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Twins minor leaguer makes diving catch after ball bounces off teammate's head

Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano has been on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury since the start of June. He's making progress towards returning to the big leagues with the final step being a minor league rehab assignment, which he's currently in the midst of.On Wednesday, he played third base for the Rochester Red Wings. Sano went 0-for-3 with an embarrassing blunder...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins score five runs in 9th but fall 9-6 to White Sox

CHICAGO -- By the time Minnesota put together a big inning, it was too late.Max Kepler hit a two-run double in Minnesota's five-run ninth inning, but the Twins lost 9-6 to James Shields and the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.The Twins, who rank near the bottom of the majors in several offensive categories, went 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dozier sets mark with XBH in 10th straight game

Brian Dozier set a Twins record with a double in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Dozier, who's having a great month of June, now has an extra-base hit in 10 straight games to set the franchise mark.
Via Twins.com
13 hours ago

Twins willing to be patient with Buxton

The learning process continues for Byron Buxton, but that's not why he remains in the Major Leagues despite his ongoing struggles at the plate. The answer involves all the other ways Buxton's athleticism helps the Twins on a daily basis. Hitting is just one part of it, and the hope is that he'll turn that part around over time.
Via Twins.com
14 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Red Hot Dozier Blasts Sox

Well, when you’re hot, you’re hot and right now there’s no one hotter for the Minnesota Twins than Brian Dozier. A slow start to the season will prevent Dozier from making his second consecutive trip to the All-Star Game but it’s safe to say had he been hitting like he has this month; he would […] Minnesota Twins: Red Hot Dozier Blasts Sox - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Berrios among top prospect performers Tuesday

Twins No. 1 prospect Jose Berrios was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday in the Minors.
Via Twins.com
1 day ago

Twins win behind Dozier's homers, Gibson's strong start

CHICAGO -- Brian Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs, Kyle Gibson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball for his first victory of the season, and the Minnesota Twins blanked the Chicago White Sox 4-0 Tuesday night.Dozier homered in his third straight game and extended his hitting streak to 10 games as the last-place Twins beat the White Sox for first time in seven tries....
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Minor League Report (6/28): Berrios Nearly No-Nos

Photo Credit: Kim Klement, USA Today Sports (JT Chargois)Minnesota has been well represented in recent years at MLB's annual Futures Game. In each of the last two seasons, Jose Berrios has been the Twins representative on the World Team. When the game was played at Target Field in 2014, Berrios was joined by Kennys Vargas and Alex Meyer. The year before that featured Byron Buxton...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Twins pitcher Phil Hughes will have season-ending surgery

The Minnesota Twins will be without a veteran pitcher for the rest of the 2016 season. Right-hander Phil Hughes last pitched on June 9 and will not appear for Minnesota again this season. Phil Hughes needs season-ending shoulder surgery. — Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) June 28, 2016   While there is never a good time for an injury, this is pretty close to ideal. The Twins...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: A Southside Duel

Minnesota Twins Look to Break Through Win Column Versus Chicago White Sox 0-6. 9-30. Numbers against the Chicago White Sox (38-38) this year aren’t pretty. But as badly as the Minnesota Twins have played this year, if we  reversed the numbers of just the two series the Twins (24-51) and White Sox have played against […] Minnesota Twins: A Southside Duel - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly: All-Star Edition

The Minnesota Twins had plenty of Minor League All-Stars to show off their talents. The Minnesota Twins single-a teams, the Fort Myers Miracle and Cedar Rapids Kernels, hosted its respective all-star game. The Chattanooga Lookouts didn’t host an all-star game but did have five player representatives. The Miracle had a league high eight players while […] Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 days ago

Minnesota Twins hit back-to-back-to-back home runs (VIDEO)

There haven’t been many highlights for the Minnesota Twins in 2016. With a 24-51 record and 20.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, all chances of contention are gone. But on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, the Twins were the ‘Bronx Bombers’ of that afternoon — belting three in a row in the sixth inning. Starting it off was Brian Dozier with a two-run shot to left field...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier’s Path Out of the Slump

As May came to an end, I made my way cautiously over to Brian Dozier, who was slashing .202/.294/.329 at the time. Approaching a player in the midst of a slump can go one of two ways — you can either get Brandon Moss and complete honesty about what that battle is like, or you get frustrated non-answers tinged with anger. Dozier was more of the former — even though his numbers...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Twins need Glen Perkins

The Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has been a victim of “the injury” in 2016. Minnesota has seen the effects of not having their 10-year veteran. Perkins will have season-ending surgery (Star Tribune) in the next seven to ten days to repair the labrum in his pitching shoulder. The injury comes as yet another unfortunate blow to the Twins 2016 season. Perkins’ injury came...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Byron Buxton makes amazing leaping catch against wall (vid)

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has long been heralded as one of the best young prospects in baseball, and his blinding speed and impeccable glove skills were on full display Wednesday night when he chased down and snagged a fly ball before slamming into the wall at Target Field. The Buxton Leap.https://t.co/5yUUEZ4xIJ #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/Lx7VCT6QjG — Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins closer apologizes for injury, says being overpaid makes him 'sick'

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins will have season-ending shoulder surgery today, and no one is more upset about it than him.But not because he threw only 48 pitches in two early April outings before he was forced to the sideline in a failed effort to rehab and avoid surgery. Instead, it's because he feels guilty about being paid for doing nothing. Perkins signed a four-year, ...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins closer Glen Perkins to miss rest of 2016

The 2016 season is only getting worse for the Minnesota Twins, as closer Glen Perkins will miss the remainder of the year. The three-time all-star will be kept out of action because of a torn labrum and rotator cuff problems. “The diagnosis comes after Perkins underwent another Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam this week and received another opinion on his ailing left shoulder...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Oliva at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum event: Bay of Pigs got him into MLB

For the Minnesota Twins, Tony Oliva is a franchise legend. He spent his entire MLB career with the organization, appearing in the big leagues for them from 1962 to 1976 as a right fielder (and a designated hitter later in his career), earning eight all-star nods and three AL batting titles, batting .304 for his career, winning a Gold Glove and having his number #6 retired. However...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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