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Minnesota Twins: The All-Target Field Team (2010-Present)

Target Field became the home of the Minnesota Twins when it opened in 2010. Since then, many players have donned a Twins uniform. Here are the best of them. In 2010, Target Field officially opened as the home of the Minnesota Twins after decades at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Since then, the Twins have […] Minnesota Twins: The All-Target Field Team (2010-Present) - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
9 hours ago

Inbox: Is Polanco staking claim on short?

Miguel Sano has been carrying the offense, and youngsters Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler have contributed. There are plenty of questions about this team, however, which leads us to this week's Twins Inbox.
Via Twins.com
10 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Have to Hold onto Brian Dozier at all Costs

After an off-season of non-stop trade talk, the Minnesota Twins opted to keep Brian Dozier on the roster. Now they are seeing they cannot let him go. Minnesota Twins 2nd baseman Brian Dozier definitely proved himself a year ago. He hit .268 with 42 home-runs and 99 RBI’s. During the off-season, when it seemed as […] Minnesota Twins Have to Hold onto Brian Dozier at all Costs...
Via Puckett's Pond
12 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Bullpen Implosion May Be Sign of Things to Come

The Minnesota Twins bullpen entered the 6th inning of a tie game last night, and left the game in a blow out after giving up 12 runs in four innings. After coming off 103 losses in 2016, and losing over 90 games in five out of the last six seasons, the Minnesota Twins bullpen was […] Minnesota Twins: Bullpen Implosion May Be Sign of Things to Come - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond...
Via Puckett's Pond
12 hours ago

Twins' bullpen has rare off night

One of the steadier bullpens in baseball suddenly became extremely wild in the sixth inning Wednesday night, as the Twins missed a chance to sweep the Rangers in a 14-3 loss.
Via Twins.com
1 day ago

Santiago starts with late grandmother on mind

Hector Santiago started Wednesday's game against the Rangers with the memory of his late grandmother on his mind.
Via Twins.com
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins' Ryan O'Rourke to Have Tommy John Surgery

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Twins’ Ryan O’Rourke To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Twins left-hander Ryan O’Rourke, who has been on the disabled list all season, will undergo surgery to repair a tear in his left elbow’s ulnar collateral ligament, the team announced today. “We were all holding on to a little hope that he might get a couple options to how he should proceed instead of having to undergo the Tommy John procedure, but unfortunately didn’t get...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

There’s Still Hope For Byron Buxton

By Mac Tobin – @TobyMac10 Nothing drops but rain drops… and Twins fans’ hopes that center fielder Byron Buxton will be the caliber player he is expected to become. Buxton was the No. 1 ranked prospect in baseball in 2014 before debuting for Minnesota in 2015. Things have been rocky ever since. After hitting only .209 in his 46-game call-up, 2016 was supposed to be Buxton...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miguel Sano throws punch as benches clear in Twins-Tigers game

Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano is a big man. The 25-year-old stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 260 pounds. That’s a linebacker frame on a MLB player.So when Sano gets angry, it’s probably best not to cross paths with him. Someone should have told this to Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann when the two teams faced off on Saturday. After seeing Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd throw...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JaCoby Jones takes fastball to the mouth, immediately leaves game

JaCoby Jones of the Detroit Tigers took a Justin Haley fastball right to the face on Saturday, and it was a scary scene.It was in the bottom of the third. Haley lost control of a four-seam fastball, and he immediately wished he could have it back as Jones bolted straight for the dugout bleeding from the mouth.He never made it, falling to the ground in obvious pain as trainers rushed...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/19: On this date things got wild in the Palace

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Celtics to show up this postseason.Happy birthday to Candace Parker, Joe Mauer, Troy Polamalu, Randolph Keys and Al Unser Jr. On this date in 1990 Bill Laimbeer and Charles Barkley had a very expensive...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier hits inside-the-park home run

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier pulled off a rare feat Sunday against the Chicago White Sox by hitting an inside-the-park home run.The score was knotted up at 0-0 in the bottom half of the fifth inning before Dozier went around the bases in one fell swoop, despite the ball never leaving the park. Here’s a look at just how close the play was at the plate. And did we...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Every Minnesota Twins fan should be happy about the 2017 start

If you said at the beginning of the Major League Baseball season the Minnesota Twins would be 7-4 and first in the American League Central, most critics would have told you to quit dreaming. However, the Twins have surprised some people with its early success. It swept by 2015 World Series champion Kansas City to start opening week Minnesota bullied its way through division rival...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Andrew Romine drug tested after hitting surprising grand slam

Light-hitting Detroit Tigers utility man Andrew Romine hit a rather stunning grand slam on Wednesday to lead his team to a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins, but he was in for a surprise after the game.Fittingly, Romine was randomly drug tested after his big performance, which he admitted to the media afterward.“Immediately when I walked in, it was, you got a drug test,” Romine...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

My two-year-old is in love with reading books right now, which is awesome. Our current favorite is The Day the Crayons Quit, which is affectionately known as “the crayon book” around here. Unfortunately, some books have made their way into our house which I don’t enjoy reading, with my least favorite being Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I regularly...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins ask Tigers to fumigate clubhouse following sickly Red Sox visit

The Minnesota Twins are off to a surprising 5-1 start and apparently are taking precautions to make sure something fluky doesn’t halt the early-season momentum.The Twins reportedly have asked the Detroit Tigers to fumigate the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park ahead of a three-game series starting Tuesday afternoon, according to the Star Tribune’s Jason Gonzalez.Why? Because...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Sano’s Little Adjustment Could Mean Big Things

While Byron Buxton‘s first week was discouraging owing to the presence of his ongoing contact issues, another former uber prospect, Miguel Sano, put together a promising opening week during the Twins’ surprising start to the season. Sano’s resume is dotted with its own swing-and-miss issues, and strikeouts will always be a part of Sano’s game as a three-outcome slugger. ...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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