9:47 PM EDT, Fri March 27, 2015

Twinsights: Bloop double 'disappointing' for Paul Molitor

JUPITER, Fla. -- Oswaldo Arcia, making his return to left field after an illness, went 1 for 3 Saturday with a run-scoring single. He also lost track of a Tyler Kelly bloop that fell in for a double off Alex Meyer. “That’s a disappointing double for me in that it didn’t have that much height,” said Twins manager Paul Molitor, who said both Arcia and shortstop Eduardo Escobar were fighting the sun. “I thought Escobar ran a bad route given the wind.” It wasn’t just that ball dropped in short left field that bothered Molitor.   “It wasn’t like they […] The post Twinsights:...
Twinkie Town Mar 14, 2015

Spring Training Game Thread: Twins at Cardinals

WHEN? 12:05 pm CT WHERE? FSN, MLBN (delay) (TV); 96.3 fm (Radio) WHAT? Baseball!!!! Ricky Nolasco is pitching today for the Twins, and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals. Lineups: Twins1. Aaron Hicks (S) CF2. Eduardo Escobar (S) SS3. Eduardo Nunez (R) 2B4. Oswaldo Arcia (L) LF5. Miguel Sano (R) 3B6. Chris Herrmann (L) C7. Josmil Pinto (R) DH8. Shane Robinson (R) RF9. Dan Rohlfing (R) 1B Cardinals1. Matt Carpenter (L) 3B2. Jason Heyward (L) RF3. Matt Holliday (R) DH4. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS5. Yadier Molina (R) C6. Mark Reynolds (R) 1B7. Randal Grichuk (R) CF8. Jacob Wilson (R) 2B9. Ty Kelly...

Twinsights: Kennys Vargas just keeps motoring

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Kennys Vargas never hesitated, and neither did new Twins third-base coach Gene Glynn. When Oswaldo Arcia lofted a one-out double to the gap in left-center in Friday’s fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Vargas lumbered all the way around from first. He scored without an attempted tag when the relay man double-clutched, possibly in shock at the sight of Vargas still chugging. A day earlier against Miami, when Miguel Sano went first to third as the trail runner behind Torii Hunter, Paul Molitor was pleased as well. “That was smart baserunning -- reading the play...

Twins: Oswaldo Arcia gets fresh start in left field

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After a difficult 2014 season in right field, Oswaldo Arcia gets a fresh start in left.

Twinsights: Five Twins sent home with illness

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The flu/norovirus strain that is in the Southwest Florida area continues to spread through the Twins clubhouse. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe was back at work Monday after missing the first two days of full-squad workouts, but five of his teammates were sent home due to illness before workouts began. Byron Buxton, Trevor May and Jordan Schafer missed their second straight day of workouts, while starting catcher Kurt Suzuki and starting left fielder Oswaldo Arcia were sent home as well. The exhibition season starts Wednesday night with a home game against the University of...

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