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Twins Injury Update: Byron Buxton diagnosed with dislocated finger

The Minnesota Twins struggled to their fourth consecutive season with 70 or fewer wins.  Despite an offense that ranked seventh in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the team was let down by a staff that was 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Moving forward, the Twins have some good young prospects, including Byron Buxton, who missed much of the season due to injuries. Bad luck...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A look back at some memorable Game 7 moments

Dating back to late February, the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals have collectively played more than 400 games. And now, it comes down to just one—and it’s for the sport’s ultimate prize. A Game 7 in the World Series has been a rarity of late—with the only other occurrence in the past 11 years taking place in 2011 (Cardinals and Rangers). Here now is a brief recap...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins prospect Buxton injured in Arizona Fall League

The Minnesota Twins' top pick in the 2011 draft has dislocated a finger while diving for a ball in the Arizona Fall League. It's the latest setback for Byron Buxton. It's not clear how much time the outfielder will miss for the dislocated left middle finger. Buxton, 20, was considered to be the top prospect in baseball at the start of the year. He was limited to 31 minor...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Another injury for a Twins' top draft pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins' top pick in the 2011 draft has dislocated a finger while diving for a ball in the Arizona Fall League. It's the latest setback for Byron Buxton. It's not clear how much time the outfielder will miss for the dislocated left middle finger. Buxton, 20, was considered to be the top prospect in baseball at the start of the year. He was...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox’s Torey Lovullo Receives Second Interview For Twins Job

It appears the Minnesota Twins are staring at a two-horse race. Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo received a second interview for the Twins’ managerial job, sources told CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Lovullo looks like the main threat to Paul Molitor, who reportedly also received two interviews for the gig. Derek Wetmore and Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reported Monday that...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Byron Buxton leaves AFL game after diving for ball

The Minnesota Twins struggled to their fourth consecutive season with 70 or fewer wins. The downfall of the team was a staff that was 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. There were some bright spots, which included an offensive output that was 7th in runs scored. Moving forward, the Twins have some good young prospects, including Byron Buxton, who missed much of the season due to...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Manager choice down to Paul Molitor, Torey Lovullo

The Minnesota Twins may have narrowed their search for a new manager down to two candidates: Twins coach Paul Molitor and Boston Red Sox coach Torey Lovullo. The Twins fired Ron Gardenhire just as the season ended, and they have since conducted several interviews. This new information comes courtesy of Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com in Minneapolis.The Hubbard team (Ch. 5/1500...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project: My week as Twins GM

Lately you’ve probably seen a couple of articles talking about a group project we’ve been doing, where we got to be the GM of a team and do a simulated offseason.  I was lucky/cursed enough to get the Minnesota Twins to be my team. You see, while the Twins have struggled and their payroll has declined over the past few seasons, they have the best farm system in all of baseball...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Twins expected to contact Joe Maddon about vacancy

Since the firing of manager Ron Gardenhire the Minnesota Twins have not been in any hurry to name their next manager.  Earlier it appeared the list was narrowed down to three with Paul Molitor and Doug Mientkiewicz both interviewing twice for the position, but since former Tampa Bay Rays manager, Joe Maddon opted out of his contract LaVelle E. Neal is reporting that the team...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Chris Colabello to have troublesome thumb examined

The Minnesota Twins struggled to their fourth consecutive season with 70 or less wins. The downfall for the Twins was a pitching staff that was 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.57. The offense was a bright spot, ranked seventh in the league in runs scored. One player who could make an impact next season is Chris Colabello, who played much of the season with an injured thumb...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Doug Mientkiewicz has had second interview for manager job

The Minnesota Twins search for a manager continues, following the Twins fourth consecutive season with 70 of fewer wins. Pitching was a downfall, as the Twins ranked 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. The poor finish resulted in the firing of Ron Gardenhire, who had managed the Twins since 2002. With the managerial position still up for grabs, word has it that Doug Mientkiewicz...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series. The 33-year-old had a stellar 2012 season for the Twins, posting a 2.18 ERA in 64 appearances with an opponent batting average of .186. But he regressed the last two years, with his...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Burton a free agent after Twins decline option

MINNEAPOLIS -- Relief pitcher Jared Burton's time in a Twins uniform appears to be over. Minnesota announced Wednesday that it declined Burton's 2015 club option worth $3.6 million. After receiving a $200,000 buyout, Burton is now a free agent. Burton, 33, spent three seasons with Minnesota and posted an 8-16 record and a 3.47 ERA in 192 innings. He began his major-league...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Minnesota Twins Will Name Paul Molitor New Manager

A source close to the team has confirmed to Standing O Sports’ Malcolm Kelner the Minnesota Twins will name Paul Molitor as the new manager. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the Twins have not yet made the announcement official. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reported last night that GM Terry Ryan will interview Molitor for a third time today. However...
Via Standing O Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor still favorite for Twins job even as team drags feet on offer

While Paul Molitor remains the favorite to land the Twins managerial job, but according to Mike Berardino it “doesn’t sound like” the team is ready to offer him the position just yet. Molitor has a long history with the Twins and sat in on their organizational meeting last week. Doesn't sound like Terry Ryan is expected to offer Paul Molitor the mgr job just yet. More...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A not Optimistic Twins Discussion

Hello all.  You know what's weird?  We are sitting here, the day before the World Series starts at the end of a season where the Twins fired their manager and I haven't written one word about it.  I still love baseball.  I've still watched almost every playoff game possible.  I have a strong rooting interest in the Royals over the boring and overused Giants.  I...
Via Down with Goldy
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes named Most Valuable Twin, Pitcher of Year

It comes as little surprise that Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes won two of the team's major postseason awards. The team announced Thursday that Hughes was named the Most Valuable Twin as well as the Twins Pitcher of the Year when the recipients of the 2014 Diamond Awards were released. Hughes, who signed a three-year deal with Minnesota before the 2014 season, turned...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance

Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance, tweets they can thank him later.I gave the Royals home field advantage with my save in ASG. They can thank me later.— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) October 15, 2014Funny stuff. Almost as funny as the fact that the ASG is giving KC home field advantage.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins closer: Royals can thank me later for home-field advantage

The Kansas City Royals owe it all to Glen Perkins. OK, maybe the Minnesota Twins closer didn’t have that much to do with Kansas City’s four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Central Series, but he’s technically the reason the Royals will have home-field advantage in the World Series when they take on either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher sends funny tweet to Royals

Twins closer Glen Perkins was happy for the Kansas City Royals after the Royals managed... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 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
September 29, 2014  |  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
September 25, 2014  |  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
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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