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Twinkie Town Jul 18, 2016

Is Miguel Sano broken?

Since his return to the infield, Sano has made more errors than he made during his entire outfield stint. What gives? The Miguel Sano In The Outfield Experiment officially came to an end earlier this month and seemingly everyone was relieved. The original plan was for Sano to go back to playing more at DH, but then Trevor Plouffe broke a rib and was placed on the DL. Sano became the defacto third baseman for the Twins, and has played there almost every game since. And the results have been troubling. In the eight games Sano has played at third since Plouffe hit the DL, he’s had seven...

Plouffe: Four weeks until I can swing

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe said doctors told him it will be four weeks before his cracked rib heals enough for him to swing a bat.

Nolasco: Trying to be aggressive

Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco said he was trying to be aggressive early, and it helped him hold Oakland scoreless until the seventh inning.
Twinkie Town Jul 4, 2016

Kennys Vargas called up

Trevor Plouffe cracked a rib, so Kennys Vargas is getting another shot in the big leagues. While you were busy getting excited about America, the Twins called up big-bopper Kennys Vargas and are playing him at first base today at Target Field. The move comes as apparently Trevor Plouffe hit the 15-day DL with a cracked rib. Kennys Vargas has been doing well in AAA, hitting 255/.353/.435 with 14 home runs. Two of those home runs came in the past two days. This may be one of Kennys last chances to show the Red Sox they should trade for him as a Big Papi replacement he can make it in the...
Twinkie Town Jul 4, 2016

Farm Report: Jose Berrios throws complete-game victory on 87 pitches

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 3rd, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 5, Syracuse Chiefs 2 SP Jose Berrios was on fire yet again, pitching a complete-game victory on only 87 pitches. He gave up only one earned run. The other run was thanks to a bad throw by SS Tommy Field, but it doesn’t matter because the Red Wings still won! On the offensive side, 1B Kennys Vargas, Tommy Field, and LF Adam Brett Walker each hit a solo home run in support of Berrios’ efforts. [Box Score] AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0 This was a closer game than it...

Twins to activate Kennys Vargas, put Plouffe on DL with cracked ribs

First baseman to be added in time for today's game with Oakland
Twinkie Town Jul 2, 2016

Texas Tops Twins in Ten, 3-2

It was competitive! That's something, right? Shut up, dad.. The Twins got a decent start and a clutch hit on Friday. Unfortunately, that's not near enough for a scuffling Minnesota team this season, as Texas' Ian Desmond's solo dong in the 10th proved to be the deciding factor in a 3-2 victory. Ervin Santana cruised through six innings of shutout ball, as did Rangers starter Martin Perez. Santana finally cracked in the 7th on a 2-run single by Jurickson Profar. The Twins answered in the bottom of the frame, courtesy of an oppo dong from Trevor Plouffe to tie the game. The game remained...

Five Twins players who could be traded in the next month

On the latest edition of the Twins Insider podcast, beat writer Phil Miller and I took a look ahead to the MLB trading deadline. It might seem far off, but today is the final day of June — and the non-waiver deadline is the final day of July. That means the next month could get plenty busy for the Twins — especially considering GM Terry Ryan said recently that he anticipates the team being active in the trade market because the Twins are, in his words, “struggling here big-time.” Here are five players who could be dealt in the next month for a variety of reasons: *Trevor Plouffe: This...

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