TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins option Mejia; place Haley on 10-day DL

The Twins made a pair of roster moves after their 5-4 loss to the Tigers on Saturday, optioning left-hander Adalberto Mejia to Triple-A Rochester and placing Rule 5 right-hander Justin Haley on the 10-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis. Two corresponding roster moves will be made on Sunday.
Via Twins.com
4 hours ago

Polanco, Castro clutch, but Twins fall short

In a feisty game that saw the benches clear in the fifth inning after Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd threw behind Miguel Sano, Nicholas Castellanos homered in the third and came through with a go-ahead RBI double in the sixth to lead the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Twins on Saturday at Target Field.
Via Twins.com
6 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Team success hinges on Buxton’s glove

Byron Buxton’s bat may be struggling, but the Minnesota Twins need his defense in the outfield. Stats back up the staff’s need for his glove. Byron Buxton seems to clearly be the most polarizing and wrote about player on the Minnesota Twins roster this season. After a hot September to end the 2016 campaign, Buxton’s […] Minnesota Twins: Team success hinges on Buxton’s glove...
Via Puckett's Pond
6 hours ago

WATCH: Miguel Sano throws punch as benches clear in Twins-Tigers game

Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano is a big man. The 25-year-old stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 260 pounds. That’s a linebacker frame on a MLB player.So when Sano gets angry, it’s probably best not to cross paths with him. Someone should have told this to Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann when the two teams faced off on Saturday. After seeing Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd throw...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JaCoby Jones takes fastball to the mouth, immediately leaves game

JaCoby Jones of the Detroit Tigers took a Justin Haley fastball right to the face on Saturday, and it was a scary scene.It was in the bottom of the third. Haley lost control of a four-seam fastball, and he immediately wished he could have it back as Jones bolted straight for the dugout bleeding from the mouth.He never made it, falling to the ground in obvious pain as trainers rushed...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sano, Polanco displaying defensive prowess

One of the biggest question marks heading into the 2017 season for the Twins was how third baseman Miguel Sano and shortstop Jorge Polanco would fare defensively.
Via Twins.com
10 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Danny Santana Playing Time Contributing to Stalling Offense

Danny Santana was called up to the Minnesota Twins in 2014 and had a terrific season at the plate. Now he can help by sitting. Danny Santana was called up to the Minnesota Twins in 2014, splitting time in center field and shortstop, and had a terrific season at the plate. At two positions not known to […] Minnesota Twins: Danny Santana Playing Time Contributing to Stalling Offense...
Via Puckett's Pond
12 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano’s Patience Paying Off Early

Miguel Sano has struggled with plate discipline since breaking into the majors with the Minnesota Twins. Now, its helping him become more successful. Miguel Sano is working on cementing himself as the next face of the Minnesota Twins franchise. One of the slugger’s biggest struggles in 2016 was plate discipline, but watching his at bats […] Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano’s Patience...
Via Puckett's Pond
13 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Will Honor Prince on June 16

Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

Minnesota Twins to host 'Prince Night' honoring late musician

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins: Can Byron Buxton Be Saved?

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Box Score 4/19: On this date things got wild in the Palace

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Celtics to show up this postseason.Happy birthday to Candace Parker, Joe Mauer, Troy Polamalu, Randolph Keys and Al Unser Jr. On this date in 1990 Bill Laimbeer and Charles Barkley had a very expensive...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier hits inside-the-park home run

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier pulled off a rare feat Sunday against the Chicago White Sox by hitting an inside-the-park home run.The score was knotted up at 0-0 in the bottom half of the fifth inning before Dozier went around the bases in one fell swoop, despite the ball never leaving the park. Here’s a look at just how close the play was at the plate. And did we...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Every Minnesota Twins fan should be happy about the 2017 start

If you said at the beginning of the Major League Baseball season the Minnesota Twins would be 7-4 and first in the American League Central, most critics would have told you to quit dreaming. However, the Twins have surprised some people with its early success. It swept by 2015 World Series champion Kansas City to start opening week Minnesota bullied its way through division rival...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Andrew Romine drug tested after hitting surprising grand slam

Light-hitting Detroit Tigers utility man Andrew Romine hit a rather stunning grand slam on Wednesday to lead his team to a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins, but he was in for a surprise after the game.Fittingly, Romine was randomly drug tested after his big performance, which he admitted to the media afterward.“Immediately when I walked in, it was, you got a drug test,” Romine...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

My two-year-old is in love with reading books right now, which is awesome. Our current favorite is The Day the Crayons Quit, which is affectionately known as “the crayon book” around here. Unfortunately, some books have made their way into our house which I don’t enjoy reading, with my least favorite being Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I regularly...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins ask Tigers to fumigate clubhouse following sickly Red Sox visit

The Minnesota Twins are off to a surprising 5-1 start and apparently are taking precautions to make sure something fluky doesn’t halt the early-season momentum.The Twins reportedly have asked the Detroit Tigers to fumigate the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park ahead of a three-game series starting Tuesday afternoon, according to the Star Tribune’s Jason Gonzalez.Why? Because...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ first two series about as perfect as could be hoped

The Minnesota Twins entered the 2017 season with a high internal value placed on winning the first game of the season. They wanted more than anything to avoid repeating the mistakes and issues of 2016 that led to them starting 0-9 and basically being out of any hope of making the playoffs before the season was two weeks old. Well, mission accomplished. The Twins exhorted each other...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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