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Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins entered Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in last place in the American League Central with a record of 44-53. The offense has been solid at 11th in the league in runs scored, but the main problem for the Twins has been a pitching staff that is 27th in the league in ERA. Two key members of the team, Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco, are improving...
Via MLB Injury News
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Willingham helps stop Twins' bleeding with key homer

MINNEAPOLIS -- If the Minnesota Twins are indeed shopping Josh Willingham as a possible trade chip, the veteran outfielder made a good impression Monday night. Willingham hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Minnesota to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians. His ninth homer of the season was also his second hit of the game, and it came at a...
Via Fox Sports North
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins: Kurt Suzuki contract talks fizzled fast

The Minnesota Twins recently broached the subject of a contract extension with all-star catcher Kurt Suzuki, but the talks didn't go very far. According to two people with direct knowledge, the Twins and Dan Lozano, Suzuki's agent, had exploratory talks about extending the catcher's expiring contract. Establishing fair contract parameters, however, appears to be a challenge...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fan Creates Dante Exum Jersey from Wicked Sunburn

A Twins superfan created a one-of-a-kind Brian Dozier back hair jersey a couple weeks ago and it was hard to believe someone could rival that creativity, but this unique gentleman certainly entered the conversation for best impromptu jersey:   Hey I wanted @rodneymhood jersey they weren’t out yet — Kenny Bania (@dilldrape7) July 20, 2014 [Sport Spyder...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bringing Your AAA Game - Trevor May & Robert Refsnyder

First, an update on some guys I have written about previously: Jimmy Nelson got the call (he had one spot start earlier this season) and struggled against the Cardinals.  He was hit with some very bad luck and walked 2 batters in only 4.1 innings.  He did strike out 5 and poor defense behind him gave him two unearned runs to go with 6 earned.  I think this was just a bump in...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins GM Terry Ryan: We're a long way from .500

MINNEAPOLIS -- Three days ago, the vibe around the Twins' clubhouse was one of stern cognizance, a renewed focus on concocting some sort of momentum out of the All-Star break. Sunday afternoon, it was downright designation. Less profit. More fruitlessness. And the recognition that, for the fourth straight season, Minnesota's in a position to sell, not buy, at the non-waiver...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What kind of manager is Ron Gardenhire?

Joe Posnanski recently wrote an extensive (though not by his standards) missive on a rough bit of management by Ned Yost. Posnanski insists that Yost was perfect for the Royals as a manger when he was hired, and they needed to begin turning their fortunes around, but he isn’t the best gae manager. The team needs someone to get them over the hump now that they are at the brink...
Via The Rhino and Compass
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Injured Mauer takes small steps towards returning to Twins

It was only a game of soft-toss in the infield, followed by fielding a few ground balls, including a handful while on his knees. But for the Twins and their injured first baseman, Joe Mauer’s light workout Saturday was an excellent sign. “At least he’s [doing] baseball activity,” General Manager Terry Ryan said. “Let’s wait and see what he comes in feeling like tomorrow...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Hughes outdueled in loss to Tampa Bay

MINNEAPOLIS -- With two swings of his bat, Sean Rodriguez quashed the seemingly impending pitchers' duel set to take place at Target Field on Saturday night. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and anyone else who took a look at the matchup before settling into their seats or couches at home could've anticipated as much. "The names are there," he said before his team&...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Beautiful rainbow frames Target Field during Home Run Derby (pics)

The weather did not cooperate with allowing the Home Run Derby to start on time on Monday night, with rain and unseasonably chilly temperatures — Polar Vortex rears its ugly head again, apparently — but things got kicked off a little more than an hour late at Target Field. And while the majestic long balls […] The post Beautiful rainbow hovers over Target Field during Home...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fan catches two homers at Home Run Derby (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Minnesota Twins fan who attended Monday night's Home Run Derby with his three kids had the good fortune of catching two home run balls from the front row of the second deck at Target Field in Minneapolis.Adam Koering caught a 352-foot homer by Minnesota Twins infielder Brian Dozier and a 354-foot home run from Baltimore Orioles outfielder...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Brian Dozier Wearing Captain America Batting Gloves For 2014 HR Derby (Photo)

Photo Credit: @bracehemmelgarn/Twitter As Minnesota Twins Brian Dozier prepares for the Home Run Derby, the infielder decided to take some pictures wearing his batting gloves for the night… what else, but Under Armour’s Captain America gloves. Pretty cool!
Via Blog Surface
7 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Target Field rolls out DraftServ, self-serve beer dispensers for All-Star Game (photo)

The Minnesota Twins, in cooperation with  company Delaware North and Anheuser-Busch, are rolling out a fantastic new concession stand feature sure to get beer lovers attending festivities related to the 2014 All-Star Game a new and novel means through which they will be able to wet their whistles. Fans making their way through the concourses […] The post Target Field rolls out...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins have installed self-serve beer stations at Target Field

The Minnesota Twins are experimenting with a new concession feature that could make fans at next week’s All-Star Game extremely happy – they’ve introduced self-serve beer stations. To use one of the stations, fans will need to show their ID at a cash register and load a card with either $10 or $20. They’ll then scan their card at the machine, choose the beer they want (Bud...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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