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Australian cricket player Phil Hughes dies after being struck in head

  Australia team doctor Peter Brukner says batsman Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. Brukner issued a statement saying "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday." Brukner said Hughes...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins hire former Rays pitching coach Neil Allen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have announced three more assistants for new manager Paul Molitor, adding pitching coach Neil Allen, bullpen coach Eddie Guardado and bench coach Joe Vavra. Allen was the pitching coach for the Tampa Bay Rays for the last four seasons. He's the only hire for Molitor's staff so far from outside the organization. Allen pitched 11 years...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter, Twins headed for a reunion?

Torii Hunter is still in search of his first World Series championship, and the 39-year-old veteran is running out of time. Now a free agent, Hunter must decide if he wants to put himself in the best position to win or return to the place where his career began. Hunter recently said that he has...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aussie cricket player in coma after being hit by ball (VIDEO)

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition after being struck in the head by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground Tuesday. The 25-year-old South Australia batsman was knocked unconscious and reportedly stopped breathing as doctors attempted to resuscitate him on the field after being hit by the "bouncer" on the side of his head, according to BBC...
Via The Other Paper
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cricket Player In Critical Condition After Being Hit In Head With Ball (Video)

There was a scary scene in an Australian cricket match Tuesday. Cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition after he was hit in the head with a ball in a match at Sydney Cricket Ground. The 25-year-old was batting when a a bouncer came up and struck him in the head. Hughes didn’t immediately go to the ground but ended up collapsing just moments after being struck with the ball...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cricket's Phil Hughes undergoes surgery after being hit by a bouncer, is in critical condition

Phil Hughes has undergone surgery after being hit by a bouncer and is in critical condition. The Guardian reports:Paramedics performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Hughes and treated him on the boundary for about 40 minutes after the incident on Tuesday. A helicopter landed on the field of play, but Hughes was ultimately taken to St Vincent’s hospital by ambulance.After carrying...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Torii Hunter and Minnesota have 'common interest'

Torii Hunter has been getting a lot of interest in this free agency period. Teams looking for a bat that can produce runs and get on-base have been knocking on his door. However, Hunter may have let it be known where he wants to go already. #456559322 / Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press reports that Hunter and the Minnesota Twins have a common interest in one...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Twins win bid for Korean star pitcher

The Minnesota Twins have made a big splash in the free-agent market by winning the bid to negotiate with star Korean pitcher, Hyeon-jang Yang. This was reported by Mike Bernardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. If the Twins cannot agree to a deal with Yang, he will return to his club the Kia Tigers.  Yang, a 27 year-old lefty won the Korean equivalent of the Cy Young award in 2014...
Via Reading Between The Seams
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins have a pitching coach now too.

According to sources (someone else’s, definitely not mine), the Twins are hiring Tampa Bay AAA pitching coach Neil Allen to take over the same role in Minnesota’s major league organization. In general, I like the move. Would you like me to expand upon that opinion? Sure thing. First, I like that the Twins were willing to go outside of the organization in order to add members...
Via The Rhino and Compass
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins and Torii Hunter share interest in reunion

Could Torii Hunter return to the Minnesota Twins? According to the Pioneer Press the outfielder and his former team have a “common interest” in a reunion. “I came there as a young boy and came out a man. I always hold true to Minnesota Twins values I was taught,” said Hunter. Hunter says he is a fan of new Twins manger Paul Molitor and it is also worth mentioning that the...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins probably are doing a good thing

I noted in the links that the Twins won the bidding for a “mediocre” Korean pitcher. I wasn’t terribly excited about the proposition, but after thinking about it a little bit more, I think I’m getting excited about the proposition of Hyeon-Jong Yang in the Twins rotation in 2015. Let’s take a few of my concerns and assuage them. 1) The last time the Twins won the bidding...
Via The Rhino and Compass
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins News: Twins win bidding on Korean lefty Hyeon-jong Yang

The Minnesota Twins have won the bidding for Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang, sources tell Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The next step is to sign Yang to a contract, and Berardino tweeted that one is currently in the works. In fact, he says the two sides are "closing in" and should have one completed soon. #MNTwins have won bidding for Korean LHP Hyeon-jong...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins win bidding for Hyeon-jong Yang

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Minnesota Twins have won the bid for Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yank. They have 30-days to negotiate a deal. Bernardo says thaat the two sides are closing in on a finalized deal. #MNTwins have won bidding for Korean LHP Hyeon-jong Yang, source tells @PioneerPress. Bidding ended Friday. Closing in on deal. — Mike Berardino...
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Twins have shown insterest in Masterson

Last season the Minnesota Twins took a chance on Phil Hughes as a pitcher looking to rebound off a terrible season and they were not disappointed.  This offseason with a need to still add starters, Darren Wolfson is reporting that they have shown interest in Justin Masterson.  #452279218 / gettyimages.comWhile many other teams have also been reported to be showing interest in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Alex Real suspended 50 games testing positive for Methylhexaneamine

Minnesota Twins minor-league catcher Alex Real was suspended for 50 games without pay after a positive test for a banned stimulant. He was banned Tuesday by the commissioner’s office, according to Joe Frisaro from .The 21-year-old was drafted by the Twins back in June. He played just 28 games at Elizabethton in the rookie Appalachian League and hit .284 with one home run...
Via On-Base Talk
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins ditch pinstripes, add gold trim in new home uniforms

The Minnesota Twins unveiled new home uniforms Monday that omit the pinstripes the team has worn since 1987. The 2015 jerseys also added a gold edging to the lettering and a logo on uniforms and caps. The Twins called it "Kasota Gold," named for the type of limestone found in southern Minnesota that was used in Target Field's construction. Pinstripes will still appear...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s the new Twins home uniform

The Minnesota Twins are rolling out a new, gold-accented home uniform for the 2015 season, and it looks pretty nice. The pinstripes that took over the uniform in recent years are gone, banished to a home alternate jersey. The Twins’ road uniforms remain unchanged (so far) from 2014. Check out this mammoth infographic released by the Twins, highlighting their new threads. Not bad...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New 2015 Minnesota Twins Home Jersey Leaked (Photo)

    When was the last time a new baseball jersey leaked this early in the offseason? A new pinstripe-free home jersey for the Minnesota Twins has been leaked thanks to Majestic Athletic’s online shop. This will be the first major change to a Minnesota Twins home jersey since the 1986-87 offseason. [SportsLogos] The post New 2015 Minnesota Twins Home Jersey Leaked (Photo) appeared...
Via Geeks and Cleats
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Dropping Pinstripes From Uniforms

According to Star Tribune sports desk editor Ken Chia, the Minnesota Twins will be rocking white uniforms WITHOUT their classic pinstripes for the first time since the 1987 season. Interesting news from a visit to Twins Pro Shop: New white jersey unveiling next week. Pinstripes gone for first time since 1987. — Ken Chia (@kcchia80) November 3, [&hellip No visits yet The post...
Via No Coast Bias
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Name Paul Molitor Their New Manager

  News broke Saturday afternoon that the Twins were hiring Paul Molitor as their new manager and now the team has finally made it official, announcing that the Hall of Famer will get a three-year contract. BREAKING: The #MNTwins to name Paul Molitor as new manager tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT press conference! — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) November 3, 2014 ...
Via Geeks and Cleats
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Officially Hire Paul Molitor As New Manager

The Minnesota Twins found their replacement for ex-manager Ron Gardenhire. The team officially announced Monday that Paul Molitor, who served as a coach for the Twins during the 2014 season, will take over managerial duties. A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET Tuesday morning to introduce Molitor as the club’s 13th manager in team history. BREAKING: The #MNTwins to...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins expected to hire Paul Molitor as manager

The Minnesota Twins’ search for a new manager is reportedly ending soon. The team is expected to hire Paul Molitor as its skipper, according to ESPN 1500’s Patrick Reusse. If hired, the Hall of Famer would beat out other candidates such as Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo and former Twin Doug Mientkiewicz, who is currently the manager of the Twins’ single-A affiliate...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A look back at some memorable Game 7 moments

Dating back to late February, the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals have collectively played more than 400 games. And now, it comes down to just one—and it’s for the sport’s ultimate prize. A Game 7 in the World Series has been a rarity of late—with the only other occurrence in the past 11 years taking place in 2011 (Cardinals and Rangers). Here now is a brief recap...
Via The Sports Daily
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A not Optimistic Twins Discussion

Hello all.  You know what's weird?  We are sitting here, the day before the World Series starts at the end of a season where the Twins fired their manager and I haven't written one word about it.  I still love baseball.  I've still watched almost every playoff game possible.  I have a strong rooting interest in the Royals over the boring and overused Giants.  I...
Via Down with Goldy
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday. Gardenhire, who took over in 2002, led the Twins to division titles in each of his first three seasons and four of his first five.  Minnesota also won back-to-back AL Central championships in 2009-10. But the team has slipped over the past four years, finishing fifth in the division in three of those seasons and fourth...
Via Sports-Glory
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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