TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hughes ready to move on from rocky outing

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes struggled through his toughest outing of the spring on Wednesday against the Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Via Twins.com
17 hours ago

May undergoes Tommy John surgery

Twins right-hander Trevor May had Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday.
Via Twins.com
21 hours ago

Report: Minnesota Twins release Ryan Vogelsong

According to Mike Beradino of the Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Twins have released pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. Beradino also tweeted Twins Manager Paul Molitor “stressed how generous Vogelsong was in camp with younger players and was behind several others in the rotation battle.” He also added Vogelsong’s velocity “lagged.”Vogelsong has 12 major league seasons under his belt...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Zach Granite Follow Brian Dozier's Footsteps?

Photo Credit: Seth Stohs, Twins Daily Developing MLB players is a tough task for any organization. There are so many factors that can impact the development of a team's top tier talent. Through the ups-and-downs of a players professional career, there can be moments where everything clicks or moments that push a player away from the game. When the Twins took Brian Dozier with...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
2 days ago

Park, Sano hit home runs as Twins beat Toronto

TWINS 8, BLUE JAYS 2 Toronto star Josh Donaldson made his spring training debut, going 0 for 2 with a walk in his first game since injuring his right calf more than a month ago. The 2015 Al MVP was the designated hitter, and is scheduled to play at his normal third base spot Wednesday. Blue Jays starter Francisco Liriano struck out 10 in 4 2/3 innings. ByungHo Park and Miguel Sano...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Kepler bounces back after scary-looking hand injury

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Max Kepler singled in three at-bats Monday, two days after a scary-looking hand injury as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2. The right fielder was cut on his right little finger Saturday when Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval inadvertently stepped on him while Kepler was diving back to the bag. Kepler grounded out to first and lined a center...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Top 10 Prospects – No. 2 Nick Gordon

Puckett’s Pond presents our Top 10 Minnesota Twins prospects. At #2 for the Minnesota Twins is Nick Gordon. Nick Gordon, the Minnesota Twins first round selection in the 2014 amateur draft, is the best position player in our top 10 prospects. Before the Twins sent him down to minor league camp, Gordon received a healthy […] Minnesota Twins: Top 10 Prospects – No. 2 Nick Gordon...
Via Puckett's Pond
3 days ago

Twins Roster Preview: Pitching Rotation

It’s been stated widely just how bad the Twins’ starting pitching was in 2016. Plainly: it was horrendous, and an affront to the kind of pitching the team has had since the turn of the century. The Twins are revamping their rotation a little for the 2017 season, and hopefully they should be able to at least approach respectability. Here’s what the prospective starting pitchers...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes records five shutout innings, Twins beat Rays

TWINS 4, RAYS 2 Phil Hughes, healthy after two injury-plagued seasons, threw five shutout innings, giving up two hits while fanning four. Jorge Polanco and Brian Dozier both homered. Erasmo Ramirez gave up two earned runs on one hit in his two-inning start for the Rays. Mallex Smith stole two bases and was thrown out trying to steal a third.
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

7-foot-1 pitcher Loek Van Mil wants to be known for more than his size

Loek Van Mil recently spoke to Bleacher Report and claims he has “heard it all” in regards to his height. He’s been called “Lurch” and said his teammates have poked fun at him. “I hope this piece isn’t just about me being 7-foot,” he says. “It’s not like I was a token 7-footer.” After spending a decade in the minor leagues, there are other things the Dutch...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Prospect Alex Kirilloff to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery

According to the Pioneer Press‘ Mike Berardino, top prospect in the Minnesota Twins’ organization Alex Kirilloff will undergo Tommy John surgery March 8th. The surgery for the No. 3 prospect in the organization and the 15th overall pick in last June’s amateur draft will cost him the entire season. Kirilloff, 19, received a $2.817 signing bonus and could be cleared to resume...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top Prospect Who Technically Isn’t

Byron Buxton was drafted second overall in 2012. Between that point and the loss of his rookie eligibility last season, he was eligible for four rounds of preseason prospect lists. Almost universally, he appeared at or near the top of those lists. Consider, for example, his place among the rankings published annually by Baseball Prospectus during that time frame: 2013: #8 2014...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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