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Twins News: Minnesota signs Kurt Suzuki to two-year, $12 million extension

The Minnesota Twins have signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension that includes a vesting option for 2017, the team announced.We knew that the two sides were talking about a deal, but multiple reports suggested that a deal was not close early this afternoon. Suzuki and the Twins moved quickly on a deal and it ended up getting done.#452944842 / gettyimages...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s Trade Milone, Reacquire Fuld

Meet the new Fuld, same as the old Fuld. It wasn’t exactly a blockbuster trade on the scale of Lester-for-Cespedes, but the A’s added outfield depth this morning by reacquiring utility outfielder Sam Fuld from the Minnesota Twins for left-handed starter Tommy Milone. Fuld began the season in Oakland as a backup, but was designated for assignment by the team in late April, a victim...
Via BaySportsNet
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins acquire LHP Milone from A's, call up prospect Vargas

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins got busy early Thursday, the final day of baseball's non-waiver trade deadline. Minnesota acquired left-handed starting pitcher Tommy Milone from Oakland, sending outfielder Sam Fuld to the A's. Fuld, 32, began the 2014 season in Oakland but was later placed on waivers and claimed by Minnesota. He appeared in 54 games for Minnesota, batting .274 with...
Via Fox Sports North
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins buy low on Tommy Milone

With an abundance of starting pitching following this morning’s Jon Lester trade, the Oakland Athletics have flipped Tommy Milone to the Twins for Sam Fuld. As others have said, it's Tommy Milone to Minnesota for outfielder Sam Fuld. Deal is straight up. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2014 Milone had a 3.55 ERA in 16 major league starts this season, but was demoted...
Via The Outside Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Minnesota unlikely to trade Josh Willingham

According to Mike Berardino of TwinCities.com, the Minnesota Twins are unlikely to move Josh Willingham prior to the non-waiver trade deadline.Person with direct knowledge: Appears Josh Willingham is staying put (for now) with #mntwins. August waiver deal always possible.— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) July 31, 2014 #452437650 / gettyimages.comWillingham, 35-years-old, is an...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Ricky Nolasco, Joe Mauer

The Minnesota Twins entered Wednesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals in last place in the American League Central with a record of 48-57. The Twins pitching staff, which is 27th in the league in ERA, has improved the past two games, allowing a combined four runs on Monday and Tuesday. On the injury front, there is good news regarding Ricky Nolasco and Joe Mauer...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins name teen with heart condition honorary manager in ‘Little Big League’ tribute (vid)

The Minnesota Twins wanted to something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary this month of the film, “Little Big League.” To do so, the team went above and beyond simply doing something hokey and instead utilized the anniversary of the movie to lift the spirits of an ill 14-year-old baseball fan. “Little Big League” of […] The post Twins name teen with heart condition...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins could be trade partner as deadline nears

When things went south a few games after the All-Star break, it was obvious that the Minnesota Twins would be sellers at the trade deadline. After losing three games to Tampa Bay out of the break, the Twins fell even further out of contention and inched closer to a fourth straight losing season. The comments from general manager Terry Ryan seemed to back up the notion that Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins “really want to move” Josh Willingham

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Twins “really want to move” left fielder Josh Willingham before Thursday’s trade deadline, but a source tells him “I don’t think they’re getting any bites.” Which makes sense, because while the Twins may have been able to cash in Willingham for a solid return in 2012 following his career-year now his value is at an all-time...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gibson sharp, replay officials not so much as Twins win over KC

Ron Gardenhire knew there was a good chance he was going to get thrown out because of a replay challenge Tuesday. But he was astounded by the reason why. The Twins manager watched Kyle Gibson hold Kansas City to two hits over seven innings on Tuesday and collect the victory in a 2-1 decision over the Royals. But Gardenhire did it from his office, where he was banished by home plate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins trade rumors: Are the Twins done?

Ever since the All-Star Break, the Minnesota Twins have continued on their downward slide in the AL Central Division. As their chances of fighting to first place slowly slip away, I don’t think the Twins are quite finished in reeling and dealing with their players in the next few days before the trade deadline. Kendrys Morales About a month ago, I predicted that if the Twins were...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oswaldo Arcia shatters bat amid a shower of splinters after striking out (video)

Much like the rest of his Minnesota Twins teammates save for a few players having decent seasons, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is having a season to forget. After starting off the season on a relatively torrid pace for an inexperienced player, a sprained ankle in early June appeared to derail the 23-year-old’s season, an injury from […] The post Oswaldo Arcia shatters bat amid a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oswaldo Arcia destroys bat following strikeout

The Minnesota Twins had an enticing 10-game homestand greeting them after the All-Star break with hopes to climb back into the Wild Card race but instead a 3-7 result likely ended any unexpected postseason chances. Outfield prospect Oswaldo Arcia is one of many struggling bats in the Twins lineup and has seen his average slip from .302 in early June to a paltry .221 after Sunday’s...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Perkins helps save much-needed victory for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Not much has come easy for the Minnesota Twins this season. The ninth inning of Sunday's game against Chicago was no exception. After the Twins came back to take a lead in the seventh inning, the White Sox scored once in the eighth to cut Minnesota's lead to one. Yet even with All-Star closer Glen Perkins in to pitch the ninth, things got dicey for the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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