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Back from rehab stint early, Hughes joins 'pen

The Twins' bullpen saw a big shift on Wednesday, as Phil Hughes was recalled from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester and Craig Breslow was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left thoracic rib cage soreness.
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Phil Hughes activated by Twins, who put Craig Breslow on DL

Via Associated Press
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Minnesota Twins: Gee That Didn’t Last Long, Dillon Sent Down

After calling up Dillon Gee to provide long inning relief the Minnesota Twins have sent him back down to Triple-A. The Minnesota Twins signed Dillon Gee on June 22nd, 2017 after the Texas Rangers granted him free agency.  Gee was drafted in the 21st round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the New York Mets. He spent […] Minnesota Twins: Gee That Didn’t Last Long, Dillon Sent Down ...
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1 hour ago

Minnesota Twins: Brandon Kintzler on All-Star Pace

Minnesota Twins closer Brandon Kintzler has been hanging with the best closers in the American League in 2017. Is it enough to make the AL All-Star team? The Minnesota Twins are not unfamiliar with having their closer in the All-Star Game. Eddie Guardado, Joe Nathan and Glen Perkins all seemed to be regulars representing the […] Minnesota Twins: Brandon Kintzler on All-Star Pace...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 hours ago

Surprising Twins face Deadline decisions

Brian Dozier was mentioned regularly in last offseason's trade rumors, leading many to speculate that the second baseman would be one of the biggest names moved before this summer's non-waiver July 31 Trade Deadline. But something strange has happened with the Twins, the team that lost an MLB-high 103 games last season. They're winning.
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3 hours ago

Weather prematurely ends Santiago's return

With Hector Santiago making his first start since June 6 after just one three-inning rehab appearance, and a doubleheader looming in Kansas City on Saturday, the Twins' rotation was already in a precarious situation on Tuesday night.
Via Twins.com
16 hours ago

A Need For Speed

Photo Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsUntil recently, speed was a hard to quantify when it came to scouting players. Timers can be used to see how fast a player gets down the first baseline or how fast a player moves around the bases on a hit into the gap. Some scouting of speed was based on the eye-test because most scouts can look at a player and be able to tell if they are...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins: Hector Santiago Returns After Disabled List Stint

Hector Santiago returns to the mound for the Minnesota Twins after resting his shoulder. If he is able to pitch well, the Twins could gain legitimacy. The pitching staff for the Minnesota Twins looked as if it was a piece or two from being complete early on in the season. Ervin Santana was pitching well […] Minnesota Twins: Hector Santiago Returns After Disabled List Stint - Puckett...
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1 day ago

Twins top pick Royce Lewis hits HR in first minor-league at-bat

Royce Lewis, the Minnesota Twins’ top pick in the 2017 MLB draft with the first overall selection, got his professional career off to a rollicking start by hitting a home run in his first at-bat with the Gulf Coast League rookie Twins squad. Lewis, whose round-tripper came in the first inning, not surprisingly was pretty pumped up about the homer.“It was awesome,” Lewis told...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Searching For Relief

Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports"The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen."--- Bob Lemon, Hall of Fame PitcherThe Twins bullpen would hardly be called strong this season. In fact, Minnesota's relief core has been somewhat of a revolving door with a well-worn path between Rochester and Target Field. As Nick wrote about on Monday, Brandon...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Twins Minor League Report (6/25): Romero Rocks, E-Twins Roll

Photo Credit: Seth Stohs, Twins DailyThis time of year can get very busy in the Twins farm system. The rookie league teams are starting to get up and running while the full-season affiliates have shifted into second-half mode. New playoff spots are on the line and players have a lot to prove in the months ahead.After a plethora of roster moves over the last week, there are plenty...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
2 days ago

The eternal frustration of Byron Buxton

Everyone has a person in their life that they irrationally give second chances to. Whether it is a friend from high school, a person they used to date, or a sibling, we will always believe the best about them. This phenomenon certainly applies to sports fans with players on the team they root for. Byron Buxton has become that player for me, and it is a cycle that will undoubtedly...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins give away awesome Prince-themed ‘Purple Rain’ umbrellas (PHOTO)

The Twins held “Prince Night” on Friday, as a tribute to the legendary performer, and the team delivered in a big way. To reward the first 10,000 fans who were in attendance for the game at Target Field, the Twins hooked them up with Prince-themed “Purple Rain” umbrellas. Check them out. Looks like the team delivered in a big way.
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins give away amazing umbrellas for Prince Night

The Minnesota Twins are holding Prince Night this evening to honor the late Minneapolis icon and music legend, and the first 10,000 fans in attendance at Target Field get an awesome Prince-themed umbrella.Check it out: And on the outside, the umbrella is purple, of course (via MLB.Com): The players also wore Prince-themed shirts during batting practice: And there will be Prince-themed...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 MLB Draft: Indiana’s Luke Miller drafted by the Twins

Minnesota has given Miller the chance to turn pro by selecting him in the 31st round With the 916th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, coming in the 31st round, the Minnesota Twins have selected Indiana third baseman Luke Miller. As a sophomore, Miller hit .274 with 10 home runs and 39 RBIs. Those power numbers were a huge improvement over his freshman year when he hit just one...
Via Crimson Quarry
13 days ago  |  Discuss

As the Twins climb to unexpected heights, unexpected challenges await

On Monday, the Minnesota Twins made high school shortstop Royce Lewis the top overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft as a consolation prize for their league-low 59 wins a year ago. In a rare turn of events, when the Twins took the diamond shortly afterward, they did so as the leaders of the American League Central — and as the most surprising sustainable success story in the majors...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Asking Brian Dozier About His Missing Home Runs

Last year, Brian Dozier hit 42 home runs for the Twins. He’d never hit 30 before that, so it was fair to wonder if the power was repeatable. This year, he’s on pace for a total much more similar to his career norms… and yet some of the factors we used to look at last year’s home runs suggest that he should have recorded more homers this year already. Notably, Andrew Perpetua‘s...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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