Minnesota Twins Ups and Downs After Week 4

Minnesota Twins Trends After One Month: Need May 2015 Repeat After one month last year, Twins’ fans were frustrated. There was promise with a new coaching staff, and the Twins’ cupboard in the minors would soon open to the likes of Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, and Byron Buxton. But the Twins started off 0-3, getting […] Minnesota Twins Ups and Downs After Week 4 - Puckett's...
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Pipeline preview: Twins' Gonsalves toes the rubber

Braves top prospect Dansby Swanson is among those to watch in Monday's slate of Minor League games. The A's Daniel Mengden will be making his Triple-A debut as well.
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Minnesota Twins Player of the Week: Mauer shines brightest to end April

Joe Mauer closes out the month of April as Minnesota Twins Player of the Week Heading into the final week of the first month of the season, it seems preposterous to think that we are just now recognizing perhaps the most valuable of the Minnesota Twins in April but here we stand as first baseman […] Minnesota Twins Player of the Week: Mauer shines brightest to end April - Puckett...
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Minnesota Twins: Puckett’s Patter – Dearly Departed Edition

This week on Puckett’s Patter looks at the Minnesota Twins, Byron Buxton, and reflect on the passing of The Purple One. Welcome to another week of Puckett’s Patter. The purpose of this feature is for Puckett’s Pond to provide for some fan interaction on a weekly basis. In order to participate, send a Twins related […] Minnesota Twins: Puckett’s Patter – Dearly Departed...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/1): Walker Powers Rochester

Mayday, Mayday!Ok, maybe there isn't anything to panic about at this point. I mean it's still early in the minor league campaign but the calendar did turn to May on Sunday. Most of the Twins' affiliates are attempting to find themselves in this early part of the year. Sunday's games were a microcosm of the season so far; there was some good pitching and not much timely hitting.Would...
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'Super changeup' part of repertoire for Abad

Lefty Fernando Abad has surprisingly been the Twins' best reliever so far this season, and he credits a new pitch he's throwing as a reason for his success.
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Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of May 1

The Minnesota Twins are finishing the month of April with a 7-17 record, the only team in the division to not have a winning record. One bright side is last year the Texas Rangers started the season with a 7-14 record, and still made the playoffs thanks to the new wild card system. Still, it will be an uphill climb for the Twins over the course of the rest of the season. The Twins...
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Twins minor leaguer suspended 80 games for positive test

NEW YORK (AP) Minnesota Twins outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez has been suspended 80 games following a positive test under baseball's minor league drug program. The commissioner's office said Thursday he positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. A 29-year-old who has played 11 minor league seasons without reaching the major leagues, Rodriguez is hitting .234 with one homer and three...
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The return of Joe Mauer

Over the last couple years, Twins fans and baseball fans alike have repeatedly asked the same question: Can Joe Mauer ever return to being an elite hitter? After a concussion during the 2013 season, the Twins organization made the decision that Mauer's time behind the plate was over and moved him over to first base. To make things worse, it appeared his bat had been left behind...
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Twins’ Glen Perkins caught giving the middle finger in dugout (vid)

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins may be on the disabled list as he nurses a strained throwing shoulder, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in the dugout supporting his teammates … or possibly giving one of them the middle finger? The Twins on Tuesday called up highly touted starting pitching prospect Jose Berrios to make his first start in the big leagues in a tilt against...
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Trevor May Be Worth Watching

We continue to find ourselves very much within the “it’s too early to care about this statistic” period of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Does your favorite player have a good WAR? How’s that young starter’s ERA? These are some examples of questions you probably shouldn’t be asking after 25 days. The data isn’t really more or less relevant than any other 20...
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Picking Berrios: Top Prospect Debuts for Twins Tonight

This hasn’t been a particularly fun season for Twins fans. Not only do they have an abysmal 7-14 record, but their young players — who are supposed to usher in a new era of Twins baseball — haven’t been performing. Top prospect Byron Buxton has been all sorts of terrible, minor-league performer Max Kepler hasn’t been much better, and Miguel Sano has underwhelmed (with...
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Twins fan is devastated after losing his popcorn while chasing a foul ball

A fan sitting behind home plate for Tuesday's Indians-Twins game suffered the heartbreaking loss of a potential foul ball and his box of popcorn, and was understandably crushed. When Brian Dozier fouled a ball off behind him, this guy launched out of his seat and rushed over to try and catch it, but he walked away with nothing. This is why you always bring a glove.
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The Starter The Berrios, The Sweeter The Juice

"Hi, I work in the front office for the Twins and I'm ordering lunch.  I was wondering what you have that's old that you can give us a discount on.  Can you eat old pork?  Hmm, let's try it with extra sauce.  John Ryan Murphy briefly converted to Judaism, or so he wrote in 6-point font inside his lined notebook where he talked about murder, but he's back to the gentile side...
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Twins place starting pitchers Santana, Gibson on 15-day DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins' rotation will be without two of its top starters as the team placed right-handers Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson on the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.Santana had been considered day to day after he was scratched from his last start with a sore back. Santana is listed with a lower back strain. Gibson...
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Minnesota Twins Promote Jose Berrios

BeGreen90 Flickr The injury bug is starting to take a toll on starting pitchers (the Indians just lost Carlos Carrasco for 4-6 weeks) and now the Minnesota Twins are getting set to put Ervin Santana on the DL with a back issue. Taking his place in the rotation is stud pitcher and future ace Jose Berrios. In three starts in the minor leagues this year, Berrios has a 1.06 ERA...
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Minnesota Twins road performance must improve

Oswaldo Arcia’s shot into the right field seats on Monday proves one fact about the 2016 Minnesota Twins baseball season. The team can win at home, and they are doing so in late-inning pressure. However, the team is 6-14 and is already eight games back of the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox. The Twins 5-4 record at home would suggest a solid start in the month...
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Twins hold ‘A Special Tribute to Prince’ at Monday’s game

The Minnesota Twins organization on Monday held "A Special Tribute to Prince" at Target Field throughout Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Tonight we will pay tribute to the late Minnesota icon, Prince. Fans, wear your purple! — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 25, 2016 Rest in Purple, #Prince.
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Minnesota Twins batters use Prince classics as walk-up music

The Minnesota Twins will return home to Target Field Monday, and the team is paying tribute to Minnesota music legend Prince in their own way by changing each batter's walk-up music. Eduardo Nunez - 1999Brian Dozier - Purple RainJoe Mauer - 7Miguel Sano - Kiss Byung Ho Park - UptownOswaldo Arcia - I Would Die 4 UEduardo Escobar - Little Red CorvetteKurt Suzuki - The Most Beautiful...
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Sputtering Twins send Buxton to minors in roster shuffle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have sent center fielder Byron Buxton back to the minors after the organization's top prospect had another rough start at the plate. Buxton and outfielder Max Kepler were optioned Monday to Triple-A Rochester before the Twins hosted Cleveland. To aid an ailing roster, utility man Danny Santana was reinstated from the disabled list and right...
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Chris Heisley's homer ends 16 inning Nats-Twins game

Bryce Harper got the day off for the Washington Nationals… until the bottom of the ninth inning. Trailing 4-3, Nationals manager Dusty Baker (obviously) had Harper pinch-hit, and to the surprise of no one, Harper came through with a game-tying homer (and MLB-leading ninth homer): Harper was then replaced by Chris Heisey on defense for the top of the 10th inning, leaving the...
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The Twins are making 'Little Red Corvette' their 7th-inning stretch song

The Twins honored Minnesota native Prince by lighting up Target Field in purple when the music legend passed away Thursday, and the tributes will continue when the team returns from a road trip Monday.According to ESPN, one of Prince’s signature tunes — “Little Red Corvette” — will be the Twins’ seventh-inning stretch song for the rest of the season. The team hadn’t...
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Minnesota Twins honor Prince by turning Target Field purple

The world just lost an all-time icon. But the state of Minnesota just lost a beloved hometown hero. Entertainer extraordinaire Prince, who was born and raised in Minneapolis and was considered probably the preeminent figure in the Minnesota musical canon, tragically passed away at the age of 57 at his home on Thursday. Fittingly, the Minnesota Twins posted the following tribute...
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Minnesota Twins fix outfield wall with duct tape

During Monday night’s Brewers-Twins game at Target Field, a pad on the left field wall came loose. A Twins grounds crew member then raced out to the outfield and fixed the wall in the most appropriate way – by using duct tape. I love how amused Twins left fielder Oswaldo Arcia was by the whole turn of events. I don’t think that’s what he expected to see during a Monday...
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Young Twins starlets lead the team’s early season offensive woes

The Minnesota Twins entered the 2016 offseason with big needs on offense. Minnesota surprisingly finished above .500 in 2015 despite being one of the worst-hitting squads in the league. The Twins lived by the long ball, finishing with 156 home runs (16th), which hid the fact they posted a .247 batting average (26th) and a .305 OBP (28th). The club’s big issue wasn’t necessarily...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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