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Hunter, Nunez homer in Twins' win over White Sox

  Torii Hunter and the Twins didn't have much time against Chris Sale. Hunter homered, Trevor May pitched a career-high seven innings and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday. May (3-3) allowed three runs and six hits. He struck out nine and didn't allow a walk. Hunter and Eduardo Nunez tagged Sale (3-2) for solo home runs in the second inning. It was...
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Early homers lift Twins past White Sox, 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) -- Torii Hunter homered, Trevor May pitched seven strong innings and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday. May (3-3) allowed three runs and six hits. He struck out nine and didn't allow a walk. Hunter and Eduardo Nunez tagged White Sox starter Chris Sale (3-2) for solo home runs in the second inning. It was Hunter's seventh of the season...
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Hunter, Nunez homer in Twins' 4-3 win over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Torii Hunter homered, Trevor May pitched seven strong innings and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday. May (3-3) allowed three runs and six hits. He struck out nine and didn't allow a walk. Hunter and Eduardo Nunez tagged White Sox starter Chris Sale (3-2) for solo home runs in the second inning. It was Hunter's seventh of the season and...
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Fien, Arcia set to begin rehab assignments

The Minnesota Twins are set to get two key players back by the end of the month as relief pitcher Casey Fien and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia are set to begin their minor league rehab assignments with Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A) this weekend.Fien went onto the disabled list at the end of April with a right shoulder strain and is expected to pitch today when the Red Wings take on...
Via Baseball Essential
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Minnesota Twins: Hunter, Molitor leading success

To put it simply, the Minnesota Twins have had a rough time the past few years. From 2011 to 2014, they never won more than 70 games. They were consistently at or near the bottom of the American League’s Central Division, and at no point were they ever even close to contending. The farm system that they had relied so heavily on had seemingly dried up. The dynamic duo of Joe Mauer...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Meyer to Triple-A Bullpen

The Minnesota Twins have moved Alex Meyer, one of their top pitching prospects, to the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A) bullpen, according to multiple reports. With Tyler Duffey making his 2015 @RocRedWings debut tomorrow, Alex Meyer is moving to the bullpen…at least for now. — Josh Whetzel (@JoshWhetzel) May 22, 2015 Meyer, who was ranked the 29th-best prospect in baseball by...
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Preview: Twins at White Sox

The Minnesota Twins' turnaround can be traced to their series sweep of the Chicago White Sox three weeks ago. The Twins look to continue rolling as they face the White Sox in the opener of this three-game set on the South Side on Friday night. Minnesota (23-17) was three games under .500 before outscoring Chicago 31-8 and winning all four games from April 30-May 3. The Twins had...
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Twins-White Sox Preview

The Minnesota Twins' turnaround can be traced to their series sweep of the Chicago White Sox three weeks ago. The Twins look to continue rolling as they face the White Sox in the opener of this three-game set on the South Side on Friday night. Minnesota (23-17) was three games under .500 before outscoring Chicago 31-8 and winning all four games from April 30-May 3. The Twins had...
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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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Minnesota Twins For Real?

The American League Central looked like it would be one of the toughest divisions in baseball heading into 2015. The reigning American League Champion Kansas City Royals looked poised to defend their crown, while the Detroit Tigers are always a menace. The Chicago White Sox went out and made some huge moves in free agency and the trade market, while the Cleveland Indians finally...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Twins outlast Pirates in marathon contest

PITTSBURGH -- A dozen seasons in, there is still plenty of life in Joe Mauer's bat. And hey, a little power too. The Minnesota Twins first baseman took an 89 mph slider from Pittsburgh's Antonio Bastardo and sent it just over the 21-foot Clemente Wall in right field in the top of the 13th to help the Twins to a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. The homer was Mauer's first of the season...
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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Jeff Moore

Updates on Aaron Nola, Miguel Sano, Jake Thompson, and more.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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Blaine Boyer: Signing paying off for Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins took a flier on journeyman relief pitcher Blaine Boyer this offseason and signed him to a minor league contract. Nobody thought much of the move when it was first made and the odds of Boyer breaking camp with the Twins still didn’t seem likely, but today it has become a signing that has really helped the Minnesota bullpen succeed. Boyer has made getting batters...
Via Baseball Essential
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Torii Hunter helps fan trying to take selfie during game

Torii Hunter seems like a very accommodating guy. The Twins right fielder turned around, flipped up a peace sign and posed for a fan trying to snap a picture during Tuesday's game. The picture was posted on Reddit with the caption, "Torii Hunter taking a selfie with a fan during the Twins v Pirates game." According to Reddit, it was snapped in the bottom of the ninth, while Minnesota...
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Watch: Twins' Joe Mauer drives in three runs on slow-rolling single

Here's something you don't see every day. During Tuesday's Twins-Pirates game, Joe Mauer was at the center of one of the stranger scoring plays we've seen in a while. With the bases loaded, Mauer smacked a slow-rolling single to left-center and this is what happened: It's not everyday you see three runs score on a ground ball single, but with two outs and a full count, the runners...
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Watch: Twins' Hicks reaches base after Pirates pitcher kicks ball away

Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks got his seventh hit in as many games Tuesday, but it came in a very strange way. Hicks chopped the ball a few feet down the first base line and Pirates reliever Jared Hughes ran to field it, but failed miserably when he accidentally kicked the ball, sending it flying into foul territory. While it was an embarrassing moment for Hughes, it could have been...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins rough up former teammate in 8-5 win

Francisco Liriano used to electrify the Metrodome before his Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2006 season. The Minnesota Twins faced off against a familiar foe last night, as Francisco Liriano took the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Liriano started his career with the Twins back in 2006 and spent seven seasons with the franchise. He had an incredible start to his career with...
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Twins put up big 2nd inning, hold on to down Pirates

  Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The highlight for the Pirates came in the bottom of the Twins' big inning. Pedro Alvarez hit a 461-foot home run that landed in a boat...
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Twins use big 2nd inning to down Pirates 8-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The highlight for the Pirates came in the bottom of the Twins' big second inning. Pedro Alvarez hit a 461-foot home run that...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins set to face an old friend

Francisco Liriano is a name that no Minnesota Twins fan will forget for a very long time. Liriano was not anything special on paper when you look back on what he did with the organization at the Major League level.  In parts of seven seasons with the team, the Dominican Republic native posted a 50-52 record with a 4.33 ERA.  But he really was something special despite mediocre...
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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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: How long can they remain contenders?

The Minnesota Twins have been one of the most surprising teams so far this season in all of the major leagues. They were the consensus pick to finish last in the AL Central at the start of the season and were expected to lose 90 plus games for the fifth straight year. They have proven everyone wrong as they currently stand at 4 games above .500 with a 21-17 record, their best start...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Building Within the Draft

There is always a debate with fans of teams if they should sign the expensive players in free agency or build your team from the draft. The Minnesota Twins have taken the approach of signing the good not great players in free agency and drafting the stars of the team through the draft. Byron Buxton... The post Minnesota Twins: Building Within the Draft appeared first on The Garbage Time.
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Watch: Twins' Torii Hunter swallows fire with his son's baseball team

Torii Hunter is definitely a "cool dad." The Twins outfielder earned some points with his son Torii Jr., while visiting him at Notre Dame during a team off day last week. After watching his son and his Fighting Irish teammates finish up a practice, the entire team had a locker room session with sports a psychologist/motivational speaker. With dad looking on, Torii Jr. and his teammates...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins make surprising roster move, optioning Kennys Vargas to Triple-A

The Minnesota Twins made a surprising roster move on Sunday, optioning Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Eduardo Nunez. The team is expected to activate Nunez from the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Pirates, according to MLB.com: The move comes as a bit of a surprise, as Vargas had been hitting well this month, batting .375/.405/.575 with...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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