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Twinsights: Terry Ryan 'disappointed' by Adrian Salcedo's PED suspension

When Double-A Chattanooga right-hander Adrian Salcedo was hit with an 80-game suspension Wednesday after testing positive for both a performance-enhancing drug and a banned stimulant, it marked the Twins’ 16th PED suspension since 2005. It also came 26 days after Ervin Santana, also from the Dominican Republic, drew an 80-game steroid suspension of his own. “Obviously, it’s under my umbrella. I am disappointed,” Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. “It looks like he made a bad decision, too, and now it’s going to cost him 80 games.” Salcedo, who opened eyes with his power...
Twinkie Town Apr 26, 2015

Twins 8, Mariners 5: Wins Good

Two young pitchers, both did OK, the Twins did done win. The Twins of Minnesota started this season hoping their pitching would be slightly better and their offense good as it seemed near the end of last year. Unbelievably, after Ervin Santana went down for cheating, the pitching has been (to date) slightly better. The offense . . . um . . . Them Twins were counting on three young talents (Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia, Kennys Vargas) to continue their 2014 promise and veterans like Torii Hunter and Kurt Suzuki to keep hitting much baseballs. Any rational observer would have expected a few...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 13, 2015
Twins' GM Ryan on Ervin Santana: 'You shouldn't make that mistake'

Twins' GM Ryan on Ervin Santana: 'You shouldn't make that mistake'

Ervin Santana was back home in Clearwater, Fla., so he wasn't introduced as part of Monday's home opener at Target Field.

Twinsights: Ervin Santana long-tossing, pointing toward extended spring

Ervin Santana was back home in Clearwater, Fla., so he wasn’t introduced as part of Monday’s home opener at Target Field. However, the $55 million pitcher and his 80-game steroid suspension were a hot topic in general manager Terry Ryan’s pregame session with the media. Santana has resumed long-tossing at an undisclosed location, Ryan said, and will likely return to Fort Myers, Fla., to pitch in extended spring training games “sometime in May.” With a tentative return date of July 4 in Kansas City, Santana would be eligible to go on a rehab assignment of up to 30 days. Roughly...
For Twins' Ervin Santana, the action has been off the field

For Twins' Ervin Santana, the action has been off the field

The process server arrived at Ervin Santana's gated manor in Clearwater, Fla., at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and punched numbers into the callbox.
Twins expect Ervin Santana 'intermittently'

Twins expect Ervin Santana 'intermittently'

DETROIT -- Suspended right-hander Ervin Santana remains in Florida, where he maintains a home in Clearwater, but the Twins aren't expecting him to be a regular presence at their Fort Myers facility.

Twinsights: An update on Ervin Santana's whereabouts, plans

DETROIT --Suspended right-hander Ervin Santana remains in Florida, where he maintains a home in Clearwater, but the Twins aren’t expecting him to be a regular presence at their Fort Myers facility. “I’m not sure exactly when he’ll go back,” Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. “Intermittently, I suspect he’ll be down there.” Due to return from an 80-game drug suspension on July 4, Santana probably won’t start to ramp back up until it’s time for a second spring training of sorts. “For the time being I don’t see where he needs to be down in Fort Myers,” Ryan said....

Monday (Reasons for Twins optimism on opening day) edition: Wha' Happened?

Let’s face it: The Twins were projected to finish poorly this season even before Ervin Santana was busted for an 80-game suspension on Friday. Almost every prediction we saw saw them finishing with between 66 and 74 wins, always in last place in what figures to be a very good AL Central. Without Santana, the picture is even bleaker. That said, spring training is a time for hand-wringing. And we’ll have the rest of the season to gripe and see how this all plays out. On Opening Day, though, there’s still time for optimism. The Twins are 0-0. Anything, in theory, can happen. As such, here...
Twinkie Town Apr 6, 2015

Welcome to Opening Day!

Twins baseball returns. Opening Day for your own team is always a beautiful thing. Granted, we were dealt a blow on Friday as news of the Ervin Santana suspension came down, but even then it's impossible to completely drown out the joy of baseball actually being back. We all have our questions. How long will Mike Pelfrey last? Can Torii Hunter put together one more decent campaign? How will Paul Molitor's influence play out in the wins column? When will the organization finally turn the Major League team over to the young players who will actually help this club win games in the future?...

Twinsights: Twins rank 19th in MLB payroll

DETROIT -- Ervin Santana won't pitch for the Twins until July 4 at the earliest, but he's already making an impact on the Twins' league-wide ranking. In Opening Day payroll, that is. According to figures obtained by USA Today, the Twins open 2015 with a payroll of $108.3 million, 19th in the majors. That includes the suspended Santana, on whom they will save a little over $6.5 million in unpaid salary. The Twins ended the past two seasons ranked 24th in payroll for Major League Baseball. They hadn't opened a year north of $100 million since 2012, when they were […] The post Twinsights:...

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  • 12 Stephen Strasburg

    Stephen Strasburg

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  • 12 Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper

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  • 8 Michael Pineda

    Michael Pineda

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  • 7 J.J. Hardy

    J.J. Hardy

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