Great start from Gibson doesn't go to waste

As Kyle Gibson finished up the eighth inning, his seventh straight frame without giving up a hit to the Red Sox, he did his best to avoid Twins manager Paul Molitor in the Fenway Park dugout.
14 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
16 hours 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
18 hours ago

Surprise! Kepler's mom visits son at Fenway

As Twins rookie right fielder Max Kepler walked onto field at Fenway Park to take batting practice at the historic ballpark for the first time in his career on Thursday, he heard a familiar voice call out his childhood nickname.
19 hours 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.
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23 hours ago

Boshers rejoins 'pen; Ramirez designated for assignment

Lefty reliever Buddy Boshers rejoined the Twins before their series opener against the Red Sox on Thursday and right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez was designated for assignment.
1 day 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
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins: Eureka! Pitching Shuts Down Tigers

Well, well, well, look at what happens when you get three quality starts from the Minnesota Twins’ pitching staff! You get a series victory over a second-place team with the only loss coming off a 1-0 defeat, despite a solid start from Ricky Nolasco. Ervin Santana and Tommy Milone both pitched some solid innings in […] Minnesota Twins: Eureka! Pitching Shuts Down Tigers - Puckett...
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2 days ago

Twins Outright Neil Ramirez

The Twins announced to the media following today’s win over the Tigers that right-hander Neil Ramirez has been outrighted to Triple-A Rochester (Twitter link via Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press). Left-hander Buddy Boshers has been recalled in his place, giving the Twins a third lefty alongside Taylor Rogers and Fernando Abad. Ramirez, 27, was claimed off waivers from...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Kepler hits go-ahead homer in 9th as Twins win 4-1

DETROIT -- Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario homered off Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth, and the Minnesota Twins scored three runs in the inning to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Wednesday. Detroit wasted a fine start by Justin Verlander, who gave up a run and two hits in eight innings. Rodriguez (1-1) retired the first two batters of the ninth before Kepler sent a drive to right field...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ owner says Paul Molitor will stay on as manager into 2017

According to a report from Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press on Tuesday, Minnesota Twins’ owner Jim Pohlad has stated that manager Paul Molitor will stay on as the club’s skipper going forward. Specifically, Pohlad has assured Molitor that he will be the Twins’ manager next season regardless of any front office changes that may […] The post Twins’ owner says Paul...
Via Today's Knuckleball
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
3 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins deliver finish worth the wait after rain delay in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer raced home with the winning run when Max Kepler's comebacker ricocheted off pitcher Joe Colon's glove in the 11th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a rain-delayed 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.Colon (0-1) reached behind his back to try to glove the bouncer and knocked it down. His throw home beat Mauer, but catcher Yan Gomes couldn...
Via Associated Press
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
11 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
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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