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Twins release injured outfielder Jordan Schafer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have released injured outfielder Jordan Schafer. Schafer was the center fielder in Minnesota's opening day lineup this year after being claimed off waivers from Atlanta last August. He has been on the disabled list because of a medial collateral sprain in his right knee since mid-May and hit only .217 in 69 at-bats. Shane Robinson and Aaron Hicks...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Astros are finally removing Tal’s Hill

The Houst Astros are having a terrific 2015 season, sporting the best record in baseball. Still, many expect them to eventually come back to earth. If that happens, it will be disappointing, but their season will still be an unqualified success if only because of the news today that Tal’s Hill is finally going to be removed. Via Brian McTaggart of MLB.com: The Astros have received...
Via Bloguin Best
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Test Nine

test test  test MINNEAPOLIS -- Every baseball player's first career home run is a memorable moment, although some are more memorable than others. Eddie Rosario's came in his major-league debut Wednesday, and it happened to come on the first pitch he saw. Rosario became the first player in Twins history to homer on his first career pitch and is just the 29th player in Major League...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins place outfielder Jordan Schafer on DL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The team activated outfielder Shane Robinson off the family emergency list before Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. Schafer hasn't played since May 10 and is hitting .217 in 69 at-bats. His placement on the DL is retroactive...
Via AP on Fox
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter hits three-run homer, Twins defeat A's

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Torii Hunter's three-run homer broke a sixth-inning tie, giving Phil Hughes his first win and the streaking Minnesota Twins an 8-7 victory Monday night over the Oakland Athletics. Brian Dozier and Jordan Schafer each drove in two runs for the Twins, who won their fifth straight game. Hughes (1-4) gave up a grand slam to Stephen Vogt five batters into the game...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter backs Hughes with 3-run HR as Twins top A's 8-7

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Torii Hunter's three-run homer broke a sixth-inning tie, giving Phil Hughes his first win and the streaking Minnesota Twins an 8-7 victory Monday night over the Oakland Athletics. Brian Dozier and Jordan Schafer each drove in two runs for the Twins, who won their fifth straight game. Hughes (1-4) gave up a grand slam to Stephen Vogt five batters into the game and...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins plagued by injury in yesterday’s loss

The Twins started their 11 game home stand losing two of three against the Tigers. The Minnesota Twins lost to the Detroit Tigers yesterday 10-7, blowing a 7-3 lead in the process. They finished the series winning just one of three against the Tigers, putting them at 9-12 on the year and keeping them at fourth in the AL Central. The loss itself stings since it’s a game they should...
Via isportsweb.com
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Time for a change in center field

Coming into the season, a big question facing the Minnesota Twins was who is going to start in center field? New manager Paul Molitor decided on Jordan Schafer to take the starting spot and Shane Robinson to get playing time as well. That left Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to be sent down to AAA to play for the Rochester Red Wings. In the Twins’ 14 games thus far, Schafer has started...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Review: OOTP Baseball 16

Tie ballgame. Bottom of the 10th. 2 down. Runners on 2nd and 3rd. Eddie Rosario steps up to the plate. Jordan Schafer pinch running as the winning run. It’s a dramatic opening day, 2016, here at Target Field.  This scenario, and scenarios like it run through my head every spring. They’ve existed there for years and years. Back sometime in high school, I lost the ability to play...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Roster Preview - Hitter guys

With the depressing but not terribly surprising news that the Twins sent all the interesting young people back down to the minors and kept a bunch of lame-o veterans on the big league roster, I suppose it's time to turn my thoughts to baseball.  Also, there's a 75% chance I hate the college basketball national champion (actually probably more like 98%) so I'm going to ignore that...
Via Down with Goldy
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of 4/5

Here is a wrap up of the last week of news for the Minnesota Twins. On Saturday, the Twins announced that Tommy Milone will be the fifth starting pitcher. The move means that Mike Pelfrey will begin the season in the bullpen. According to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com, Pelfrey wants to be traded as opposed to pitching out of the bullpen. It seems like Pelfrey has a legitimate gripe...
Via Baseball Essential
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Schafer hopes to be Twins' answer in center field

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins don't have a ton of questions to answer defensively this spring. Center field, however, is one of the big question marks. Jordan Schafer hopes he is the answer to that question for the Twins. Claimed off waivers from Atlanta last August, Schafer had 41 games with Minnesota last year in which to audition for a starting job in 2015. Though he'll enter...
Via Fox Sports North
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Schafer, Twins reach $1.55 million, 1-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins and outfielder Jordan Schafer have agreed on a $1.55 million, a one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The deal was reached Friday, giving the Twins contracts with five of their six arbitration-eligible players. Left-handed reliever Brian Duensing remains unsigned. Schafer was claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Braves last August and batted...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins sign four players, avoid arbitration

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins signed four players to contracts Friday, avoiding arbitration with them. The team announced it has inked left-hander Tommy Milone, third baseman Trevor Plouffe, reliever Casey Fien and infielder Eduardo Nunez to one-year deals. Milone, who was acquired in a trade with Oakland during the 2014 season, is set to earn $2.775 million in 2015. Plouffe...
Via Fox Sports North
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Twins sign Torii Hunter

            There will be a reunion between the Minnesota Twins and Torii Hunter. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Hunter and the Twins have agreed on a one-year, $10.5 million deal for the 2015 season. The Minnesota #Twins win the Torii Hunter sweepstakes. He returns home on a 1-year contract in perhaps the final chapter...
Via Sports-Glory
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins avoid sweep with win over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Trevor May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the Minnesota Twins overcame Jose Abreu's 35th home run, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Sunday to end a four-game losing streak. Trevor Plouffe and Jordan Schafer homered for the Twins. May (3-4) was staked to an early 4-0 lead, then hung on to win his third straight start. The 6-foot-5 right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie May fans 10 as Twins Beat White Sox 6-4

CHICAGO (AP) Rookie Trevor May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the Minnesota Twins overcame Jose Abreu's 35th home run, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Sunday to end a four-game losing streak. Trevor Plouffe and Jordan Schafer homered for the Twins. May (3-4) was staked to an early 4-0 lead, then hung on to win his third straight start. The 6-foot-5 right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins avoid sweep with win over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Trevor May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the Minnesota Twins overcame Jose Abreu's 35th home run, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Sunday to end a four-game losing streak. Trevor Plouffe and Jordan Schafer homered for the Twins. May (3-4) was staked to an early 4-0 lead, then hung on to win his third straight start. The 6-foot-5 right-hander...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Santana leaves game with back injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota center fielder Danny Santana left Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels because of a strained left lower back. Santana was hurt in the second inning when he tried to throw out David Freese at home plate on C.J. Cron's run-scoring single that put the Angels ahead 2-0. Chris Parmelee replaced Santana's place. Santana is hitting .320 - second...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 23 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re running with Jordan Schafer, moving on from Joe Kelly, and settling in with Travis d’Arnaud. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few of the most interesting players for fantasy owners...
Via The Fantasy Fix
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Jordan Schafer in lineup despite wall collision

Even though Jordan Schafer had a nasty wall collision, he was back in the Minnesota Twins everyday lineup in the 3-2 loss against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. Most times after a nasty collision like Schafer's teams are cautious because of possible head injuries, but as Twinsights blog reported, Schafer's pain was not head related. Schafer said it was more of a 'whole...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Schafer drives in four runs as Twins top Royals 11-5 in 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th. Eduardo Nunez singled home the go-ahead run and Brian Dozier added a...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Schafer's 4 RBI lead Twins past AL Central-leading Royals in 10

  Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBI, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th. Eduardo Nunez singled home the go-ahead run and Brian Dozier added a two-run double. Kurt Suzuki...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Schafer drives in four runs as Twins top Royals 11-5 in 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th. Eduardo Nunez singled home the go-ahead run and Brian Dozier added a...
Via Fox Sports North
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Schafer drives in 4, Twins top Royals 11-5 in 10th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th. Eduardo Nunez singled home the go-ahead run and Brian Dozier added a two...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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