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Still sore, Mauer unsure of recovery timetable

First baseman Joe Mauer is making progress with his strained right oblique, but he is not expected to be ready to return to action right after the All-Star break, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Thursday. Mauer has been on the DL since July 2, and he is eligible to return once the All-Star break ends, on July 18. Mauer has been getting treatment on his oblique at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Twins ready to show off Minnesota, Target Field with All-Star extravaganza

MINNEAPOLIS -- While the real work began in earnest two years ago when everything became official, the seeds were planted by the Minnesota Twins nearly a decade ago with the hope of once again hosting Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. Finally, after years of preparation, countless hours of planning, and the cooperation of many, baseball's midsummer classic has returned...
Via Fox Sports North
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer not expected back after break

The Minnesota Twins enter a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies coming off a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. The win improved the Twins to 42-49 on the season. The Twins are trying to overcome a pitching staff that is 26th in the league in ERA. It will not get any easier for the Twins without first baseman Joe Mauer, who has been out since the beginning of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Twins take the series in Seattle with 4-2 win

The Twins left Safeco Field on Thursday night with a short-term goal to reach before the All-Star break, one that emerged this week: Hit the break with a little momentum. The Twins held off the Mariners 4-2 Thursday, winning the final three games of the four-game series after coming in having lost 10 of their previous 12. This victory was, however, a white-knuckle special. Seattle...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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BP Announcements: Job Opening: Minnesota Twins Developer by Baseball Prospectus

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Via Baseball Prospectus
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Twins Shopping Willingham

When the Minnesota Twins shockingly signed Kendrys Morales in June they were just three games under .500; however, as we all know,
Via On-Base Talk
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki is the perfect trade chip

Kurt Suzuki is having a career year for the Twins this year, hitting .303 with an OBP of .358. He’s always been regarded as an above average receiver and is good working with a rotation. Mostly because of his bat, he is going to the all star game for the first time in his career. So let’s talk about Kurt Suzuki’s game. The greatest hole that you could poke in his game is that...
Via The Rhino and Compass
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Former Twin Oliva partaking in third Minnesota All-Star Game

There he was, a 25-year-old rookie, standing among some of the best to ever play the game. Willie Mays. Roberto Clemente. Mickey Mantle. Harmon Killebrew. Hank Aaron. Somehow, some way, Tony Oliva wedged his way into that elite group. His numbers more than validated his selection to the 1964 All-Star Game, but the Cuba native and Twins outfielder still couldn't believe he was...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire get drilled in mask by flying bat

This was a pretty scary moment from Wednesday night’s Twins-Mariners game. Eduardo Nunez fouled off a pitch from Brandon Maurer and lost his grip on the bat after the swing. Nunez’s bat then smacked home plate umpire Gabe Morales in the mask. The sound it made was just gross, and I’m thankful that Morales wasn’t seriously injured. I don’t know if anything could have really...
Via The Outside Corner
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Umpire gets hit in mask by flying bat

This was a pretty scary moment from Wednesday night’s Twins-Mariners game. Eduardo Nunez fouled off a pitch from Brandon Maurer and lost his grip on the bat after the swing. Nunez’s bat then smacked home plate umpire Gabe Morales in the mask. The sound it made was just gross, and I’m thankful that Morales wasn’t seriously injured. I don’t know if anything could have really...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Morales, Twins wield big bats in easy win at Seattle

Every time Twins designated hitter Kendrys Morales has come to the plate in this series, he has been booed like a traitor. He played with the Mariners in 2013 and elected to go into free agency rather than accept their qualifying offer of $12 million. The Mariners could use some offense now, and ol’ Kendrys could have been ready to rake at the beginning of the season. Instead...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eduardo Nunez loses bat, hits umpire in mask (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Nunez accidentally hit home plate umpire Gabe Morales in the mask with his bat after losing his grip on it during the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game in Seattle.Nunez lost the grip of his bat on the follow-through after fouling off a 2-2 pitch, and Morales was very fortunate that his face was protected...
Via Holdout Sports
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Joe Mauer criticized by his honest grandfather Jake

Joe Mauer is struggling through his worst season as a pro, and even his own family members are being critical of him. Mauer’s grandfather, Jake, a former baseball player himself and someone who has guided and been a fan of his grandson forever, understands the frustration of the team’s fans. Joe is the team’s highest-paid […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Twins Developer

Minnesota Twins Developer, Baseball Systems JOB FUNCTION:  As a member of the front office, collaborate with the Baseball Operations staff to develop, deliver, and maintain data driven solutions for analytics and architecture of player information and evaluation systems. This position requires strong statistical, software development, and database management skills. REPORTS TO: ...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Even Joe Mauer’s grandfather is ripping Twins star over slump

Jake Mauer, the grandfather of Minnesota Twins homegrown star Joe Mauer, recently sat down for an interview with a Twin Cities blogger and admitted that he doesn’t blame the team’s fans for booing his grandson for a season-long slump. Grandpa Jake, something of a local celebrity, told David Shama’s Minnesota Sports Headlines that fans have […] The post Even Joe Mauer’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes sharp as Twins shut out Seattle

Phil Hughes’ next outing is scheduled for Sunday in Colorado. So even if he made the AL All-Star team he would have been unable to pitch in the Midsummer Classic because of a league rule prohibiting pitchers who start so close to the game from appearing. But Hughes had sealed his own fate, anyway, with his previous three starts. He gave up five, five and seven runs in those outings...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins and the Trade Deadline

We're nearly at the all-star break, which means we're a fair way past the first half of the season but everyone's required to refer to it as the first half anyway.  It's also a good time to look back on what has transpired thus far and what I hope to see in the 2nd half, mainly because that's what everyone does at the all-star break.  The most exciting part...
Via Down with Goldy
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins place Nolasco on DL, recall Herrmann

One day after it was announced that Ricky Nolasco has been dealing with a sore elbow, the Minnesota Twins placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. To take Nolasco's place on the 25-man roster, the Twins recalled catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester. Nolasco, who lasted just two innings Sunday against the Yankees, had not made any...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Gift Meter: Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins put on a display of stoicism the other day when they said farewell to the Captain.1. The last second base ever used at the Metrodome, on October 11, 2009 when the Yankees eliminated the Twins in the ALDS. The gift was presented by Twins 2B Brian Dozier, who idolized Jeter while he grew up.2. A check for $10,000 to Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, presented by Hall...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano Gives Kendrys Morales Some Fashion Tips While On First Base

The dude really does it all (and for $240 million he really should). During the Mariners’ win over the Twins last night, Robinson Cano lent a helping hand to Kendrys Morales, unbuttoning Morales’ jersey and letting Morales breathe a bit. Your browser does not support iframes. More importantly, at least for Seattle fans like myself, the Mariners are nine games over .500 and don’t...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer leading charge to get ex-Twin Morneau voted to All-Star Game

Many people in Twins Territory are hoping that former Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau will return to Target Field for next week's All-Star Game. Joe Mauer is helping lead the charge. Mauer recorded a short video urging Twins fans to vote for Morneau in the Final Vote, which allows fans to select one of five finalists in each league for the last spot on the All-Star roster...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Molitor reflects on his 'weird' All-Star experiences

Paul Molitor finished his Hall of Fame career with 3,319 hits, which currently ranks 10th most all time. Yet despite Molitor's prowess at the plate for 21 big league seasons, the St. Paul native and current Minnesota Twins coach never had much success in All-Star Games. Molitor has just one All-Star hit on his resume. In fact, most of Molitor's seven All-Star appearances...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Ricky Nolasco, Sam Fuld, Miguel Sano

Minnesota Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco will undergo an MRI on Tuesday after finally admitting he has been dealing with elbow problems since spring training, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Assistant GM Rob Antony told Berardino that Nolasco has been dealing with soreness and finds it difficult to get loose:“After some coaxing he finally admitted...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano unbuttons Kendrys Morales' jersey (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.While standing on first base, Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano began playfully unbuttoning the jersey of Minnesota Twins first baseman Kendrys Morales during Monday night's game at Safeco Field.It happened in the bottom of the fifth as Cano reached base on a single. Morales had already left the top button of his jersey unbuttoned, but...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano Showing Minnesota Twins Kendrys Morales How to Dress?

It is not unusual for opponents to have a rather contentious relationship; Miguel Cabrera and Adrian Beltre have shown us that. Sometimes opponents actually get along during games. Sometimes they even give each other tips on how to dress for success--like Robinson Cano gave Kendry Morales during the fifth inning of Monday night's Twins/Mariners game.@cjzero/TwitterCan anyone...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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