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Twins Rumors: Phil Hughes open to long-term extension

Minnesota Twins' starting pitching ace Phil Hughes would love to return for another season with the club if the team wants him back after his tremendous debut season with the organization.#495112377 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Mike Berardino for the Twins Cities Pioneer Press on blogs.twincities.com:As his record-setting debut season with the Twins draws...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Trevor Plouffe has surgery on broken arm

The Minnesota Twins ended a dismal 2014 season with a 3-0 loss on Sunday to the Detroit Tigers. At 70-92, the Twins finished last in the American League Central. Although a solid seventh in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Twins were 29th in team ERA, which largely contributed to their downfall. On the injury front, third baseman Trevor Plouffe has surgery on his broken arm...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Twins manager Tom Kelly recovering from stroke

  The Minnesota Twins say former manager Tom Kelly is recovering after suffering what the team calls a minor stroke last week. Twins general manager Terry Ryan says he spoke to Kelly on Monday. Kelly told Ryan that he was briefly hospitalized after the stroke, but doctors have told him that he should make a full recovery. Kelly has done some broadcast work during the team's...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Management Finally Shows It Cares By Ousting Gardenhire

Ron Gardenhire has been fired as the manager of the Minnesota Twins after 13 seasons. Many people around baseball were shocked by this news, as they expected “Gardy” to have the job for as long as he wanted, in an organization that is arguably loyal to a fault to its higher-ups. But in reality, the move was a long time coming, and was the one Twins management had to make. Gardenhire...
Via Standing O Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Fire Manager Ron Gardenhire After 13 Seasons

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made Monday, ending the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues behind Mike Scioscia of the Angels. Gardenhire played an integral role in the franchise’s renaissance, guiding the Twins to their first of six...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday. Gardenhire, who took over in 2002, led the Twins to division titles in each of his first three seasons and four of his first five.  Minnesota also won back-to-back AL Central championships in 2009-10. But the team has slipped over the past four years, finishing fifth in the division in three of those seasons and fourth...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibson strong, but Twins can't stop Tigers' celebration

The Minnesota Twins had one last chance to play the role of spoiler in the final game of the 2014 season. Despite another strong pitching performance from right-hander Kyle Gibson, the Twins couldn't stop the Detroit Tigers from clinching their fourth straight American League Central championship. Gibson and Minnesota fell 3-0 in the season finale at Comerica Park and watched...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar sparks Twins in another surprising win in Detroit

During a season in which the Minnesota Twins have won just 70 games, several players have had career years offensively. Eduardo Escobar is one of them, and he put an exclamation point on his 2014 season. Escobar drove in a career-high six runs on four hits to spark Minnesota's offense as the Twins once again put up a crooked number against Detroit, topping the Tigers 12-3 on...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes turns down $500K bonus offer from Twins

As we near the end of Major League Baseball’s regular season, incentive bonuses in player contracts are coming into play with only a few games remaining. In the case of Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes, his 2014 season comes to an end agonizingly short of an additional $500,000. Hughes was to receive the half million […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Twins fan throws back foul ball (Video / GIF)

Your browser does not support iframes.A young Minnesota Twins fan was given a foul ball and threw it back onto the field during Wednesday's game at Target Field.It happened in the top of the fifth as Twins left fielder Aaron Hicks caught the foul ball to end the inning. Hicks gave the foul ball to the young fan, who didn't understand that the ball was his to keep. The boy...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Loses Out On $500,000 Bonus Because Of A Rain Delay

God owes Phil Hughes some money. The Minnesota Twins’ ace was cruising along during Wednesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, pitching eight complete innings of five-hit, one-run ball. He was all set to come out for the ninth when it began to rain. And rain. And rain. The delay lasted 66 minutes, so Twins manager Ron Gardenhire naturally turned to reliever Jared...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rain delay costs Phil Hughes shot at $500K bonus

It’s been a rough year for the Minnesota Twins.  They enter play on Wednesday with the second worst record in the American League, having finished fourth or fifth in the AL Central the last four seasons.  One of the team’s bright spots has been Right hand pitcher Phil Hughes, who entered today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 15-10 record and very respectable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer exits after HBP

The Minnesota Twins enter the final five games of the 2014 season coming off a 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The win was just the 67th on the season for the Twins, who are in last place in the American League Central. Injuries have taken their toll, as only five players have appeared in more than 120 games this season. Last night, first baseman Joe Mauer left...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Minnesota to address rotation

2014 was yet another miserable season -- pitching wise --  for the Minnesota Twins. Heading into 2014, the Twin's plan was to have a rotation anchored by veterans. Phil Hughes produced a quality season, but other starters like Kevin Correia, Ricky Nolasco, and Kyle Gibson all struggled. The Twin Cities could be a potential landing spot for one of the free agent market's...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew Wiggins throws out first pitch at Twins game

Timberwolves rookie SF Andrew Wiggins threw out the first pitch at Monday night’s Diamondbacks-Twins games. And he delivered—throwing a strike in the Twins’ final home series of 2014. He posed for a photo before the game, and was all smiles before throwing out the first pitch. He then took the mound and threw a pitch that...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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