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Twinsights: Ryan Pressly to undergo MRI on throwing shoulder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Twins reliever Ryan Pressly received a scare in Saturday's win, walking off the mound after feeling something odd in his right shoulder area. It happened on an 0-1 fastball to Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who singled leading off the seventh inning. The pitch was clocked at 97 mph, but Pressly still could tell something was amiss. "I knew I overextended," Pressly said. "It didn't feel right. It was something that didn't feel normal." Pressly, who will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam on Sunday morning in Kansas City, said "it was really a pop,...
Twinkie Town 5 hours ago

MIN 5, KC 3: Everybody Say "Saint Paul"

America's birthday celebrated by Twins from Minnesota's capitol city. Mercurial Mike continued his Mysterious Ways, today. His sinker was dancing, his soul was playing the drums. Then that ecstasy wore off, and Pelfrey loaded the bases with no outs in Royals Frame Five. Lorenzo Cain plated two and...
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago

Twinsights: Don't look for Glen Perkins in tie games on the road

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --The Twins used four different relief pitchers in Friday's 3-2 loss in 10 innings to the Kansas City Royals. Glen Perkins was not among them. A day later, Twins manager Paul Molitor said he is still open to using Perkins to secure a four-out save,...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 6 hours ago

Joe Mauer's first 4-hit game since 2013 lifts Twins over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Since returning from a serious concussion in 2013, Joe Mauer had yet to experience a four-hit game.
Topeka Capital-Journal 6 hours ago

Mauer, Twins drop Royals again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton, homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks’...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 10 hours ago
Twins' Ervin Santana returns from suspension with no regrets

Twins' Ervin Santana returns from suspension with no regrets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three months and a day after being hit with an 80-game steroid suspension, Ervin Santana finally returned to the Twins clubhouse on Saturday afternoon.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12 hours ago

Santana happy to be back

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he's happy to be back after shock of 80-game steroids suspension.
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 11 hours ago

Twinsights: Ervin Santana has 'no regrets' after 80-game drug suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three months and a day after being hit with an 80-game steroid suspension, Ervin Santana finally returned to the Twins clubhouse on Saturday afternoon. His Independence Day agenda included meeting with Twin Cities media for the first time since the stunning news of April 3, three...
Topeka Capital-Journal 9 hours ago

Former Royals starter Ervin Santana set to make Twins debut Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The surprising Minnesota Twins, who are in second place in the American League Central, have added a front-line starter for the second half of the season. Right-hander Ervin Santana has been reinstated after an 80-game drug suspension and is scheduled to start Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. “It’s a little different than making a trade, I think,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said Saturday. “Obviously, you’re adding a good player to a club that you didn’t have previous. We all knew this one was coming. It was just a matter of riding out the storm. read more

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Pelfrey agreed with decision to pull him

Twins righthander Mike Pelfrey says he couldn't blame manager Paul Molitor for lifting him in the fifth inning despite holding a lead on Saturday.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Gallery: Twins 5, Kansas City 3

The Twins managed to scrape together enough to defeat the Roayls 5-3 on Saturday, but face questions on the mound about Mike Pelfrey and Ryan Pressly.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Mauer feeling good at the plate again

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says "it felt good to have something to show for" his good night -- four hits, including a home run -- at the plate Saturday.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Ervin Santana returns looking ahead, not talking about past

His suspension served, the Twins’ key offseason addition will start Sunday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 9 hours ago

Twins shift Trevor May to bullpen to clear spot for Ervin Santana

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rookie right-hander Trevor May will head to the bullpen to make room in the starting rotation for newly reinstated Ervin Santana, the Twins announced Saturday.

Twinsights: Trevor May heads to Twins bullpen for now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rookie right-hander Trevor May will head to the bullpen to make room in the starting rotation for newly reinstated Ervin Santana, the Twins announced Saturday. Rather than use a six-man rotation into the all-star break, the Twins will be able to give surging Kyle Gibson two more starts: Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles and July 12 against the Detroit Tigers. Left-hander Tommy Milone will start on normal rest Wednesday. “I kind of liked the idea of getting Gibson two more starts and a couple of home games against a couple of good teams,” Twins manager Paul Molitor...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 9 hours ago
Ervin Santana's ex-teammates in Kansas City hold pitcher in high regard

Ervin Santana's ex-teammates in Kansas City hold pitcher in high regard

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kelvin Herrera struggled at times in 2013, to the point where the Kansas City Royals reliever was sent back to Triple-A for a spell.

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Twinsights: Ex-Royals teammates still think highly of Ervin Santana

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kelvin Herrera struggled at times in 2013, to the point where the Kansas City Royals reliever was sent back to Triple-A for a spell. Throughout that period, he leaned on Ervin Santana in a way that sustains him to this day. “When he was here he was a great teammate,” Herrera said Saturday of his fellow Dominican Republic product. “Kind of a quiet guy in the clubhouse, but when we were jogging we’d talk a lot. He was always telling me about the two-seamer. He was like, ‘You got to throw some’ “ Herrera bounced back […] The post Twinsights: Ex-Royals...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 11 hours ago
Twins send top prospect Alex Meyer back to Triple-A

Twins send top prospect Alex Meyer back to Triple-A

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rookie reliever Alex Meyer was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester after Friday's game to make room on the roster for Ervin Santana.

Twinsights: Why didn't Joe Mauer score on that dropped popup?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There was plenty of talk after Friday’s 3-2 loss in 10 innings about the five-man infield and the game-ending play at the plate, but from Paul Molitor’s perspective those were just sidelights. “To me the bigger story is that we didn’t score enough,” the Twins manager said after wasting a chance to pull within 2 1/2 games of first-place Kansas City. “You got to find a way to score more runs, maybe have some better at-bats along the way.” Indeed, the Twins were held to exactly two runs for the second straight night and the 11th time […] The post Twinsights:...

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  • 10 Ervin Santana

    Ervin Santana

    Twins shift Trevor May to bullpen to clear spot for Ervin Santana

  • 4 Joe Mauer

    Joe Mauer

    Joe Mauer's first 4-hit game since 2013 lifts Twins over Royals

  • 3 Trevor May

    Trevor May

    Reds 2, Twins 1: Offense can't back up May's solid start

  • 2 Mike Pelfrey

    Mike Pelfrey

    Pelfrey agreed with decision to pull him

  • 2 Ryan Pressly

    Ryan Pressly

    Twinsights: Ryan Pressly to undergo MRI on throwing shoulder

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