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Ervin Santana set to rejoin the Twins

The Minnesota Twins can now rejoice as the team’s biggest acquisition can now rejoin the team. Pitcher Ervin Santana has served his debt to society and will make his season debut. Santana is coming off an 80-game suspension for testing positive for Stanozolol , a performance enhancing drug, in April right after the Twins signed him to a four year deal worth $55 million. This came...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins improving rotation and bullpen with recent roster moves

The Minnesota Twins had to make roster moves with Ervin Santana set to come off the restricted list and all the dust settled Saturday as the veteran right-hander was officially reinstated. Santana will join the Twins rotation and start Sunday afternoon’s game against the Kansas City Royals while Trevor May loses his starting spot and moves to the bullpen. The team demoted top...
Via Baseball Essential
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' lead over Twins falls to 3 1/2 games after 5-3 loss at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton, homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks' grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the cycle by a home run, with the other run...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mauer has 2-run HR among 4 hits as Twins beat Royals 5-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton (2-2), homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks' grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the cycle by a home run, with the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Sano wasting no time making impact

Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano has wasted no time making a positive impact for the team since his call-up earlier this week. The slugger is 3-for-8 (.375) through his first two games and he’s made every one of his at-bats count, especially the hits. Sano got his first base hit, an infield single, in the 9th inning of his Major League debut and was then replaced for a pinch...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins option pitcher Meyer to Triple-A

The Twins announced late Friday night that they had optioned right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester. Meyer, a prized prospect, made two appearances for the Twins, allowing five runs on four hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched, with three walks and three strikeouts. In minor-league action this season, the 25-year-old Meyer has gone 3-3 with a 5.11 ERA over 56 1/3 innings...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Mizzou pitcher helps send Royals to a fourth straight loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night. Gibson (6-6) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth before turning the lead over to Glen Perkins, who remained perfect in 26 save attempts. Perkins is two saves shy of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins to call up top prospect Miguel Sano

The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of their organization’s top prospect, Miguel Sano. Sano’s fun personality could bring a great atmosphere to the Minnesota clubhouse. (Rob Carr/Getty Images North America) Sano, who hails from the Dominican Republic, is ranked as the No. 9 overall prospect in the minor leagues by MLB.com. A third baseman by trade, Sano will likely...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, July 2-5

After a 5-4 road trip, the Kansas City Royals return home for 11 games leading into the All Star Break. The home stand begins with a big American League Central matchup against the second place Minnesota Twins, who sit 4.5 games back. The Royals went into Minnesota in early June behind the Twins in the […]
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins call up top prospect Miguel Sano

Following an 11-17 June, the Twins have fallen five games behind the Royals in the AL Central, just one game ahead of the Tigers for second place in the division. Minnesota is only a half-game away from the league’s second wild-card bid, but is fighting in a mosh pit with five other clubs for that spot. To try and break from the pack, the Twins have to put their best team on...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins set to call up Miguel Sano

The Minnesota Twins are dipping into their farm system once again this season as they hope calling up their number two overall prospect, Miguel Sano, will bring a spark to their lineup. Sano earns the call up after hitting 15 home runs and 48 RBIs with a .374 on-base percentage in the Twins’ AA affiliate, the Chattanooga Lookouts. The call up was first reported by Twins’ beat...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins send Vargas to Double-A

The Minnesota Twins optioned first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas to Double-A Chattanooga after Wednesday's game. The 24-year-old Vargas is batting .244 with a .276 on-base percentage and .365 slugging percentage for Minnesota this season. Last season as a rookie, he hit .274/.316/.456 in 56 games. Earlier this year, Vargas was sent to Triple-A Rochester and batted .302...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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