3:49 AM EDT, Wed July 23, 2014
Minnesota Twins Rumors & News
Twinkie Town 1 hour ago
Believe it or not, this game was a close 4-2 going into the ninth inning. Yohan Pino only made it 6.1 innings for the Twins tonight, giving up the lead early with three runs in the top of the third, and another run later in the top of the fifth. The Twins kept it close, scoring a run in the fourth and another in the seventh, but... yeah. Brian Dozier was the best news for the Twins tonight, hitting his 19th home run on the season, in addition to a single and a double. He was only a triple from the cycle. After that, the news gets... not so good. I mean, Oswaldo Arcia was able to score on a...
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago
It's hard to say what hurt more for Matt Guerrier: Giving up four runs in a 30-pitch nightmare that saw the Cleveland Indians bat around in the top of the ninth inning or the sight of Ron Gardenhire heading out to the mound with assistant athletic training Lanning...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 2 hours ago
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit his 19th home run in the Twins' 8-2 loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago
Twins starter Yohan Pino will be tasked with stopping Indians All-Star center fielder Michael Brantley in his sixth career start.
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 9 hours ago
Joe Mauer spoke only briefly with Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis this week. Considering the oblique injury they now share in common, Mauer might want to pick his fellow all-star’s brain a bit. “I wouldn’t use the word ‘progress.’ I’d use the word ‘adjustment,’ “ Kipnis told Cleveland.com. “As far as the oblique goes, it’s going to be there all year. It’s not going to go away until the offseason.” Kipnis, who also swings left-handed, suffered his oblique... Read more..
Rotoworld 7 hours ago
Joe Mauer (oblique) has progressed to hitting off a tee.
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago
Fresh off a surprise turn at the Home Run Derby, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has picked up another honor. He was voted this year’s Twins winner for the Heart and Hustle Award, which is sponsored by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and given to players for “their passion, desire and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field.” “It’s something I definitely treasure,” Dozier said. “It’s a great award in my opinion. As a player, I love guys who play the game the way it’s supposed to be played, and I think this award represents that.” Do......
St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago
Fresh off a surprise turn at the Home Run Derby, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has picked up another honor.
Tribe Matters | Akron Beacon Journal 10 hours ago
The Indians roster carousel continued to turn Tuesday, as the club made a roster move to call up a starting pitcher for the evening’s game for a second consecutive day. A day after left-hander T.J. House was recalled to start, Tuesday’s move brought right-hander Danny Salazar back to the major league level after two months at Triple-A Columbus. To make room on the roster, right-handed reliever C.C. Lee was optioned back to Columbus. Salazar burst on the scene in dramatic fashion last season and gained so much trust by the Indians brass he started the wild card game against the Tampa...
Rotoworld 3 hours ago
Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start against the Indians due to a stiff back.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune Jul 20, 2014
James Loney had two hits and two RBI and Chris Archer won consecutive decisions for the first time this season as the Tampa Bay Rays won their fifth in a row with a 5-3 victory against the Twins on Sunday.
Postgame Twinsights: --Sunday's loss was the 1,000th of Twins manager Ron Gardenhire’s career. He becomes the 50th manager to reach that unwanted milestone. Of those ahead of him, however, 26 are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.. Just four other active managers have 1,000 career losses: Bruce Bochy (Giants), Buck Showalter (Orioles), Mike Scioscia (Angels) and Terry Francona (Indians). Those four have combined to win five of the past 12 World Series. "I'll say the same thing about 1,000 losses as I did about 1,000 wins," said Gardenhire, who reached the la... Read more..
Twins for sale! Twins for sale! Get 'em while they're ... cold.
Twins special assistant Tony Oliva celebrated his 76th birthday on Sunday.
Joe Mauer took dry swings on Sunday for the first time since landing on the disabled list June 2 with a strained right oblique.
When it comes to optimal ways to open the second half, getting swept at home probably wasn't what the Twins had in mind.
Twins Insider | Minneapolis Star-Tribune Jul 20, 2014
The general manager touched on the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but with respect to a Rays pitcher, not any Twins.
Joe Mauer took dry swings on Sunday for the first time since landing on the disabled list June 2 with a strained right oblique. “That’s a good sign,” Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. “Everything is moving in the right direction.” It has not been determined yet if Mauer will go out on a rehab assignment once he’s fully recovered. “We haven’t discussed that yet,” Ryan said. “I’d have to talk with him too. I’m sure (Twins manager Ron Gardenhire) will and our trainers will ask him where he’s at and see whether he thinks he needs to go out. If (Mauer) thinks......
Rookie leadoff man Danny Santana was left out of Sunday’s lineup so he could work on his swing with Twins hitting coach Tom Brunansky. Santana, 23, went 0 for 11 with three strikeouts on a three-game rehab assignment at Class A Fort Myers. Since returning to the Twins on Friday to open the second half, Santana was 1 for 9 with six strikeouts. “He was flat-footing everything,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Coming off a knee injury, you get in some bad habits. He had no stride (Saturday). He was a little out of whack. David (Price) can do that to people.” Santana missed......
Twins special assistant Tony Oliva celebrated his 76th birthday on Sunday. The eight-time all-star remains a beloved figure inside the Twins clubhouse and throughout the team’s fan base. “He’s huge,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Look what he’s done. He has a track record. He should be in the hall of fame. That’s probably one of the great injustices in this game as far as Minnesota goes: Tony Oliva not being in the hall of fame. This guy was a great baseball player and a great ambassador for our game.” Oliva’s .304 lifetime batting average is the second-highest......
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