TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Buxton robs Cruz with leaping grab at wall

Highlight-reel catches have become a common occurrence for Twins rookie center fielder Byron Buxton, but he made one of his best catches of the season to rob Seattle's Nelson Cruz of a potential three-run homer in the third inning on Friday night.
Via Twins.com
19 hours ago

Kepler, Twins relieved day after neck injury

The Twins received good news on rookie outfielder Max Kepler, who suffered a mild neck strain in Thursday's game against the Tigers but could return to the lineup as early as Saturday.
Via Twins.com
20 hours ago

Start of Mariners-Twins delayed by rain

The Twins and Mariners opened Friday night's game (7:10 CT) in a rain delay, but were aiming for a 7:45 start.
Via Twins.com
21 hours ago

Dozier, Twins look to derail Seattle's playoff hopes

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is having an historic season individually, but his accomplishments are getting overshadowed by his team's lack of success. In the first game of a Thursday doubleheader between Minnesota and the Detroit Tigers, Dozier set an American League record for most home runs by a second baseman. His first-inning homer was his 42nd...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

LOOK: What happened to all the Twins’ fans?

The fans attending Thursday afternoon’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins needn’t worry about elbow room or personal space. After estimating that the crowd at the game was well under 2,500 LaVelle E. Neal of The Minneapolis Star Tribune took a picture that proved he’s no liar. Game time pic.twitter.com/6FtdPQq7WC — LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) September...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Almost nobody shows up at Target Field for Twins makeup game

Being a Minnesota Twins fan is rough. The Twins have been largely abysmal over the past few seasons and are on pace for a 100 loss season in 2016. With the season coming to a close, almost nobody showed up to watch Minnesota take on the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon. I’m not being hyperbolic. Check out the scene at Target Field during the first inning. There only appears...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Brian Dozier sets American League home run record for 2B

Minnesota Twins’ second baseman Brian Dozier slugged his 42nd home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning of Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. It was Dozier’s 40th home run of the season as a second baseman, setting a new American League record. It is also worth noting that his latest […] The post Twins’ Brian Dozier sets American League home run...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

DPD: Ervin Santana’s Incredible Stretch

We don’t have much for you today, but we do have a decent matchup in the back half of a doubleheader and an emerging ace who is looking a lot more like himself of late. Check ’em out! Justin Verlander (DET) versus Ervin Santana (MIN) 8:10 p.m. ET This is the second half of a doubleheader at Target Field after the game Wednesday was washed out—literally. Verlander has been...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest On Twins’ Front Office Search

The Twins appear to be honing in on a handful of possibilities for their open president of baseball operations position, as Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. Though the team could still conduct interviews with additional executives, it may be that the slate of candidates is already set, he adds on Twitter. One outside option who has impressed, per Buster Olney...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Trevor May Diagnosed With Stress Fracture In Back

Twins righty Trevor May has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. His specific condition was diagnosed as a “pars defect” by specialist Dr. Robert Watkins. It seems that the injury has been present for some time, with Watkins telling May that it had already undergone “cycles of healing” that never completed...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Three Needs: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are up next in MLBTR’s Three Needs series, and while isolating three individual needs for a team with the worst record in Major League Baseball is a tall order, here are three aspects that the organization needs to shore up in order to facilitate a return to relevance in the AL Central… 1. Improve the player development process. There’s been plenty written about...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Minnesota Twins: Why I’m Still Optimistic About the Future

With the disappointing 2016 campaign coming to an end for the Minnesota Twins, the focus will be on the front office and what they do to help bring some clarity to the future of the franchise. First off will be the hiring of the next Minnesota Twins General Manager. Whoever that may be, they will […] Minnesota Twins: Why I’m Still Optimistic About the Future - Puckett's Pond...
Via Puckett's Pond
3 days ago

Twins lose Eddie Rosario for rest of season

Eddie Rosario won’t be the most famous athlete to be diagnosed with an avulsion fracture this week, with that honor going to junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, but the Twins’ starting left fielder will miss a significant amount of time as well. Paul Molitor said Tuesday (via Brandon Warne) that Rosario will miss approximately six weeks with […] The post Twins lose...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Minnesota Twins: Stumbling to Finish Line, Trending Toward #1 Pick

The Minnesota Twins’ end of summer swoon continues as they sink further in standings. Despite a historically bad start to the season, the Minnesota Twins were actually competitive for a long stretch in the middle of the Summer. Since then, they’ve sunk to near franchise-worst pace to finish a season. It was fun for a […] Minnesota Twins: Stumbling to Finish Line, Trending Toward...
Via Puckett's Pond
4 days ago

Tigers go to Minnesota 2 1/2 games out of playoff spot

When a season of high expectations started for Minnesota, a mid-September series at Target Field between the Twins and the visiting Detroit Tigers was expected to be a fight for postseason position. Playoffs are still in the picture for Detroit. But the optimism created by the Twins' 83-79 record in 2015 ended quickly and has led to another long summer as Minnesota begins its final...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Losses, Dozier Watch & Pen Issues

The Minnesota Twins’ road to 100 losses is almost over as the Sunday’s loss clinched their 95th this season. After winning six division championships through the first 10 years of the new century, the Minnesota Twins have since lost 90+ games every year but one. This season will mark their highest loss total since 1982 […] Minnesota Twins: Losses, Dozier Watch & Pen Issues...
Via Puckett's Pond
5 days ago

Twins reinstate pitchers May, Milone

The Minnesota Twins reinstated right-handed reliever Trevor May and left-handed starter Tommy Milone from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.Milone has missed 24 games with tendinitis in his left arm, while May has been sidelined for the last 29 games with a lower back strain.May is 2-2 with a 4.89 ERA for the Twins this season through 42 1/3 innings pitched, while Milone has logged...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins to honor Jacob Wetterling with jersey patch

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins will honor the family of Jacob Wetterling with red jerseys and a No. 11 patch on their uniforms Friday night when the team plays Cleveland. The Twins announced they'll hold an online auction for 11 of the jerseys, with proceeds going to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. The center was founded to educate and assist families and communities with...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Minnesota Twins

Despite coming into the season with postseason aspirations based off their 2015 success and not playing in a division with the Cubs, the Minnesota Twins have been the first team eliminated from the playoffs in the 2016 season. Bolstered by a group of talented rookies, Minnesota finished the season in second place in the AL Central last year, winning 83, but with nearly a month left...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier: Home runs don’t matter if team isn’t winning

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has been one of the MLB’s best surprises this season, flashing a surprising amount of power for a middle infielder with 38 home runs on the year. But with the Twins at the bottom of the AL Central with a dismal record of 51-87, that doesn’t mean a lot to him. After exploding for three homers in an 11-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How Brian Dozier Put Together a Season for the Ages

Yes, it’s true that this is the year of the second baseman. As a group, second basemen are putting up better offensive numbers than they have in nearly a century, and are outhitting their defensively challenged counterparts in left field for the first time in the history of the live-ball era, dating back to 1920. And yes, it’s true that power across the sport is nearly at an...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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