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Twins Wednesday: Bad back forces Gibson to miss start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson walked slowly around the Twins clubhouse Wednesday morning, which was his scheduled day to make his next start. But a stiff lower back bumped him from his turn in the rotation, and Minnesota called on reliever Anthony Swarzak to make a spot start against Cleveland in the series finale. Gibson said Wednesday that he first experienced the tightness in his...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Kyle Gibson, Byron Buxton, Ricky Nolasco

Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson will not make his start Wednesday because of back stiffness, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Bollinger tweeted Gibson's scratch and the news that Anthony Swarzak will take the mound in his place:Kyle Gibson is scratched tomorrow with back stiffness. Anthony Swarzak will start in his place.— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Willingham's homer in eighth powers Twins over Cleveland

In the end it worked out, with Twins outfielder Josh Willingham lining a home run in the eighth inning Monday night to propel the Twins to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland and snap their three-game losing streak. The only unfortunate thing was that lefthander Kris Johnson was leaving Target Field and heading back to Class AAA Rochester without a game ball for his first major league...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins entered Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in last place in the American League Central with a record of 44-53. The offense has been solid at 11th in the league in runs scored, but the main problem for the Twins has been a pitching staff that is 27th in the league in ERA. Two key members of the team, Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco, are improving...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Willingham helps stop Twins' bleeding with key homer

MINNEAPOLIS -- If the Minnesota Twins are indeed shopping Josh Willingham as a possible trade chip, the veteran outfielder made a good impression Monday night. Willingham hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Minnesota to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians. His ninth homer of the season was also his second hit of the game, and it came at a...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Monday: Pino likely to get another start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pitcher Yohan Pino was in the Twins' clubhouse prior to Monday's game, but the right-hander has not yet been added to Minnesota's 25-man roster. Manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed Monday that the Twins do plan to recall the 30-year-old Pino before Tuesday's game -- which Pino is slated to start. A corresponding roster move will be announced either after...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins: Kurt Suzuki contract talks fizzled fast

The Minnesota Twins recently broached the subject of a contract extension with all-star catcher Kurt Suzuki, but the talks didn't go very far. According to two people with direct knowledge, the Twins and Dan Lozano, Suzuki's agent, had exploratory talks about extending the catcher's expiring contract. Establishing fair contract parameters, however, appears to be a challenge...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bringing Your AAA Game - Trevor May & Robert Refsnyder

First, an update on some guys I have written about previously: Jimmy Nelson got the call (he had one spot start earlier this season) and struggled against the Cardinals.  He was hit with some very bad luck and walked 2 batters in only 4.1 innings.  He did strike out 5 and poor defense behind him gave him two unearned runs to go with 6 earned.  I think this was just a bump in...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Mauer takes small steps towards returning to Twins

It was only a game of soft-toss in the infield, followed by fielding a few ground balls, including a handful while on his knees. But for the Twins and their injured first baseman, Joe Mauer’s light workout Saturday was an excellent sign. “At least he’s [doing] baseball activity,” General Manager Terry Ryan said. “Let’s wait and see what he comes in feeling like tomorrow...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beautiful rainbow frames Target Field during Home Run Derby (pics)

The weather did not cooperate with allowing the Home Run Derby to start on time on Monday night, with rain and unseasonably chilly temperatures — Polar Vortex rears its ugly head again, apparently — but things got kicked off a little more than an hour late at Target Field. And while the majestic long balls […] The post Beautiful rainbow hovers over Target Field during Home...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fan catches two homers at Home Run Derby (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Minnesota Twins fan who attended Monday night's Home Run Derby with his three kids had the good fortune of catching two home run balls from the front row of the second deck at Target Field in Minneapolis.Adam Koering caught a 352-foot homer by Minnesota Twins infielder Brian Dozier and a 354-foot home run from Baltimore Orioles outfielder...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Brian Dozier Wearing Captain America Batting Gloves For 2014 HR Derby (Photo)

Photo Credit: @bracehemmelgarn/Twitter As Minnesota Twins Brian Dozier prepares for the Home Run Derby, the infielder decided to take some pictures wearing his batting gloves for the night… what else, but Under Armour’s Captain America gloves. Pretty cool!
Via Blog Surface
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Even Joe Mauer’s grandfather is ripping Twins star over slump

Jake Mauer, the grandfather of Minnesota Twins homegrown star Joe Mauer, recently sat down for an interview with a Twin Cities blogger and admitted that he doesn’t blame the team’s fans for booing his grandson for a season-long slump. Grandpa Jake, something of a local celebrity, told David Shama’s Minnesota Sports Headlines that fans have […] The post Even Joe Mauer’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Target Field rolls out DraftServ, self-serve beer dispensers for All-Star Game (photo)

The Minnesota Twins, in cooperation with  company Delaware North and Anheuser-Busch, are rolling out a fantastic new concession stand feature sure to get beer lovers attending festivities related to the 2014 All-Star Game a new and novel means through which they will be able to wet their whistles. Fans making their way through the concourses […] The post Target Field rolls out...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins have installed self-serve beer stations at Target Field

The Minnesota Twins are experimenting with a new concession feature that could make fans at next week’s All-Star Game extremely happy – they’ve introduced self-serve beer stations. To use one of the stations, fans will need to show their ID at a cash register and load a card with either $10 or $20. They’ll then scan their card at the machine, choose the beer they want (Bud...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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