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TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins reinstate Plouffe from paternity list, option Santana, Polanco

The Minnesota Twins announced late Friday night that they will reinstate third baseman Trevor Plouffe from the paternity list. Plouffe had missed the last three games to attend the birth of his son, Theodore Plouffe, who was born on Wednesday night. Additionally, the Twins have optioned shortstop Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester and infielder Jorge Polanco to Double-A Chattanooga...
Via Fox Sports North
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Glen Perkins' WAG wrote an essay defending her husband from cyberbullies

Twitter is a cesspool of anonymous creeps and fanboys with avatars of their heroes. Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins' WAG, Alisha, wrote an essay on her site defending hubby from the creeps:Listen, I get that you want to hold Glen to a higher standard because he gets paid a lot and you are used to him being darn near perfect but that does not give you the right to cyber bully...
Via Bob's Blitz
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins couldn’t have started off his season any better, going 28-for-28 in save opportunities heading into the All-Star break. Since being named to the AL All-Star roster, Perkins’ performance has dropped off dramatically, as the pitcher has blown two saves and found himself on the hook for two losses in his...Read More The post Glen Perkins’ wife...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hughes on verge of rare turnaround

Phil Hughes can do something Thursday night that hasn't been done in 10 years. Hughes was 0-4 in April, but has a chance to win his 10th game when the Minnesota Twins host the Seattle Mariners. No pitcher has been 0-4 (or worse) and then reached 10 wins by the end of July since Barry Zito did it in 2005 with the Oakland A's. Zito was also 0-4 in April that season and just happened...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mauer continuing career trend of heating up in July

Is it the official start of summer? An appreciation of fireworks? Smelling hot dogs, hamburgers and brats on the grill? Whatever it is, Joe Mauer certainly has liked the month of July over his career and that trend has continued in 2015. With two days left in the month, Mauer is batting .314. This should really come as no surprise as Mauer has hit over .300 in July since 2007. In...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Mariners

Phil Hughes has regained the form that made his first season with the Minnesota Twins such a success, and the approach he takes is one J.A. Happ could employ to work through recent struggles. Two pitchers displaying very different command in recent starts face off Thursday night with the Twins hoping to halt a four-game losing streak with the Seattle Mariners in town. Hughes (9-6...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Plouffe to paternity list, Polanco recalled

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was placed on the paternity leave list following Tuesday night's 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota announced it was recalling shortstop Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester. Plouffe is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI in 95 games this season. Polanco made his major league debut earlier this season,...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

StaTuesday: Rating the Twins defense

Welcome to the latest edition of StaTuesday, where each week we'll give you a different look at sports by examining a particular statistic or numbers. This past weekend, the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) issued its first Defensive Index rankings (SDI) for the season, based on games played through July 12. According to SABR, these rankings account for roughly 25 percent...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The One Glairing Issue with Kyle Gibson

The Minnesota Twins took Kyle Gibson in the first round of the 2009 Draft and he quickly became one of the better pitching prospects in baseball. Now through 61 career starts in just his second full Major League season, the 27-year old hurler is 23-24 with a 4.42 ERA. He’s gotten noticeably better each year. Gibson posted an ERA above six in ten starts during the 2013 season and...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins trade rumors: Tyler Clippard edition

The trade deadline is now only five days away, and teams are frantically trying to improve their rosters in order to rise above the rest of the league. While most blockbuster trades happen as close to the trade deadline as possible, there have already been two in the past few days. Scott Kazmir was traded from the Oakland A’s to the Houston Astros earlier this week, and, just moments...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Front of Minnesota Twins rotation suddenly one of league’s best

The Minnesota Twins rotation was basically a joke after finishing dead last in starter ERA in both 2013 and 2014. Phil Hughes was a bright spot for that terrible rotation last year and finished seventh in American League Cy Young voting. The Twins had high hopes for Hughes to continue his success at the top of the rotation, and Minnesota singed veteran free agent Ervin Santana to...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Buxton swinging bat underwater during rehab

I'm pretty sure everything Byron Buxton does is cool.Have you ever injured your hand? Maybe you did some resistance exercises, maybe got crazy and did some rice bucket-work.Buxton is swinging bats underwater.The Minnesota Twins budding superstar is currently rehabbing a left thumb injury and took some dry swings submerged in water."It's something a little different than I would have...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana Pitching Like an Ace for Minnesota Twins

What makes an ace an ace? Surely winning big games in October has given players like Madison Bumgarner and Jon Lester the title but there are also a lot of things that a pitcher can do in the regular season to earn that title. Ervin Santana hasn’t been able to pitch in October with the Minnesota Twins, he hasn’t even thrown for more than an entire month in a Minnesota uniform...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Twins vs. Annoyed

I’m already annoyed at this series. I’m annoyed that the Twins are good and I honestly have no idea how they are good. No team that has prominently featured Mike Pelfrey, Tommy Milone and Ricky Nolasco in their rotaiton should be any good. I’m annoyed that Torii Hunter is on the Twins, which is going to lead to a whole new round of Angels fans on Twitter bemoaning the Halos...
Via Monkey with a Halo
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Gets Walker, Adult Diapers From Twins For 40th Birthday (Video)

Torii Hunter still is finding ways to contribute for the Minnesota Twins, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s old in baseball years. And his teammates didn’t miss the chance to poke fun at him on his 40th birthday. Before the Twins lost 3-2 in extra innings against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, Hunter’s teammates gave him some presents more fit for an 80-year...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter Gets Walker and Adult Diapers From Teammates For 40th Birthday

There are certain birthdays you look forward to like your 18th and 21st (for obvious reasons), but there is one that you most certainly do not look forward to because it means you are officially getting old. You are officially middle-aged. I'm talking about the dreaded 4-0.On Saturday Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter officially turned 40. To commemorate the event his teammates...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins gift Torii Hunter with walker for 40th birthday

The Minnesota Twins have surprisingly won 50 of their first 90 games in the 2015 season, and the increased number of wins has been directly proportional to the sense of humor in the clubhouse. Veteran slugger Torii Hunter, the elder statesman of the team, celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday, which is, like, 80 in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins’ Paul Molitor is the first half’s frontrunner for manager of the year

It’ll never work out. Those four words rolled off the tongues of critics following the Minnesota Twins’ hiring of Paul Molitor as manager in November 2014. Why would it? Fans from the Twin Cities had a front row seat as they watched an annual playoff contender disintegrate into the doormat of the American League. This wasn’t the same club that won six division titles in nine...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Dozier and Perkins impress in the All-Star Game

Two players from the Minnesota Twins, Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins, were participants in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. Not only were they both representing the Twins, but they both also received playing time from AL manager Ned Yost. What they did with that playing time is what made headlines Wednesday morning. Dozier came into the game in the top of the eighth inning as a pinch...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

American League wins ASG 6-3, Mike Trout wins MVP

The American League knocked off the National League 6-3 in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, their third straight win in the midsummer classic. The AL champion will now have homefield advantage in October’s World Series. The win went to David Price and the loss went to Clayton Kershaw, who allowed two runs on three hits in the fifth inning. The scoring started early on when Mike...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four."...
Via Athlon Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins trade rumors: Oswaldo Arcia edition

The Minnesota Twins won again yesterday pushing their record to 49-40, good enough for second best in the AL heading into the All-Star break. They have continued to exceed expectations and with the trade deadline quickly approaching, they have solidified themselves as legit contenders. Most teams that are in contention to make the playoffs around July 31st are classified as buyers...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aaron Hicks Makes Tremendous Willie Mays-Like Catch

This is the first and only time you will ever see light-hitting Minnesota Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks compared to the great Willie Mays. What Hicks did Monday night in Minnesota’s 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles was nothing short of extraordinary. And it brought back memories of one of the greatest catches in the history of the game. The only thing really missing from this...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins call up top prospect Miguel Sano

Following an 11-17 June, the Twins have fallen five games behind the Royals in the AL Central, just one game ahead of the Tigers for second place in the division. Minnesota is only a half-game away from the league’s second wild-card bid, but is fighting in a mosh pit with five other clubs for that spot. To try and break from the pack, the Twins have to put their best team on...
Via The Outside Corner
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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