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Minnesota Twins: With Win on Sunday, Twins Can Pull Back Into First

The Minnesota Twins have stayed close with the Indians after getting swept a week ago. Now they can pull back into first with a sweep of their own. The Minnesota Twins wrap up their second series in the last ten days against the Cleveland Indians, and they are still hanging tough. After a tough sweep […] Minnesota Twins: With Win on Sunday, Twins Can Pull Back Into First - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
3 minutes ago

Duffey, Rogers carry Twins 2 days in a row

After Twins manager Paul Molitor turned to reliever Tyler Duffey in the sixth inning of Friday's 5-0 win over the Indians, Duffey knew that his skipper could call his number early on once again on Saturday. The right-hander began to prepare himself as early as the fourth inning.
Via Twins.com
14 hours ago

Kepler scratched after fouling ball off foot

In the eighth inning of Friday's 5-0 win over the Indians, Twins right fielder Max Kepler fouled a pitch off his right foot, causing the team's trainer to come to the batter's box to check on him. Although Kepler stayed in for the rest of the game, he was experiencing discomfort in the foot before Saturday's game.
Via Twins.com
20 hours ago

Twins cool Tribe's bats as big 2nd backs Mejia

The Indians returned home as the American League Central leaders, but the Twins still plan on having a say in the race this summer. On Friday night, Minnesota lefty Adalberto Mejia quieted Cleveland's recently scorching lineup, guiding the Twins to a 5-0 win at Progressive Field.
Via Twins.com
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins: Road to the Show, Trevor Hildenberger Edition

The Minnesota Twins have brought the 650th pick from the 2014 MLB Draft to the Show. In the 22nd round of the 2014 draft the Twins selected Trevor Hildenberger, a right-handed reliever. Hildenberger, from University of California, Berkley was drafted as a senior. He quickly signed with the Twins to begin his minor league career. […] Minnesota Twins: Road to the Show, Trevor Hildenberger...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Texas signee Landon Leach will forego college, sign with Minnesota Twins

As expected, the No.1 Canadian prospect and 37th overall pick will go pro. No. 1 overall Canadian prospect and Texas signee Landon Leach plans to pen a contract with the Minnesota Twins, Burnt Orange Nation confirms. The right-handed pitcher was taken 37th overall in the MLB draft, and had committed to the ‘Horns in November. Leach is completing a medical evaluation on Friday...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins: Chris Gimenez Coming Out of Bullpen a Bad Look

Chris Gimenez has made a historic amount of relief appearance for a guy who plays catcher regularly. This makes the Minnesota Twins look weak. Chris Gimenez has yet to find a way to be the everyday starting catcher for the Minnesota Twins, but he has been able to sneak into games in a different capacity. […] Minnesota Twins: Chris Gimenez Coming Out of Bullpen a Bad Look - Puckett...
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1 day ago

Twins Designate Alex Wimmers, Mason Melotakis

The Twins announced that they’ve designated left-handed reliever Mason Melotakis and right-handed reliever Alex Wimmers for assignment on Friday. The moves will clear way for the the team to select the contracts of veteran righty Dillon Gee and right-hander Trevor Hildenberger, one of the organization’s top bullpen prospects.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Mejia, 3 relievers hold Indians to 4 hits in Twins’ 5-0 win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL Central on Friday night. Mejia (2-3) held Cleveland to two hits in five innings, but had to work around five walks and two errors. The left-hander got out of bases-loaded jams in the...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Jose Berrios improves to 7-1, leads Twins to win over White Sox

Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins send RHP Phil Hughes on rehab assignment for shoulder

Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 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
8 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
8 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
10 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...
Via Yardbarker
10 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins select high school shortstop Royce Lewis with top pick in baseball draft

Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Siren Call of the Two-Way Star

The 2017 MLB Draft kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. ET, and the Minnesota Twins will have the first pick from what is generally considered to be a pretty a mediocre class. And how the rest of the draft goes depends on how the Twins answer one pretty simple question: can a high-end MLB player really contribute as both a hitter and a pitcher? According to Eric Longenhagen (and most of...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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