second season in a row can easily make you forget how good they were. One of the consequences of being good is picking lower in the first round. It isn’t as big a disadvantage as it is in other sports, but you don’t get the Joe...
Via hardballchat.com
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen

Per Box Items: 24 packs per box 10 cards per box 1 pack of mini cards 2 autographs per box 2 relic cards per box Topps Sell Sheet The classic 1887 remake returns after a stellar debut. The 350 base cards come in both full-size and mini versions. The standard sized base set cards feature a color ‘art-style” action picture of the named player. Bordered in gray with a cream colored...
Via Full Spectrum Baseball
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins reassign Benson, Manship to Triple-A

The spring training roster continues to shrink for the Minnesota Twins, as they made four cuts Tuesday. Outfielder Joe Benson and right-hander Jeff Manship were both optioned to Triple-A Rochester. The Twins also reassigned catcher Rene Rivera and infielder Pedro Florimon to the minor league camp. Benson, 24, made his big league debut last September with the Twins, making the jump...
Via Fox Sports North
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins 8, Red Sox 4

Felix Doubront's bid for a spot in Boston's starting rotation took a hit when he allowed eight hits in 4 2-3 innings Monday as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Red Sox 8-4. The left-hander gave up two runs, struck out three and walked one. Twins starter Jason Marquis allowed three runs, five hits and two walks in four innings with two strikeouts. Pinch-hitter Joe Benson...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins double up Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Felix Doubront's bid for a spot in Boston's starting rotation took a hit when he allowed eight hits in 4 2-3 innings Monday as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Red Sox 8-4. The left-hander gave up two runs, struck out three and walked one. Twins starter Jason Marquis allowed three runs, five hits and two walks in four innings with two strikeouts...
Via Fox Sports North
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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