How can Byron Buxton be successful this time around?

Ready or not, here he comes. Byron Buxton is headed back to the Minnesota Twins as the club has placed Danny Santana on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. It’s the same injury that cost Santana a couple weeks in early April — except on the opposite leg. So enter Buxton, who’ll obviously get the lion’s share — if not all of the time — in center, not only...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 hours ago

Mauer's recent surge worthy of All-Star support

The Twins don't have any players among the leading vote-getters for the 2016 All-Star Game, but first baseman Joe Mauer is strengthening his case to be an All-Star for the first time since '13.
3 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Recall Byron Buxton, Santana to DL

The Minnesota Twins have placed Danny Santana on the DL and have recalled Byron Buxton The injury bug has bitten the Minnesota Twins once again. Danny Santana suffered a left hamstring strain in yesterday’s game and was placed on the 15 day disabled list. In his place the Twins have recalled Byron Buxton. The 22 […] Minnesota Twins Recall Byron Buxton, Santana to DL - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
11 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Offense Stifled by A’s Pitching

Four-game winning streak ends as Minnesota Twins fall to A’s It seems to be an unfortunate trend for the Minnesota Twins (15-35). Either the offense does well and the pitching struggles or vice versa. On Monday, both aspects performed well, perhaps good enough to win but ultimately both fell short as the Oakland A’s (23-29) […] Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Offense Stifled by...
Via Puckett's Pond
21 hours ago

David Ortiz: A Minnesota Retrospective

Photo Credit: Jesse Johnson- USA Today SportsDavid Ortiz will always have a lasting place in Twins lore. He's the "one that got away for nothing" before becoming a legend in Boston. Ortiz is likely on his way to the Hall of Fame and the Twins released him. Even Terry Ryan has admitted that letting the slugger go was a "mistake."Boston is making their lone 2016 trek to Target Field...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
22 hours ago

Joe Mauer's swing at 2 years old was better than yours is now

Joe Mauer has one of the prettiest swings in baseball. And it looks like the Minnesota Twins star was born with that pretty form.Major League Baseball posted footage of Mauer swinging as a 2-year-old and let's just say his hand-eye coordination was off the charts even as a toddler.Mauer is a career .312 hitter, but the last time he hit at least .300 was 2013. He's off to a solid...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Santana (hamstring) to DL; Buxton called up

Outfielder Danny Santana was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain suffered in the Twins' 3-2 loss to the Athletics on Monday afternoon. In the corresponding roster move, Byron Buxton was recalled from Triple-A Rochester and is expected to join the team in time for Tuesday night's game.
23 hours ago

Minnesota Twins vs Oakland A’s Series Preview

Minnesota Twins Trying to Outrun Their Demons, Stretch Win Streak to Four We’ve seen four wins in a row once before during this season. After two months, you’d think a team that has two such winning streaks would have better than a 15-34 overall record. But we are what we are at point, ready to […] Minnesota Twins vs Oakland A’s Series Preview - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's...
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1 day ago

Twins plan to activate Gibson, move Hughes to bullpen

The Twins plan to activate right-hander Kyle Gibson from the 15-day disabled list to start on Thursday against the Rays. In a surprising decision, veteran right-hander Phil Hughes will head to the bullpen in long relief to make room for Gibson in the rotation.
1 day ago

Miguel Sano and the Minnesota Twins light a spark

I do not mean to sound condescending, but the Minnesota Twins swept who? The Seattle Mariners could not pull out any stops against the American League’s worst franchise this past weekend. The Twins finally saw what we have all been waiting to see from this organization. The bats came alive and pitching was able to get the job done. Minnesota has rattled off four straight wins including...
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Twins' Grossman, Mauer and Sano homer to sweep Mariners in Seattle

SEATTLE -- Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano both homered for a third straight game and the Minnesota Twins polished off a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 5-4 victory on Sunday.Mauer and Sano hit back-to-back home runs off Taijuan Walker into the bullpens behind left field for a 3-2 lead in the fourth. Sano has homered in four consecutive games.Ricky Nolasco (2-3) allowed...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nunez with 4 hits as Twins beat Mariners on unorthodox double play

SEATTLE -- Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the seventh and the Minnesota Twins won their third straight with a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.Kevin Jepsen pitched the ninth for his fifth save despite Seattle having the tying run at third base with no outs. Jepsen got a shallow popout...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Molitor on pitching coach's arrest: 'I'm concerned about my friend'

SEATTLE -- Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor said his primary concern was for the well-being of pitching coach Neil Allen, who was suspended by the team following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving."There's a lot of things that are swirling around, but my thoughts are about what we can do for him here in the short term to support him," Molitor said before Friday's game...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Twins’ player confronted play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer about his calls

Players being unhappy with announcers is nothing new, but Minnesota Twins’ TV play-by-play commentator Dick Bremer would be a long ways down on the list of announcers you’d expect to see in a confrontation with a player. An empirical 2012 Wall Street Journal study found that Bremer and regular color analyst Bert Blyleven were one of the MLB announcing duos most biased towards...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins announcer Dick Bremer confronted by player for negative commentary

Minnesota Twins play-by-play man Dick Bremer may not be that popular in the Twins’ clubhouse these days. In an interview with WDAY 970’s Mike McFeely, Bremer said he was confronted by a member of the team for being too negative about their struggles. “I make it a practice to go in the clubhouse every day and go down on the field, so if a player has a complaint about something...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins TV broadcaster says player confronted him about on-air criticism

There is plenty of frustration to go around in the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse, as TV play-by-play man Dick Bremer found out firsthand.Bremer told WDAY Radio in Fargo, N.D., that he recently was confronted by an unnamed Twins player who was unhappy about critical remarks Bremer made during a broadcast."I make it a practice to go in the clubhouse every day and go down on the field...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Ausmus loses his mind during ejection

Brad Ausmus lost his mind as he was ejected from Monday’s Detroit Tigers game against the Minnesota Twins. Ausmus’ Tigers scored eight runs in the bottom of the first to get off to a great start, but then they saw the lead evaporate over the next few innings. By the bottom of the fourth, the score was 8-7. So you can imagine why Ausmus was frustrated then when Nick Castellanos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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