Minnesota Twins pitching report following a 1-5 Week 3

The Minnesota Twins as a team would like to forget week 3 of the regular season, but there are continued bright spots amongst the pitching staff. As the Minnesota Twins faced off against the Indians and Tigers, the hope was to get back on track and declare their dominance on the AL Central. That didn’t […] Minnesota Twins pitching report following a 1-5 Week 3 - Puckett's Pond...
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Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano is the Man of Many Talents

Minnesota Twins 3rd baseman Miguel Sano has shown the organization he is not just a powerful bat, the kid has many talents around the diamond. It’s no secret that Miguel Sano has been a powerful and consistent hitter for the Minnesota Twins this year. What is over-looked is the fact that he has a lot […] Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano is the Man of Many Talents - Puckett's Pond...
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Minnesota Twins' Ryan O'Rourke to Have Tommy John Surgery

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Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton Gets Two Hits in Win Over Rangers

Some may call it a miracle or just dumb luck, but Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins had a multi-hit game on Tuesday night against the Rangers. For the first time this season, Byron Buxton had a multi-hit game. After struggling all season long at the plate, Buxton finally showed a glimmer of hope for […] Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton Gets Two Hits in Win Over Rangers - Puckett...
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Sano sparkles at plate, in field in Twins rout

Miguel Sano put on a showcase performance at the plate and on the diamond Tuesday in the Twins' 8-1 victory over the Rangers, hitting a soaring homer that started a huge inning and making some nifty plays at third base.
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Twins ride hot Santana, big inning past Texas

Twins pitcher Ervin Santana continues to build on one of the best starts to a season in his career, holding the Rangers to one run over seven innings in an 8-1 victory at Globe Life Park on Tuesday.
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Twins’ Ryan O’Rourke To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Twins left-hander Ryan O’Rourke, who has been on the disabled list all season, will undergo surgery to repair a tear in his left elbow’s ulnar collateral ligament, the team announced today. “We were all holding on to a little hope that he might get a couple options to how he should proceed instead of having to undergo the Tommy John procedure, but unfortunately didn’t get...
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Twins thinking sweep as Santiago takes hill

Twins left-hander Hector Santiago will be trying to recapture his success at Globe Life Park when he pitches against Cole Hamel and the Rangers on Wednesday night.
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Santana, seven-run fifth inning lead Twins over Rangers 8-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ervin Santana delivered his fourth straight outstanding start, Miguel Sano sparked a seven-run fifth inning with a leadoff homer and the Minnesota Twins pounded the Texas Rangers 8-1 on Tuesday night. Santana (4-0) allowed a run, four hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings. He went into the game leading major league starters in ERA (0.64...
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Polanco Providing Poise

Photo Credit: Jesse Johnson, USA Today SportsShortstop is becoming a position of strength across baseball. Names like Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, and Corey Seager are becoming household names. These budding infielders are leading the next generation of baseball stars. It is truly seems like the sky could be the limit for each of them.The sky has not been the limit for the Twins...
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Offseason In Review: Minnesota Twins

This is the latest entry in MLBTR’s Offseason In Review series. The full index of Offseason In Review posts can be found here. The first offseason of the Twins’ new-look front office was headlined by a litany of Brian Dozier trade rumors that never came to fruition. Ultimately, the winter proved to be a quiet one for a club that has spent the better part of a decade in the...
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There’s Still Hope For Byron Buxton

By Mac Tobin – @TobyMac10 Nothing drops but rain drops… and Twins fans’ hopes that center fielder Byron Buxton will be the caliber player he is expected to become. Buxton was the No. 1 ranked prospect in baseball in 2014 before debuting for Minnesota in 2015. Things have been rocky ever since. After hitting only .209 in his 46-game call-up, 2016 was supposed to be Buxton...
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WATCH: Miguel Sano throws punch as benches clear in Twins-Tigers game

Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano is a big man. The 25-year-old stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 260 pounds. That’s a linebacker frame on a MLB player.So when Sano gets angry, it’s probably best not to cross paths with him. Someone should have told this to Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann when the two teams faced off on Saturday. After seeing Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd throw...
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WATCH: JaCoby Jones takes fastball to the mouth, immediately leaves game

JaCoby Jones of the Detroit Tigers took a Justin Haley fastball right to the face on Saturday, and it was a scary scene.It was in the bottom of the third. Haley lost control of a four-seam fastball, and he immediately wished he could have it back as Jones bolted straight for the dugout bleeding from the mouth.He never made it, falling to the ground in obvious pain as trainers rushed...
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Box Score 4/19: On this date things got wild in the Palace

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Celtics to show up this postseason.Happy birthday to Candace Parker, Joe Mauer, Troy Polamalu, Randolph Keys and Al Unser Jr. On this date in 1990 Bill Laimbeer and Charles Barkley had a very expensive...
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Brian Dozier hits inside-the-park home run

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier pulled off a rare feat Sunday against the Chicago White Sox by hitting an inside-the-park home run.The score was knotted up at 0-0 in the bottom half of the fifth inning before Dozier went around the bases in one fell swoop, despite the ball never leaving the park. Here’s a look at just how close the play was at the plate. And did we...
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Every Minnesota Twins fan should be happy about the 2017 start

If you said at the beginning of the Major League Baseball season the Minnesota Twins would be 7-4 and first in the American League Central, most critics would have told you to quit dreaming. However, the Twins have surprised some people with its early success. It swept by 2015 World Series champion Kansas City to start opening week Minnesota bullied its way through division rival...
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Tigers' Andrew Romine drug tested after hitting surprising grand slam

Light-hitting Detroit Tigers utility man Andrew Romine hit a rather stunning grand slam on Wednesday to lead his team to a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins, but he was in for a surprise after the game.Fittingly, Romine was randomly drug tested after his big performance, which he admitted to the media afterward.“Immediately when I walked in, it was, you got a drug test,” Romine...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

My two-year-old is in love with reading books right now, which is awesome. Our current favorite is The Day the Crayons Quit, which is affectionately known as “the crayon book” around here. Unfortunately, some books have made their way into our house which I don’t enjoy reading, with my least favorite being Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I regularly...
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Twins ask Tigers to fumigate clubhouse following sickly Red Sox visit

The Minnesota Twins are off to a surprising 5-1 start and apparently are taking precautions to make sure something fluky doesn’t halt the early-season momentum.The Twins reportedly have asked the Detroit Tigers to fumigate the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park ahead of a three-game series starting Tuesday afternoon, according to the Star Tribune’s Jason Gonzalez.Why? Because...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Sano’s Little Adjustment Could Mean Big Things

While Byron Buxton‘s first week was discouraging owing to the presence of his ongoing contact issues, another former uber prospect, Miguel Sano, put together a promising opening week during the Twins’ surprising start to the season. Sano’s resume is dotted with its own swing-and-miss issues, and strikeouts will always be a part of Sano’s game as a three-outcome slugger. ...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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