Minnesota Twins Trending Down, Down, Down (Plus Seven More)

Minnesota Twins Season Full of Ups, But Many More Downs In a season framed by incredible lows (beginning and current part of schedule) and surprising highs (middle of June to middle of August) – the Minnesota Twins have left more questions unanswered for next season than they have helped answer for the front office and […] Minnesota Twins Trending Down, Down, Down (Plus Seven...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 hours ago

Santiago more aggressive in scoreless outing

When the Twins traded for left-hander Hector Santiago at the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline, they looked at it as an upgrade to their rotation, given his history.
14 hours ago

A Broken Defensive Heart

Photo Credit: Mark L. Baer, USA Today SportsIt can be one of the most exciting plays in baseball.A pitcher finds himself with runners on base before a perfectly placed pitch coaxes a ground ball to a middle infielder. After a flip to second and a laser throw to first, the defense is walking off the field. Fans in the stands get on their feet for the perfectly timed double-play.But...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
14 hours ago

Twins miss opportunities in loss to Tribe

It took until the 10th for the Indians to finally get on the board, but that was all they needed in a 1-0 walk-off win over the Twins in Monday's series opener at Progressive Field. It was the Tribe's eighth walk-off of the season. With the loss, the Twins' season-long slump extended to 11 games.
16 hours ago

Twins call up veteran Schafer rather than Buxton

Byron Buxton was named the International League Batter of the Week on Monday, but it was veteran outfielder Logan Schafer who was recalled to join the Twins with Danny Santana placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.
19 hours ago

Twins place CF Danny Santana on DL with sprained shoulder

CLEVELAND (AP) The Minnesota Twins placed center fielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left shoulder. Santana was injured when he collided with left fielder Robbie Grossman in the first inning Sunday in Toronto. He left the game the following inning and was examined Monday in Minneapolis. Santana, a switch-hitter, is batting .240 with two homers, 14...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Should Neil Allen Return in 2017?

We are approaching one month from the Minnesota Twins (mercifully) seeing their season come to a close and perhaps a nice long offseason will do the team some good. So what type of offseason moves could we expect from the Minnesota Twins. One move that could help would involve a large portion of the coaching […] Minnesota Twins: Should Neil Allen Return in 2017? - Puckett's Pond...
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1 day ago

Twins place Danny Santana on 15-day disabled list

On the heels of losing their 10th consecutive game on Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder AC joint sprain and have selected the contract fellow outfielder Logan Schafer from Triple-A Rochester. Santana left Sunday’s contest after an outfield collision and now finds himself […] The post Twins place...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Twins' Santana sprains shoulder in outfield collision with Grossman

TORONTO -- Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana left Sunday's game against the Blue Jays after he sprained his left shoulder in a first-inning collision with left fielder Robbie Grossman. The two outfielders collided on the warning track in left center while chasing leadoff batter Jose Bautista's high fly. The impact caused the ball to drop for a double, and Bautista later...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Danny Santana exits following outfield collision

It has been a dismal season for the Minnesota Twins, and on Sunday afternoon, that was on full display in the first inning of their matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays. On a ball that ended up being a double by Blue Jays’ right fielder Jose Bautista, Twins’ outfielders Danny Santana and Robbie Grossman collided. […] The post Twins’ Danny Santana exits following outfield...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Ervin Santana Clears Trade Waivers

Twins righty Ervin Santana recently cleared trade waivers and can be dealt to any team in the coming days, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. Teams have until Wednesday to deal for players they wish to include on their postseason rosters. Acquiring the 33-year-old Santana would be a considerable investment for any team — he’s making $13.5MM this season and will...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Minnesota Twins: Duffey, Berrios Demoted to Triple-A

The Minnesota Twins have made a pair of moves in an attempt to shake up the rotation for the remainder of the season. On Friday, the Minnesota Twins called up Alex Wimmers from Triple-A and also gave Andrew Albers a spot in the rotation. The duo will take the starting spots held by Jose Berrios […] Minnesota Twins: Duffey, Berrios Demoted to Triple-A - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
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3 days ago

QUIZ: Name the Minnesota Twins who’ve hit at least 30 home runs in a season

A member of the Minnesota Twins have hit 30 or more home runs in 24 different seasons, with a total of 12 different players. How many of these mighty Twins can you name? Clue: Number of Home Runs/Year Note: Does not include players from the Washington Senators.
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What Byron Buxton’s Struggles Have Meant Historically

Back in June, Eno Sarris discussed with Byron Buxton some adjustments the latter had made in his attempt to succeed at the major-league level. Then, about two weeks ago now, shortly after Buxton was sent back down to the minors, August Fagerstrom discussed whether any of the aforementioned adjustments had helped or hurt Buxton’s production. We know both that (a) Buxton has attempted...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Changes Byron Buxton Has and Hasn’t Made

Byron Buxton‘s demotion to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday brings the tally to four demotions to Triple-A Rochester more than fans of the Minnesota Twins hoped to witness the top prospect endure once he made his major league debut on June 14, 2015. Buxton is headed to the minors to do one thing, and one thing only: fine-tune his swing. It’s what every demotion’s been about thus...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Miguel Sano flyball hits the roof at Tropicana Field

Playing at Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field is always an adventure thanks to the catwalks and the roof, and on Sunday, Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano showed just how much of an adventure it can be for everyone involved. Sano became the first player ever to hit the roof of the Trop with a batted ball, with this 210-foot pop-up: Sano's fly out—the first batted ball to hit...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miguel Sano hits ball off Tropicana Field roof

When Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano makes solid contact with a pitch, he tends to crush the ball. Fans at Tropicana Field on Sunday witnessed that when he became the first player to hit a ball off the roof there, which he did in the first inning of the game. With runners on the corners, Sano got under a pitch and skied it over 200 feet into the air. The ball hit off the roof...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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