MINNESOTA TWINS NEWS

Twins' May making sweet music off the field

MINNEAPOLIS -- Now that Trevor May is a big-league pitcher, he no longer has lengthy bus rides that all minor leaguers endure. That's a good thing for the most part, but it means the Twins right-hander doesn't have as much down time to focus on one of his other hobbies: making music. Since 2011 when he was a minor leaguer in the Phillies' system, May has dabbled in his...
Via Fox Sports North
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Twins: 'Check the ball' earned Ron Gardenhire his 72nd ejection

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire insisted he never said any magic words to plate umpire Chris Segal on Monday night, earning his 72nd career regular-season managerial ejection. " 'Check the ball' should not get you thrown out," Gardenhire said. "There's other things I've said, believe me, that deserve a pitch, but not that one. Everybody has a right to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gomes goes for more against Nolasco

Ricky Nolasco's return to the mound last week didn't give the Minnesota Twins any more confidence in what he can do. The same can be said about his first two outings against the Cleveland Indians as he served up homers to Yan Gomes in both. Gomes was the hitting star in the opener of this three-game set and will try to add to Nolasco's misery Wednesday night at Target...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gomes goes for more against Nolasco

Ricky Nolasco's return to the mound last week didn't give the Minnesota Twins any more confidence in what he can do. The same can be said about his first two outings against the Cleveland Indians as he served up homers to Yan Gomes in both. Gomes was the hitting star in the opener of this three-game set and will try to add to Nolasco's misery Wednesday night at Target...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

First thing's first: Twins relinquish big lead in loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- A win seemed all but inevitable when the Minnesota Twins scored five runs before recording an out in the first inning Tuesday against Cleveland. But as the Twins found out the hard way, nothing is guaranteed in baseball. Despite the early offensive barrage, Minnesota's bats went quiet the rest of the night at Target Field while the pitching faltered. The end result...
Via Fox Sports North
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Schafer born to run

MINNEAPOLIS -- If Jordan Schafer gets on base, he's going to try to run. The speedy outfielder the Twins acquired from Atlanta on Aug. 3 isn't afraid to try and steal bases. When he does, he's pretty successful at it. Schafer has stolen six bases in six attempts since joining Minnesota's offense, and he's been safe in 81 percent of his attempts during five major...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians searching for offense as they take on Twins

The Minnesota Twins' Kyle Gibson will finally get to start at home again for the first time in a month after winning three of four outings on the road. He usually saves his best efforts for division rivals - something the Cleveland Indians have experienced first-hand. The Twins have won both starts by Gibson against the Indians this year heading into Tuesday night's opener...
Via AP on Fox
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Twins Injury Update: Byron Buxton shut down for rest of season

The Minnesota Twins lost to the Kansas City Royals last night by the score of 6-4. The loss dropped the Twins to 55-68, last in the American League Central. The long, disappointing season for the Twins has paralleled that of their top prospect Byron Buxton, who has been shut down for the rest of the season following a concussion he suffered last week in a collision in the outfield...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Indians searching for offense as they take on Twins

The Minnesota Twins' Kyle Gibson will finally get to start at home again for the first time in a month after winning three of four outings on the road. He usually saves his best efforts for division rivals - something the Cleveland Indians have experienced first-hand. The Twins have won both starts by Gibson against the Indians this year heading into Tuesday night's opener...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Bluefish sign Bonser

Former first-round pick Boof Bonser signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League, according to a press release issued yesterday. Bonser played four seasons at the Major League level (between 2006 and 2010), and spent the majority of his career with the Minnesota Twins. His best season came in 2007. In 30 starts, Bonser went 8-12 with a 5.10 ERA in 173...
Via The GM's Perspective
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins prospect Byron Buxton out for season

One of baseball’s top prospect is out for the 2014 season with a concussion. Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton will miss the remainder of the season due to a concussion he sustained last week while playing in Double-A New Britain. Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reported on Monday that general manager Terry Ryan said Buxton’s season […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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Oswaldo Arcia (OF, MIN) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: You were almost ready to give up on your fantasy baseball team, but wait, there are still studs like Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia available for the plucking in plenty of leagues. This is were we tell you the fun stuff; take for example that your boy Young Oswaldo was a very […]
Via RotoBaller
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Schafer (OF, MIN) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only Leagues and Very Deep Mixed Leagues ANALYSIS: Jordan Schafer has been off to the races since debuting in Minnesota back on Aug. 5th. The Twins claimed the fleet-footed outfielder after he was placed on waivers by the Braves, which has led to him becoming the strong side of a center field platoon […]
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Kennys Vargas a worthy late season fantasy addition (Week 20 transaction trends)

With Fantasy Baseball trade deadlines beginning to pass, it’s becoming more difficult to address the categorical weaknesses on your roster. The most prominent source currently out there in over 90% of leagues is Minnesota Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas. The 24-year-old is still striking out nearly 30% of the time, but is continuing to benefit from a .410 BABIP. Hitting behind...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Minnesota Twins Fans Were Treated to an Incredible Purple/Pink Night Sky

Fans at the Minnesota Twins game Monday night might have thought the apocalypse was happening when they looked up and saw this in the night sky. Normally at this point I'd wax poetic and write a few more sentences about it, but your time would be better spent enjoying the view.So enjoy.@bracehemmelgarn Loading...
Via FatManWriting
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Twins' prospect Buxton likely to sit rest of minor league season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins general manager Terry Ryan hasn't watched the video. He doesn't need to. Ryan saw the New Britain Rock Cats in person on Wednesday when Minnesota's top prospect, Byron Buxton, collided with fellow outfielder Mike Kvasnicka. The scary collision knocked Buxton unconscious and he was later taken to the hospital. The Twins and Buxton felt fortunate that...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Dozier making the most of scoring chances in 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins second baseman Brian Dozier put an emphasis on trying to get on base more often in 2014, a strategy that has worked to the tune of a career-high .333 OBP (on-base percentage). He's also been more aggressive on the base paths, stealing 19 bases -- five more than he had all of last season. Those factors have helped Dozier lead the league in another statistic...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki Avoids Tag At Home Plate With Crazy Elusive Slide (Video)

Sometimes, all it takes is a good slide — just ask Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Minnesota trailed the Kansas City Royals by one in the seventh inning Sunday night. With Suzuki on third base and shortstop Danny Santana at the plate, the Twins had a golden opportunity to tie the game up. But Santana hit a weak ground ball to Royals first baseman Billy Butler that didn’t...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Twins rotation look like next season?

The Twins, at 11 games out of first place, are at a point where they can safely begin thinking of next year. I do believe that it’s important to continue to show strides this year. As many complaints as they have had, they haven’t hit their late season swoon yet, and they have a very good chance at 70 wins this season. It would show the players on the roster that there is hope...
Via The Rhino and Compass
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Twins Injury Update: Anthony Swarzak will avoid DL

With the Minnesota Twins in last place in the American League Central at 55-66, the last thing they needed was a blow to the pitching staff that is 26th in the league in ERA. It appeared that would be the case when reliever Anthony Swarzak turned his ankle during his last appearance. The good news is that is appears Swarzak will be able to return without landing on the disabled...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Ricky Nolasco activated from disabled list

The Minnesota Twins entered a weekend series against the Kansas Cit Royals with a record of 54-65, last in the American League Central. The Twins have held their own offensively, ranked 12th in the league in runs scored. What's hindered them all season is a pitching staff that is near the bottom in ERA. Injuries have taken their toll, as Mike Pelfrey is on the 60-day disabled...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco's return spoiled by 'one bad inning'

MINNEAPOLIS -- At first, it seemed more than a month of recuperation had done Ricky Nolasco some good. Then a familiar face displayed a sliver of his 2012 self. Former Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, back at Target Field for the first time since being traded Monday to Kansas City, provided the game-turning swing in a 6-5 Royals victory that nudged the American League Central Division...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco activated by Twins, starts vs Royals

MINNAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have activated Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list and put him right back into the rotation. Nolasco was starting Friday night against Kansas City. The right-hander started two games and allowed three runs in 9 1-3 innings during a rehabilitation stint at Class A Cedar Rapids. Nolasco signed a four-year, $49 million free agent contract with the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins relieved prospect Buxton simply suffered concussion

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins and their frustrated fans have stopped holding their breath. Future center fielder Byron Buxton was only left with a concussion from a scary collision with a minor league teammate. Yes, head injuries can have long-lasting effects. Buxton must pass the standard Major League Baseball concussion protocols before being cleared to return to action, and...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins relieved Buxton only has concussion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins are relieved that prized center field prospect Byron Buxton only has a concussion following a violent outfield collision with a teammate. In Buxton's first game for Double-A New Britain on Wednesday, Buxton suffered a head injury bad enough to knock him unconscious for about 10 minutes. He ran into right fielder Mike Kvasnicka after both...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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