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Twinkie Town 7 hours ago
Twins recall outfielder Ryan LaMarre

Twins recall outfielder Ryan LaMarre

Passing on adding another arm to the bullpen, Minnesota opted instead to call up a right-handed bat. The Twins announced Tuesday morning that they have recalled outfielder Ryan LaMarre to the big league club. LaMarre will take the active roster spot of Phil Hughes, who was designated for assignment after Monday night’s game. It might seem a bit weird that the Twins are calling up another outfielder, given they already have five on the active roster — Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton, Max Kepler, Robbie Grossman, and Jake Cave. (To be fair, I’m not sure how much Grossman really counts as...
Twinkie Town 9 hours ago
Tuesday Twins: Gardenhire wants to “whip butts”, uses Kelly Clarkson ringtone

Tuesday Twins: Gardenhire wants to “whip butts”, uses Kelly Clarkson ringtone

Ron Gardenhire is back in town and he’s as entertaining as ever. Plus, updates on Phil Hughes, Miguel Sano, and prospects. Ayeee, here are the links: Hey, did you hear that Monday night’s game marked the first time former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire returned as a manager of a different team? “I’ve always loved this place, and it’ll never go away,” Gardy told reporters. “But now I have a job to do with my Tigers boys, and it’s to whip their butts.” Whip their butts. That’s a new one. During Gardenhire’s post-game press conference the world learned that he uses a Kelly...
Puckett's Pond 10 hours ago

Good news Minnesota Twins fans, the Phil Hughes era is finally over

The Minnesota Twins have made a surprising roster move with the pitching staff. Puckett’s Pond is here to fill you in on the details. Phil Hughes has been designated for assignment by the Minnesota Twins. This news comes as a bit of a surprise to some Twins fans. However, Hughes has struggled and the writing […] Good news Minnesota Twins fans, the Phil Hughes era is finally over - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twins designate ex-Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes for assignment

Twins designate ex-Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes for assignment

Hughes, who is making $13.2 million this season and due the same salary in 2019, has a 6.75 ERA in 12 innings.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 19 hours ago

Twins designate Phil Hughes for assignment despite owing him more than $22 million

The righthander has never regained his outstanding 2014 form.
Twinkie Town 19 hours ago
Twins DFA RHP Phil Hughes

Twins DFA RHP Phil Hughes

It was really only a matter of time until the Twins decided to cut their loses and part ways with the It looks like the Phil Hughes era has officially come to an end in Twins Territory. After tonight’s 4-3 win over the Tigers, the Twins announced that they designated starter-turned-reliever Phil Hughes for assignment. It wasn’t the kind of DFAing where Hughes could potentially go hide out in the minors for awhile, either; it was the kinda of DFAing where the Twins will just release him if he’s not claimed or traded for — and no one is going to claim or trade for Phil Hughes. Over...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 20 hours ago

Jose Berrios dominant over eight innings as Twins top Tigers 4-2

Two eighth-inning runs made the difference for the second game in a row.
Twinkie Town May 15, 2018
Mariners 1, Twins 0: LoMo? More like Oh No!

Mariners 1, Twins 0: LoMo? More like Oh No!

The Twins pitching was very good tonight, but Morrison’s error made the difference. The Twins only gave up one run tonight. The Twins also did not win. Most nights, holding the other guys to one run is enough. Tonight, the Mariners staff combined to shut out the Twins, holding them to four hits on the night, and collecting seven strikeouts in the process. Jake Odorizzi looked pretty darn good. He gave up four hits and one walk, and struck out seven batters of his own over six innings. Matt Magill and Phil Hughes both kept Seattle off the base paths as well. The damage came against Trevor...

Jose Rondon starts at second as White Sox take on Twins

After making Phil Hughes throw 12 pitches in a pinch-hit at-bat in his first appearance for the White Sox, Jose Rondon is starting at second base Sunday against the Twins. Rondon was promoted from Triple-A Charlotte when Yoan Moncada went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. He lined...
Twinkie Town Apr 30, 2018
Twins to call up pitching prospect Fernando Romero

Twins to call up pitching prospect Fernando Romero

Desperation move or a jumpstart? Huge news was just announced by the Minnesota Twins as they will be calling up starting pitcher Fernando Romero to start Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Romero, 23, was off to a solid start in his first taste of Triple-A, pitching to a 2.57 ERA (3.73 FIP) over 21 innings (four appearances, three starts) in Rochester. Though his career started slowly back in 2012, he has rocketed from Single-A back in 2016 to the majors. He will be displacing Phil Hughes, who has continued to look horrendous since returning from the disabled list. Hughes,...

Top prospect Fernando Romero will start for Twins on Wednesday

Phil Hughes will move to the bullpen as Twins install the youngster into the rotation.

Phil Hughes tries to stop the Twins losing streak tonight

The Twins are looking to end their seven game losing streak tonight as they open a three game series against the lowly Reds
Pinstripe Alley Apr 24, 2018
New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins: CC Sabathia vs. Jose Berrios

New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins: CC Sabathia vs. Jose Berrios

The Yankees send CC to the mound as they go for a fourth straight win. Last night, the Yankees’ offense reached their full potential, as they put up a 14 spot against the Twins. Add in Masahiro Tanaka having maybe his best outing of the season, and you get the most dominant win the Yankees have had all season. The Yankees will sent CC Sabathia to the mound as they try to follow that up in Today’s game. Sabathia lasted just 4.1 innings last time out, as it was his first game back after a short DL stint. Despite it’s briefness, the start, like most of Sabathia’s season so far, was...
Puckett's Pond Apr 24, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Time for the Phil Hughes era to end

The Minnesota Twins welcomed Phil Hughes back from injury during their weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Phil Hughes start on Sunday marked the first time the Minnesota Twins starting pitcher has taken the mound since July 14, 2017. However, after a less than inspiring start, that should be his last start in a […] Minnesota Twins: Time for the Phil Hughes era to end - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Post Apr 24, 2018
Former Yankee knows how hard Matt Harvey’s road back will be

Former Yankee knows how hard Matt Harvey’s road back will be

As Matt Harvey tries to resurrect his career in Queens, another right-hander who had plenty of success in New York could relate to the struggles Harvey is going through — and knows there might not be a great ending for either of them. Phil Hughes made his first start of the season for the Twins...

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