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Video: Andrew Wiggins throws out first pitch at Twins game

Timberwolves rookie SF Andrew Wiggins threw out the first pitch at Monday night’s Diamondbacks-Twins games. And he delivered—throwing a strike in the Twins’ final home series of 2014. He posed for a photo before the game, and was all smiles before throwing out the first pitch. He then took the mound and threw a pitch that...
Via The Sports Daily
43 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Vargas, Berrios honored as Twins' top minor-leaguers

MINNEAPOLIS -- First baseman Kennys Vargas and right-hander Jose Berrios were named the Minnesota Twins' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Vargas, 24, spent most of the 2014 season with Double-A New Britain, where he hit .281 with 17 home runs, 17 doubles and 63 RBI in 97 games for the Rock Cats. Those numbers were good enough for the Twins to call up...
Via Fox Sports North
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Aaron Hicks scratched with stiff back

The Minnesota Twins fell to 66-88 on the season following a 7-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. The Twins are seventh in the league in runs scored, but have been derailed this season due to a staff that is 29th in ERA. The Twins were without outfielder Aaron Hicks, who was a late scratch due to a stiff back.#455744876 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Mike Berardino at...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Glen Perkins shut down for season

The Minnesota Twins have announced that closer Glen Perkins will be shut down for the season due to nerve damage in his forearm.  While this sounds like terrible news, general manager Terry Ryan told MLB.com that the news is actually "good news," for Perkins and the Twins.  It is an injury that can easily be taken care diagnosed and taken care of.LaVelle E. Neal later...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Plouffe delivers, Twins post another narrow win

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Trevor Plouffe of old might have let his 10th inning error eat at him. His two strikeouts? Those might have lingered, too. But the 2014 edition of Plouffe has been more consistent at the plate and has separated missed plays in the field from his at-bats. Such was the case Friday against Cleveland when Plouffe delivered a walk-off single to lift the Twins to a 5...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins shut down closer Perkins for rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins' 2014 season is over. The Twins announced Friday that they're shutting down their All-Star closer for the final 10 games. Perkins was diagnosed with left forearm inflammation as well as secondary nerve irritation in his arm. It was noted by general manager Terry Ryan and team doctor John Steubs that there was no structural damage found in Perkins...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins hot take from Ohio

Glen Perkins is on the shelf while getting his entire arm MRI’d. I’m not sure that is a verb. Anyway, the Twins find themselves without a closer for the remainder of the season, There has been some speculation as to who the Twins will use in that role for the remainder of the season. Michael Tonkin? Anthony Swarzak? Lester Oliiveros? Here’s my opinion. Are you ready? Here...
Via The Rhino and Compass
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals claim Twins’ Opening Day shortstop off waivers

t’s not often you see a team’s Opening Day shortstop get claimed off regular, non-revocable waivers in mid-September, but the Twins just lost Pedro Florimon to the Nationals on the waiver wire. Of course, Florimon lost Minnesota’s shortstop job in April and has spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he hit just .257 with a .717 OPS in 85 games.
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibson bears down, Twins win first home series since July

Before you dive into that morning pot of coffee, the next sentence might be the only pick up you need. The Twins have won a series. Not only that, but one at home. Their 8-4 victory over Detroit on Wednesday allowed them to take two of three from the two-time defending AL Central champions, who saw their lead over Kansas City shrink to one-half game thanks to an in-game personality...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Eduardo Escobar, Oswaldo Arcia

Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar injured his right shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Escobar had to leave the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Meanwhile, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to miss a couple more days, but should be able to return by Friday after tweaking his back...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco's strong effort saved by Twins' ninth-inning rally

Whatever was wrong with their Opening Day starter for most of the year, Ricky Nolasco seems to have fixed it. But now something is wrong with the Twins’ All-Star closer. Their former All-Star closer, too. Glen Perkins and Joe Nathan took turns blowing saves Tuesday, with the Twins getting the last chance to celebrate. Aaron Hicks, down to a 3-and-2 count and two outs, beat out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Oswaldo Arcia exits with back tightness

Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was forced out of Monday night's game after tweaking his back on a swing, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Arcia hurt himself when taking a big hack at a pitch in the sixth inning.Bollinger says that Arcia took a huge swing at a Max Scherzer fastball and instantly grabbed his back in pain, bringing the trainer and manager Ron...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins can take some good things away from season

Brian Dozier – Photo Credit – Keith Allison Another year, and yet another fifth place finish in the AL Central for the Minnesota Twins. The once proud franchise is heading towards their third last-place finish in the past four years and it is a far cry from the team that made the postseason six times during a nine-year span from 2002-10′. The problem is, they have not been...
Via Hot Stove MLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are probably going to end 2014 with their best record since 2010, but given that they’re coming off three-straight 96-loss seasons, that’s not exactly a consolation. This once proud franchise has fallen onto rough times, and their 2014 season could be their most disappointing year considering the additions the club made in the offseason. Preseason Prediction: The...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Danny Santana, Glen Perkins

The Minnesota Twins are hoping to get center fielder Danny Santana and closer Glen Perkins back in the next few days, reports Rhett Bollingerof MLB.com:#453504708 / gettyimages.comSantana suffered a lower back strain while making a throw from center field in the second inning of Saturday’s game and was held out of the lineup on Sunday. Manager Ron Gardenhire said it was just...
Via MLB Injury News
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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