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The Twins get some hustle

The Twins have claimed former Ray and A Sam Fuld, who is known for his hustle. He’s a guy that really get’s after it, and battles his tail off out there. He’s gritty, is all heart and would be Nick Punto, if Nick Punto was an outfielder. Fuld even won something called the Heart and Hustle Award. Twins assistant GM describes Fuld as “a gamer, a guy who comes to play every...
Via The Rhino and Compass
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Minnesota Twins: Bartlett plans to retire

Jason Bartlett Earlier this week, Jason Bartlett informed the Minnesota Twins that he plans to retire from Major League Baseball. The paperwork for an official announcement is expected to be completed next week. But his presence in the lineup will barely be missed. Bartlett made his Major League debut on August 3, 2004 for the Minnesota Twins. In 2006, he and three other Twins players...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Gibson hot on the mound

Minnesota Twins Target Field The Minnesota Twins have finally got their record to sit above the .500 mark.  And it only took three weeks to do so. At least, during this season. The last time the Twins had a winning record was May 13, 2013, when their record was 18-17. With this feat finally accomplished, there is one pitcher who has stood out as a great benefactor to reaching that...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Jason Bartlett retiring after 10 seasons

After playing 10 seasons at the big league level, infielder Jason Bartlett is retiring from baseball, according to Mike Beradino of the Pioneer Press.Bartlett was currently playing for the Minnesota Twins and was on the 15-day DL due to a sprained left ankle. He started on Thursday for Class-A Fort Myers and played two games of extended spring training, but decided to call it quits...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey did something funky with his lips

Mike Pelfrey has some weird habits on the mound. The guys licks himself incessantly and was counted licking himself 89 times during a 2011 start. And when he’s not licking himself or the ball or his hand or whatever, he’s making funny motions with his lips. Is that how he settles himself down? It didn’t […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kubel producing offense and feeling back at home with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Every time Jason Kubel steps into the batter's box at Target Field, a familiar sound echoes through the ballpark. "Kuuuuubes!" the Twins fans bellow as the left-handed outfielder takes his cuts. It's something Minnesotans have done dating back to the Metrodome days, and ever since Kubel became an everyday player for the Twins back in 2007. So even...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Jason Bartlett begins rehab assignment

The Minnesota Twins enter a weekend series against the Kansas City Royals at 8-7, a half game behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. They received some promising news on the injury front, as utility infielder Jason Bartlett began a Minor League rehab assignment and could be ready to rejoin the Twins soon. As reported by Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, Bartlett...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Chris Colabello like, good?

I've been getting a lot of **** lately because I haven't written anything Twins related.  Honestly between the one million day games and my two completely insane children I haven't gotten to see that much.  I have seen enough to finally make a post, and why not start with American League RBI leader Chris Colabello? First off history is generally against him given that...
Via Down with Goldy
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Gibson pitches a gem, nearly goes the distance

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson wanted to go the distance. The Minnesota Twins right-hander was through eight scoreless innings Thursday against Toronto and had thrown 105 pitches. It was his best start as a major leaguer, and Gibson felt he still had plenty in the tank to pitch one more inning. Unfortunately for Gibson, Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson had other ideas. "Andy came...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibson pitches four-hit shutout as Twins beat Toronto 7-0

On the coldest day in Twins history, before the smallest crowd in Target Field history, Kyle Gibson made a little history of his own. The Twins’ righthander, whose longest previous start last 6 1/3 innings last Friday, pitched eight shutout innings Thursday, leading Minnesota back to .500 on the season with a 7-0 victory over Toronto in the first game of a day/night doubleheader...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Mauer to serve as All-Star Game ambassador

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has played in six All-Star Games during his 11-year career. Regardless of whether he's voted into the game this year, Mauer will add another All-Star appearance to his resume as the 2014 All-Star Ambassador. The Twins will host this year's All-Star Game at Target Field in mid-July, and Mauer will serve as the team'...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia gets cortisone shot in wrist

The Minnesota Twins lost to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday by the score of 9-3, ending a modest three-game winning streak. The loss dropped the Twins to 6-7, third in the American League West. The Twins continue to play without outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who is out with a sore wrist. Arcia hopefully will be able to return before too long following a cortisone injection. As...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Minnesota Twins will make the playoffs

Brian Dozier The last time the Minnesota Twins reached the postseason was the year 2010. They had a comfortable six-game lead over the Chicago White Sox in the standings and were the only team in the division to finish with over 90 wins. This year, the Twins have started to turn their rough start to the season around as they hope to reclaim the division and head to the playoffs....
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Everybody say ‘awwww’: Joe Mauer’s twin girls make Target Field debut (photos)

The Minnesota Twins may have been swept by the Oakland A’s after losing 6-1 on Thursday at Target Field, but at least first baseman Joe Mauer got to enjoy the pregame festivities and likely pocketed a memory that will last a lifetime. During a pregame ceremony, Mauer was joined on the field by his wife […] The post Everybody say ‘awwww’: Joe Mauer’s twin girls make Target...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins unveil Bloody Mary that has bacon cheeseburger garnish

The home opener for the Minnesota Twins is not until next Monday, but the team unveiled some of the more interesting new offerings that will be available for fans at Target Field during the 2014 MLB season. Among the many savory and fattening offerings, there is the Valentini’s Bucket of Meatballs at Frankie V’s, the […] The post Twins unveil Bloody Mary that features a Bacon...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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