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Twins Tuesday: Hicks regains swagger at plate courtesy tips from Carew

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was determined to give up on switch-hitting for good and focus only on batting from the right side of the plate, but Rod Carew eventually talked him out of it. When a Hall of Famer with 3,053 career hits talks, young players would be wise to listen. That's exactly what Hicks did during his time in the minor leagues, as he returned to...
Via Fox Sports North
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer aggravates injured shoulder

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Monday by the score of 6-4. The win improved the Twins to 60-77, last in the American League Central. Joe Mauer lead the Twins' attack going 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI. The bad news is that he aggravated a shoulder injury. Mauer played the entire game as the designated hitter and there is no word if he'll need...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins to add Pinto, 7 others to roster

BALTIMORE (AP) The Minnesota Twins intend to add eight players to their roster, including catcher Josmil Pinto and four pitchers. The moves were announced Monday before Minnesota concluded a four-game series at Camden Yards. The players were expected to join the team Tuesday, when the Twins host the Chicago White Sox. Those recalled from Rochester were left-hander Logan Darnell...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins monthly recap: August

The Twins' slide continued in August, as Minnesota was seven games under .500 for the month. There were a few positives, including a 20-run outburst against the Detroit Tigers, but there were still too many flaws all around. August record: 11-18 Player of the month: DH/1B Kennys Vargas, .309 average, 4 HR, 24 RBI It's hard to draw up a better first month in the major leagues...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update; Prospect Alex Meyer placed on DL

Minnesota Twins top pitching prospect Alex Meyer has been placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.Alex Meyer placed on Rochester DL with shoulder inflammation. Berrios promoted to AAA.— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) August 31, 2014At 6'9" with a power-fastball, the 24-year-old Meyer has the look of an intimidating hurler who could be the club's future...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Jordan Schafer in lineup despite wall collision

Even though Jordan Schafer had a nasty wall collision, he was back in the Minnesota Twins everyday lineup in the 3-2 loss against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. Most times after a nasty collision like Schafer's teams are cautious because of possible head injuries, but as Twinsights blog reported, Schafer's pain was not head related. Schafer said it was more of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Gibson sees his up and down season continue

Kyle Gibson's starts have typically gone one of two ways this season. Either the right-hander has been absolutely brilliant, or he's been rather brutal. That's why Saturday's start against Baltimore was a bit of an oddity for Gibson. While he allowed just one run, he didn't pitch very deep into the Twins' 3-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Gibson gave up just...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins keep their cool, score big in 10th over Royals

Usually, there are no saves awarded in an 11-5 victory like the Twins’ over Kansas City on Thursday night. But go ahead and credit Trevor Plouffe with a big save. Plouffe intercepted Jordan Schafer as he muttered his way past umpire Ron Kulpa, the man at third base who had just called an irate Schafer out on an eighth-inning checked swing, wrapped his arm around his teammate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jumping from Double-A, Vargas has made adjustment to majors

When the American League Rookie of the Month for August in unveiled, the Twins have a good chance of seeing one of their two players nab the award. Center fielder Danny Santana is batting .327 this month with four triples, six stolen bases and 12 RBI. But as it turns out, Santana might not have had the best month for a rookie in the AL, let alone on Minnesota's roster. That award...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oswaldo Arcia Homered Off Both U.S and Minnesota Flag Poles This Week

Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia continued his onslaught of opposing pitching over the last two weeks (6 HR, 14 RBI since August 12th) with another mammoth blast last night during their 20-run, 20-hit destruction of the hapless Tigers. That blast completed the flag pole exacta by hitting the top of the Minnesota pole in deep right field, after he hit the U.S. pole against the Royals...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Crying Toddler in Minnesota Twins T-Shirt Grabs Dad in His Junk After Missing Out on Foul Ball

As a sports fan you want to slap the Tigers fan and remind him of two things: (1) it's just a foul ball and (2) your team is losing. As a dad you don't even see the annoying Tigers fan. Instead you nod your head because you know what it is like for your toddler to grab your junk because he's upset and wants some attention.Dads everywhere feel your pain Twins fan. We feel...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Win Means Cheap Gas for Twins Fans

A lot of stuff went down during the Minnesota Twins 20-6 shellacking of the Detroit Tigers Friday night, but, let’s be honest, fans of the American League Central cellar dwellers have little to be excited about. Except this. Prior to the season, gas station SuperAmerica partnered up with the team as a presenting sponsor for the entire 2014 season. And as part of that promotion...
Via Hall of Very Good
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennys Vargas a worthy late season fantasy addition (Week 20 transaction trends)

With Fantasy Baseball trade deadlines beginning to pass, it’s becoming more difficult to address the categorical weaknesses on your roster. The most prominent source currently out there in over 90% of leagues is Minnesota Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas. The 24-year-old is still striking out nearly 30% of the time, but is continuing to benefit from a .410 BABIP. Hitting behind...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton carted away in ambulance after collision

Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton was carted away in an ambulance and taken to the hospital after colliding with a teammate in right-center field during his debut with the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats on Wednesday. Buxton is rated as MLB.com’s top prospect for his ability to hit for power, average, run and make […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins sign 240-pound undrafted pitcher with 100-MPH fastball

SAN FRANCISCO — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. His manager was Joey Gomes, the brother of big leaguer Jonny...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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