TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins rally again, but settle for Fenway split

Two of the biggest constants of the season for the Red Sox -- Rick Porcello winning at home and the Boston bats hitting at home -- intersected nicely in Sunday's 8-7 victory over the Twins that salvaged a split of a four-game series at Fenway Park.
Via Twins.com
39 minutes ago

Suzuki out of starting lineup with 'sore' chin

Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki was held out of the starting lineup Sunday after receiving eight stitches to his chin Saturday, but manager Paul Molitor said he's hopeful Suzuki is available to play in an emergency.
Via Twins.com
4 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Is Molitor’s Job Really Safe?

Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad says second-year manager Paul Molitor is safe but do any of us really believe that? Me personally, I don’t. And it’s not because I think Pohlad is a liar of any kind, I just think him vowing to bring back Molitor for next season doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll survive it. […] Minnesota Twins: Is Molitor’s Job Really Safe? - Puckett's Pond...
Via Puckett's Pond
4 hours ago

Sano homers, Nunez drives in 3 as Twins rally past Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) The Minnesota Twins are proving they haven't given up. After opening the season with just 16 wins in their first 56 games, the Twins have started the post All-Star break nicely. They earned their fifth victory in nine games to clinch a winning road trip. Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, as Minnesota...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins outlast Red Sox for 11-9 win

BOSTON -- Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, as the Minnesota Twins rallied for an 11-9 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.Eddie Rosario had four singles for Minnesota, which won its second straight over Boston after losing the series opener Thursday.Hanley Ramirez belted a three-run homer and Xander Bogaerts...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kintzler suddenly garnering plenty of interest

When Brandon Kintzler signed a Minor League deal with the Twins in December, he never imagined he'd be the closer at any point this season.
Via Twins.com
22 hours ago

Twins hold on for win after Gibson's gem against Red Sox

BOSTON -- Kyle Gibson put an end to a two-game hitting outburst by the Red Sox, allowing just a pair of hits in the first inning and none over the next seven as the Minnesota Twins edged Boston 2-1 Friday night.Brian Dozier hit a solo home run for the Twins in the second inning and Miguel Sano added an RBI single in the sixth. It was all the scoring Minnesota needed as Gibson (3...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly: Luis Arraez Is Going Unnoticed

Luis Arraez, a Minnesota Twins minor leaguer, is playing extremely well, yet isn’t receiving enough attention. Second baseman Luis Arraez is playing brilliantly for the Minnesota Twins single-A team, the Cedar Rapids Kernels. This season is already the best of his career. Yet despite being mentioned quite often, he is still overlooked. If the season ended […] Minnesota Twins...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Possible landing spots for Twins trade chips

With the MLB trade deadline just a little over a week away, teams are starting to hone in on their wish lists and firm up exactly what course of action they’ll take as we head down the stretch run. With the Minnesota Twins firmly entrenched in the “sell” camp, it’s not terribly hard to see […] The post Possible landing spots for Twins trade chips appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Minnesota Twins Visit Fenway, Say Goodbye to Big Papi

Minnesota Twins Travel to Boston for four-game Weekend Series The Minnesota Twins continue their road trip, this time stopping at venerable Fenway Park in Boston for four games. This continues their trend of playing one of the top teams in the American League. Since July 1st, all but three games have been against division contenders […] Minnesota Twins Visit Fenway, Say Goodbye...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 days ago

Twins owner wants ‘someone that’s lovable’ as new GM

Anyone interviewing for the Minnesota Twins now vacant general manager job take note. When meeting with owner Jim Pohlad, don’t be afraid to give him a big bear hug. Minnesota’s owner wants a few things. Though, in the end, the team’s new GM must be lovable. Yes, you read that right. He wants a lovable general manager to run the front office. “When we had the all-staff...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fire GM after more than 30 seasons with team

In the midst of a sorely disappointing season, the last-place Minnesota Twins have fired general manager Terry Ryan. The decision comes as some around the Twin Cities have suggested the organization needs a shake up from top to bottom. Ryan, who served as the Twins general manager from 1994-2007, was the figurehead for an organization that found on-field success while existing...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Fire Terry Ryan

You don’t often see GMs fired two weeks before the trade deadline, as this is a pretty busy time of year to be shaking up a front office. You don’t often see the Twins fire anyone, as organizational continuity has been a hallmark of their club, and why they’ve only had five GMs in their franchise history. But today, the Twins bucked both trends, relieving Terry Ryan of his...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Release Kevin Jepsen

JULY 11: The Twins have released Jepsen, tweets Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. JULY 3: The Twins have designated right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen for assignment, reports LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter link). To replace Jepsen on its roster, the club has recalled outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester, tweets Rhett Bollinger...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Tweets His Congrats to Derek Jeter

As you might’ve heard, Derek Jeter added another ring to his collection Saturday when he tied the knot with longtime fiancé Hannah Davis. Among the reported 100 well-wishers were former teammates Jorge Posada, Tino Martinez and Andruw Jones. Not in attendance, longtime teammate Phil Hughes…but he had a good excuse. Dude just had a rib removed. True story. Even though he’s...
Via Hall of Very Good
14 days ago  |  Discuss

This Twins fan has shaved an Eduardo Nunez jersey into his back hair

Baseball was introduced to the world's biggest and hairiest Eduardo Nunez fan on Saturday.During the FOX broadcast of the Minnesota Twins-Texas Rangers game, this fan was spotted in the stands at Globe Life Park:The folks around him appear to be thrilled that he made the trip to Arlington to cheer on his Twins hero. And we can only imagine how creeped out and/or impressed Nunez must...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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