1:03 PM EDT, Tue August 30, 2016
Twinkie Town Aug 16, 2016

Twins 4, Braves 2: Mauer, Plouffe back another Santana W

Ervin Santana pitched 7 shut out innings in what was for the most part, a pitchers duel of a game. Trevor Plouffe snagged the Twins a run early, doubling in Joe Mauer in the first, and that is exactly where the score stayed until the 8th. Minnesota applied pressure in the 8th with Mauer's 10th homerun of the year as well as a Kurt Suzuki single scoring Plouffe. The tandem of Taylor Rogers and Ryan Pressly ran into some trouble the following half-inning when Atlanta's Matt Kemp doubled in a run, and Nick Markakis followed him up with an RBI ground out. Pressly then got the third out to...

Brian "Mister 100" Dozier enjoyed curtain call

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, his uniform altered by teammate Trevor Plouffe, says curtain call he took after hitting 100th career home run Saturday "felt pretty cool."
Twinkie Town Aug 12, 2016

Area Sad Dad Prepares Self to Talk to Kids About Byron Buxton

“Man, this is gonna be rough.” Sad Maplewood father Jim Krueger, 38, remembered exactly where he was last Sunday when he got the news. “I had just gotten done mowing the lawn and was puttering around the garage when I put on the radio,” said Krueger. “The guy said, ‘To make room for Trevor Plouffe, the Twins are sending Byron Buxton back to Rochester again.’ “I just sat down on a bench and said, ‘Well, shit. Guess I have to have The Talk with the kids about prospects.’” Krueger’s children, 12-year-old Aaron and 10-year-old Allie, are diehard Twins fans, with both...

Twins' Plouffe returns healthy but without an everyday role

Twins also want to see Sano, Polanco at third base.

Plouffe returns to the lineup as the Twins face the Astros

The Twins open a seven-game homestand tonight as Tyler Duffey tries to win back-to-back starts for the first time in a month.

Byron Buxton's lack of incremental hitting progress is worrisome

The Twins announced Sunday they have demoted Byron Buxton to Class AAA Rochester, and at least part of the story line from that news was more about who they weren’t sending down rather than who they were sending down. The chatter, fueled by Twins manager Paul Molitor’s comments last week, was that Miguel Sano was a candidate to get sent down. He responded with a blistering four-game stretch, so instead it’s Buxton making room for Trevor Plouffe on the active roster. It’s certainly good news for the Twins that Sano seems to have at least temporarily re-confirmed his place in the big...

Twins considering a minor-league demotion for Miguel Sano

The Twins have to make a move when Trevor Plouffe is activated next week, and manager Paul Molitor would not rule out Sano as the odd man out.
Twinkie Town Aug 3, 2016

Farm Report: Adam Brett Walker homers in Red Wings win

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 2nd, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 6, Pawtucket Red Sox 3 LF Adam Brett Walker hit a two-run home run as part of a four run 2nd inning and SS Wilfredo Tovar, RF Daniel Palka, and 1B Bung Ho Park hit doubles as the Red Wings beat the Red Sox 6-3. CF Logan Schafer also had a stellar day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with an RBI, a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored. DH Trevor Plouffe started his rehab assignment with the Red Wings last night as well. He went 2-for-4 with a run scored. SP Jason Wheeler started the game for...