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Minnesota Twins: Adalberto Mejia Recalled to Start Saturday

The Minnesota Twins have recalled Adalberto Mejia to start on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Minnesota Twins have called up Adalberto Mejia to start Saturday (5/27) against the Rays. Adam Wilk has been designated for assignment. This will be Mejia’s fifth start this season. Adalberto Mejia to start for #MNTwins on Saturday vs. @RaysBaseball. LHP […] Minnesota Twins...
Via Puckett's Pond
27 minutes ago

Struggling Sano comes up empty in loss

Twins' slugger Miguel Sano is in a slump, as he struck out in all four of his at-bats in a loss to the Rays on Friday. Overall, Sano's is hitless in his last seven at-bats -- all strikeouts.
Via Twins.com
11 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: The 40 Best Players In Team History (No. 21-25)

Wins Above Replacement has become a powerful stat to measure the value of a player. Here are the all-time best Minnesota Twins based on WAR (numbers 26-30). The Minnesota Twins have had some good players in their history. From Hall of Famers to fan favorites, there are plenty of big names that have come through […] Minnesota Twins: The 40 Best Players In Team History (No. 21-25...
Via Puckett's Pond
12 hours ago

Twins Designate Adam Wilk

The Twins have designated lefty Adam Wilk for assignment, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press was among those to report on Twitter. He’ll make way for the call-up of lefty Adalberto Mejia; as MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger tweeted recently, Mejia will take the ball tomorrow. Wilk, 29, was claimed off waivers from the Mets earlier in the year. He has made two lengthy relief...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: The Twins Aren’t Making the ‘Wright’ Decision

All signs are pointing towards the Minnesota Twins drafting Kyle Wright instead of Hunter Greene; which could haunt them for years to come. Multiple reports have stated that the Minnesota Twins are leaning towards taking Kyle Wright, a right-handed pitcher out of Vanderbilt. Don’t get me wrong, Wright could turn out to be an All-Star […] Minnesota Twins: The Twins Aren’t Making...
Via Puckett's Pond
13 hours ago

Mejia looks to build off first win vs. Rays

Jake Odorizzi gets the start on Saturday for the Twins in the second game of a three-game series at Target Field. He'll be opposed by Adalberto Mejia, who is coming off his first big league victory.
Via Twins.com
17 hours ago

Twins’ Nick Burdi To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Twins prospect Nick Burdi will miss the remainder of the 2017 campaign due to Tommy John surgery, reports MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger (on Twitter). It’s a “full thickness tear,” chief baseball officer Derek Falvey tells Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press (Twitter link), thus necessitating the TJ procedure. A top-rated prospect heading into the 2014 draft and one...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
18 hours ago

Twins reportedly expected to pass on Hunter Greene at No. 1

Hunter Greene is good enough to have been featured on the cover of SI a few weeks ago, but he may not be good enough to convince the Minnesota Twins to select him with the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s MLB draft.Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Twins are expected to pass on Greene with the top pick in the draft. Instead, he says Minnesota is deciding between Louisville...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins will reportedly pass on Hunter Greene with top pick in draft

Via FOX Sports
19 hours ago

Twins prospect Burdi to have elbow surgery

The Twins announced on Friday that right-handed prospect Nick Burdi will undergo Tommy John surgery after suffering a torn right ulnar collateral ligament.
Via Twins.com
20 hours ago

Tommy John Sucks, But Maybe Not As Much As You Think

After nearly a decade of climbing up professional baseball’s totem pole, the 14-hour bus rides, the exceptionally poor minor-league shower water pressure, a MLB debut, a pennant race, I have finally reached the pinnacle…. you’re looking at MLB Trade Rumors’ newest employee! Don’t let your dreams be dreams, kids. My name is Trevor May, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Jose Berrios’ absurd curveball is just part of the pitch’s overall resurgence

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated ran a big Tom Verducci article on the prominence the curveball has gained in the last few years, becoming more and more a part of many pitchers’ arsenals and of teams’ overall strategies. Twins’ second-year pitcher Jose Berrios wasn’t one of the many pitchers interviewed for that article, but he has one of the most impressive curves out...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Twins Quarter-Mark Questions

Photo Credit: Jesse Johnson, USA Today SportsIt's hard to believe but baseball has already passed the quarter-mark of the season. What might be even harder for Twins fans to believe is that Minnesota finds themselves in contention. This is a welcome surprise after a tough to watch 2016 season.There will be some questions facing the Twins in the weeks ahead as there will be plenty...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
2 days ago

Twins ace Ervin Santana shuts out Orioles

Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter trolls Twins fan who flubbed catching home run

A Twins fan nearly came down with a home run ball off the bat of Salvador Perez, but it wasn’t to be.The fan lined up perfectly with the ball, and looked set to make the catch with his glove, but it bounced off, and his moment in the limelight was ruined.Former Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, who’s now an analyst/commentator for the network, thought it was pretty damn funny at...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins Are Now Hitting With More of a Clue

If we can just be up front about things — I don’t think the Twins are very good. Chances are, you don’t think the Twins are very good, either. They didn’t come in as a consensus contender, and even now, the rest of the way, our projections have the Twins as the second-worst team in the American League. If they’re good, actually good, well, I know at least I will need a...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond compares Twins pitcher to late Jose Fernandez

Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez.Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game: Desmond would know, as he used to face the Miami Marlins stud when he was in the NL East as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins calls Tommy Kahnle one of worst teammates ever during Rockies-Twins broadcast

Former journeyman reliever LaTroy Hawkins is now a broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins, and it appears he still has a lot to learn about live television. During Tuesday’s broadcast of the Twins’ game against the Rockies, Hawkins brought up a fight he had during the 2014 season with rookie pitcher Tommy Kahnle when they were playing for Colorado. Unprompted, too.Play-by-play man...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A More Selective Miguel Sano Is Crushing It

CLEVELAND – Miguel Sano knows what he wants. In the visiting team quarters in Progressive Field, there’s small kitchen — like something you might find in a World War II-era submarine — that offers players various pre- and post-game sustenance. On Sunday morning, Sano, apparently unsatisfied with the options, disappeared from the clubhouse and reappeared with rectangular aluminum...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton Is Slowing Down in the Good Way

CLEVELAND – Byron Buxton sat before his locker in the road clubhouse at Progressive Field before a game last week, intermittently scrolling through his smart phone and chatting with several nearby teammates. As I approached Buxton to request an interview, his clubhouse neighbor, Miguel Sano, morphed from a 6-foot-4, 260-pound third baseman to clubhouse bouncer. He was prohibiting...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Squirrel delays Twins-Indians game for five minutes

Saturday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians was delayed for nearly five minutes after a rather frisky squirrel found his way onto the field.Fans and players were reduced to mere onlookers as the grounds crew chased the fury friend all over the park, trying desperately to get it to exit through a left field door.The squirrel had other ideas, however. After...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Squirrel causes delay during Twins-Indians game, tantalizes golden retriever watching on TV

The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians dealt with nearly a five-minute game delay on Saturday, thanks to a squirrel on the loose at Progressive Field. Check out the squirrel in action: While the pesky rodent — and its delay caused — may have annoyed the players and Progressive Field security, it’s unlikely anyone was as annoyed as this golden retriever watching the game...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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