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Hartman: Ryan, Gardenhire expected to return to Twins

He also implied he will return as GM next season if his health continues to improve, a decision he won’t make until the end of the year. Ryan had surgery to remove cancer from his neck in February and radiation treatments before returning to work full-time in June. Ryan was asked if he wants to come back next season. “Let me get through the year,” he said. “Like everything...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Despite fingernail problem, Hughes pitching like Twins ace

MINNEAPOLIS -- Not even a cracked fingernail can slow Phil Hughes down. The Twins right-hander has looked the part of a staff ace this month, continuing with another solid performance in Thursday's series finale against Cleveland. Hughes allowed just one run in seven innings while striking out eight Indians in Minnesota's 4-1 victory. During the game, though, a fingernail...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days 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 […]
Via RotoBaller
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
3 days 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
3 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...
Via NESN.com
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Prospect Byron Buxton Knocked Out After Outfield Collision (Video)

Byron Buxton just can’t buy a break. The Minnesota Twins prospect is considered one of baseball’s top prospects, but he’s been bitten hard by the injury bug this season. Buxton had already missed a good chunk of time with a wrist injury before returning to action with the Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins’ Class-A Advanced club. In his first game at Double-A New Britain on Wednesday...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top prospect Byron Buxton knocked unconscious in scary outfield collision (video)

Minnesota Twins minor leaguer Byron Buxton, widely considered one of the top prospects in baseball, if not the best, was knocked unconscious Wednesday night after colliding with teammate Mike Kvasnicka during a Double-A game. Buxton, 20, was making his first appearance for the Twins’ Double-A affiliate New Brighton Rock Cats after being called up from […] The post Top prospect...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton carted away in ambulance after collision

Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton was carted away in an ambulance and taken to the hospital after colliding with a teammate in right-center field during his debut with the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats on Wednesday. Buxton is rated as MLB.com’s top prospect for his ability to hit for power, average, run and make […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins are makin’ deals

We don’t know what the Twins will ultimately receive for Kevin Correia yet from the Dodgers, but we do know that with Josh Willingham’s trade today, the Twins will receive Jason Adam from the Royals, a middle reliever from the triple A Omaha Storm Chasers. Any time you get something in return for what was essentially going to bring you no value, it’s a good trade. Kevin Correia...
Via The Rhino and Compass
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins sign 240-pound undrafted pitcher with 100-MPH fastball

SAN FRANCISCO — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. His manager was Joey Gomes, the brother of big leaguer Jonny...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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