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Twinkie Town Aug 29, 2018
Tyler Austin powers his way into the Twins’ plans

Tyler Austin powers his way into the Twins’ plans

It didn’t seem at first that he would contribute much, but Tyler Austin has started looking like a future piece of the Twins offense. When the Twins signed Lance Lynn during spring training, it appeared that his presence would help stifle any worries about Ervin Santana missing the start of the season due to finger surgery. However, Lynn created his own agony as he struggled mightily upon arriving in Minnesota, averaging a walk per inning pitched and allowing at least 5 runs in four of his first five starts. He still walked far too many hitters after those first five April starts, but the...
Call to the Pen Aug 21, 2018

Minnesota Twins: It may be time to shut down Ervin Santana

The 2018 season has been a lost one for the Minnesota Twins, but for their presumed opening day starter, it’s been worse. The Minnesota Twins came into 2018 with hopes of competing for an American League Central division title. When the team’s most-reliable starter from 2017, Ervin Santana, went down before spring training even began […] Minnesota Twins: It may be time to shut down Ervin Santana - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

If this is the end for Ervin Santana, the Twins got their money's worth

Ervin Santana’s Twins career appears to be over, and if so it looks like this: Hideous, ugly bookends on an otherwise nice shelf. It started about as poorly as could be imagined, with Santana getting suspended 80 games for a positive PED test just days before the start of the 2015 season (and about an hour before the Star Tribune’s special Twins section was set to print, sending everyone in the office scurrying to remake countless pages that involved Santana). It’s ending about as poorly as could be imagined, with Santana’s finger injury slow to heal this spring, then still bothering...
Puckett's Pond Aug 19, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana back to DL, Stephen Gonsalves to start Monday

The Minnesota Twins received bad news once again regarding Ervin Santana’s finger and send him to the DL, Stephen Gonsalves to start Monday. The Minnesota Twins just recently worked Ervin Santana back into the rotation after he battled a finger injury for most of the season. The hopes of the Twins front office had to […] Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana back to DL, Stephen Gonsalves to start Monday - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Santana: Pain still lingers in pitching hand

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says the lingering pain in his surgically repaired middle finger has worsened, so he’s going back on the disabled list.
Twinkie Town Aug 19, 2018
Twins place Ervin Santana on 10-day DL because his finger still hurts

Twins place Ervin Santana on 10-day DL because his finger still hurts

It’s all kinda right there in the headline, folks. As most Twins fans are probably aware, 2017 All Star pitcher Ervin Santana had surgery on his middle finger over the offseason. The surgery was to correct an issue that was apparently the sort of general “wear and tear” kinda that had been bothering Santana for awhile, not an acute injury. Recovery of the surgery kept Santana on the DL up until late July of this year. Bad news: it appears the finger injury is still lingering. The Twins placed Santana back on the 10-day DL today explicitly due to the finger. The press release literally...

Ervin Santana back on disabled list; Stephen Gonsalves will debut Monday

Former All-Star starter still feeling lingering pain in his surgically repaired pitching finger.

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