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Twinkie Town Jul 16, 2017
Sunday Twins: Even more trade discussion

Sunday Twins: Even more trade discussion

Bad contracts, trades, and the Astros are insanely good. Marc Normandin has a piece on how Pablo Sandoval’s contract compares to other bad contracts in baseball. Joe Mauer’s is listed here, but let’s be clear: The contract was good when we signed it, but has become bad. I also don’t think the contract is an albatross, preventing the Twins from signing any big free agents. In other words, LEAVE JOE MAUER ALONE! The Twins likely need a starter (plus more) if they are to contend this year. Many have pointed to Sonny Gray as an option, but Jackson Bruce at Puckett’s Pond thinks he...
Twinkie Town Jul 15, 2017
Twins News: Mauer returns, Buxton to DL

Twins News: Mauer returns, Buxton to DL

This is why we can’t have nice things. Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Well, you don’t have a choice. The good news is that Joe Mauer is back from the DL. The bad news is Byron Buxton is replacing him there, per Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press. Last night Buxton injured his groin, and had to leave the game early. Now he’ll be out at least 10 days, depending on how bad it is (obviously). The injury comes at a bad time for Buxton, as he’s been hitting very well so far in 10 games in July: .387/.457/.516 with a HR and 2B. He had his BA up to .218 at this point,...
Twins reinstate Mauer, place Buxton on 10-day DL

Twins reinstate Mauer, place Buxton on 10-day DL

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is back after a six-game absence, while Byron Buxton has been added to the DL with a groin injury
KFFL Jul 15, 2017

Twins | Joe Mauer activated

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (back) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Saturday, July ...
Twinkie Town Jul 13, 2017
Minnesota Twins 2017 midterm grades

Minnesota Twins 2017 midterm grades

Since it’s the All-Star Break, let’s take a look at how the team has performed so far. The All-Star break is the unofficial “halftime” of the MLB season, so let’s take a look at the surprising Minnesota Twins team, and see how they rate so far. 1B: A- Players: Joe Mauer, 66 games; Kennys Vargas, 22 games; Miguel Sano, 6 games; Chris Gimenez 5 games. Joe Mauer has played gold-glove caliber defense, and been hitting well for the last few months. Kennys Vargas has been an acceptable defensive replacement when he has been with the team. The problem is the lack of a real back-up...

Mauer hopes his back won't keep him out long, other notes

The Twins lost to Baltimore 5-1 on Saturday, their first loss to them in six game this season.

Twins place Mauer on DL, recall Vargas from Rochester

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the 10-day disabled list.
Washington Times Jul 7, 2017

Twins place Mauer on DL, recall Vargas from Rochester

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the 10-day disabled list. The team said Friday that Mauer has a low back/lumbar strain on his left side. He hurt himself during Tuesday's game with the Los Angeles Angels. Mauer's time on the DL is retroactive ...
Twinkie Town Jul 7, 2017
Joe Mauer finally lands on DL, Kennys Vargas recalled

Joe Mauer finally lands on DL, Kennys Vargas recalled

Why didn’t the Twins do this like two days ago? I am so mad!!! (lol j/k, whatever.) Joe Mauer—remember him? He’s the Twins first baseman, or at least he’s supposed to be. He hasn’t played since the fourth of July because he’s had a bad back. It seemed like a no-brainer for the Twins to just put him on the DL and give him some extra rest, especially with the All-Star Break coming up, but the team did nothing—until now. Yes, yes. Joe is now, FINALLY, officially on the DL. Well, okay, not officially officially. It’s not on the Twins transactions page and they haven’t sent out...

Vargas jumps into Twins lineup, with Mauer likely headed to DL

Manager Paul Molitor had used Miguel Sano at first base in place of Mauer the previous two games, but Kennys Vargas gets a start there on Friday.
Twinkie Town Jul 7, 2017
Brandon Kintzler named to All-Star Game

Brandon Kintzler named to All-Star Game

Looks like the Twins closer will be heading to Miami after all. When the All-Star Game rosters were announced, some thought Twins closer Brandon Kintzler was a snub. However, all has been rectified, as MLB announced four replacement players for the AL All-Star team today with Kintzler is among them. Kintzler will be joining Miguel Sano and Ervin Santana as the Twins’ 2017 All-Star Game representatives. It’s the first time the Twins have sent three representatives to the game since 2009, when Joe Mauer, Justin Jason Morneau, and Joe Nathan all made the team. It may seem surprising since...
KFFL Jul 7, 2017

Twins | Joe Mauer officially placed on DL

Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (back) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday, July ...

Kintzler named to All-Star team; Mauer headed to the DL

The Twins are preparing to play the Orioles tonight at Target Field in the second game of a four-game series
KFFL Jul 7, 2017

Twins | Joe Mauer headed to DL

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (back) is reportedly headed to the disabled list due to ...

The safe move is to place Mauer on the disabled list, other notes

The Twins have won all four games against the Orioles this season, including on Thursday when they came back from an early deficit to take a 6-4 win

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