Twins call up veteran Schafer rather than Buxton

Byron Buxton was named the International League Batter of the Week on Monday, but it was veteran outfielder Logan Schafer who was recalled to join the Twins with Danny Santana placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.
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Twins place CF Danny Santana on DL with sprained shoulder

CLEVELAND (AP) The Minnesota Twins placed center fielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left shoulder. Santana was injured when he collided with left fielder Robbie Grossman in the first inning Sunday in Toronto. He left the game the following inning and was examined Monday in Minneapolis. Santana, a switch-hitter, is batting .240 with two homers, 14...
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Minnesota Twins: Should Neil Allen Return in 2017?

We are approaching one month from the Minnesota Twins (mercifully) seeing their season come to a close and perhaps a nice long offseason will do the team some good. So what type of offseason moves could we expect from the Minnesota Twins. One move that could help would involve a large portion of the coaching […] Minnesota Twins: Should Neil Allen Return in 2017? - Puckett's Pond...
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Twins place Danny Santana on 15-day disabled list

On the heels of losing their 10th consecutive game on Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder AC joint sprain and have selected the contract fellow outfielder Logan Schafer from Triple-A Rochester. Santana left Sunday’s contest after an outfield collision and now finds himself […] The post Twins place...
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Santiago looks for first win with Twins vs. Tribe

The Twins are convinced Hector Santiago's bruised left thumb has healed enough to take the mound in the series opener against the Indians on Monday.
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Twins' Santana sprains shoulder in outfield collision with Grossman

TORONTO -- Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana left Sunday's game against the Blue Jays after he sprained his left shoulder in a first-inning collision with left fielder Robbie Grossman. The two outfielders collided on the warning track in left center while chasing leadoff batter Jose Bautista's high fly. The impact caused the ball to drop for a double, and Bautista later...
Via Associated Press
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Twins’ Danny Santana exits following outfield collision

It has been a dismal season for the Minnesota Twins, and on Sunday afternoon, that was on full display in the first inning of their matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays. On a ball that ended up being a double by Blue Jays’ right fielder Jose Bautista, Twins’ outfielders Danny Santana and Robbie Grossman collided. […] The post Twins’ Danny Santana exits following outfield...
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Twins not concerned with Santiago's thumb

The Twins aren't concerned about the health of Hector Santiago, and he will start the series opener against the Indians on Monday.
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Ervin Santana Clears Trade Waivers

Twins righty Ervin Santana recently cleared trade waivers and can be dealt to any team in the coming days, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. Teams have until Wednesday to deal for players they wish to include on their postseason rosters. Acquiring the 33-year-old Santana would be a considerable investment for any team — he’s making $13.5MM this season and will...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Minnesota Twins: Duffey, Berrios Demoted to Triple-A

The Minnesota Twins have made a pair of moves in an attempt to shake up the rotation for the remainder of the season. On Friday, the Minnesota Twins called up Alex Wimmers from Triple-A and also gave Andrew Albers a spot in the rotation. The duo will take the starting spots held by Jose Berrios […] Minnesota Twins: Duffey, Berrios Demoted to Triple-A - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
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3 days ago

Twins call up reliever Alex Wimmers for debut

Friday morning, the Twins announced that they had called up right-handed reliever Alex Wimmers to join their bullpen in advance of roster expansion in September. The move follows Thursday night’s demotion of Jose Berrios and Tyler Duffey. At the time, they also announced that Andrew Albers would be one of the players to receive the […] The post Twins call up reliever Alex Wimmers...
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3 days ago

Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana; Most Valuable Player?

It’s easy to look at the starting staff of the Minnesota Twins and see nothing but a failed 2016 season. From top rookies to guys who were deadline steals, life has not been easy for the Minnesota Twins. However, one guy has proven to be a model of consistency for a team that has lacked […] Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana; Most Valuable Player? - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond...
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4 days ago

QUIZ: Name the Minnesota Twins who’ve hit at least 30 home runs in a season

A member of the Minnesota Twins have hit 30 or more home runs in 24 different seasons, with a total of 12 different players. How many of these mighty Twins can you name? Clue: Number of Home Runs/Year Note: Does not include players from the Washington Senators.
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What Byron Buxton’s Struggles Have Meant Historically

Back in June, Eno Sarris discussed with Byron Buxton some adjustments the latter had made in his attempt to succeed at the major-league level. Then, about two weeks ago now, shortly after Buxton was sent back down to the minors, August Fagerstrom discussed whether any of the aforementioned adjustments had helped or hurt Buxton’s production. We know both that (a) Buxton has attempted...
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The Changes Byron Buxton Has and Hasn’t Made

Byron Buxton‘s demotion to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday brings the tally to four demotions to Triple-A Rochester more than fans of the Minnesota Twins hoped to witness the top prospect endure once he made his major league debut on June 14, 2015. Buxton is headed to the minors to do one thing, and one thing only: fine-tune his swing. It’s what every demotion’s been about thus...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Miguel Sano flyball hits the roof at Tropicana Field

Playing at Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field is always an adventure thanks to the catwalks and the roof, and on Sunday, Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano showed just how much of an adventure it can be for everyone involved. Sano became the first player ever to hit the roof of the Trop with a batted ball, with this 210-foot pop-up: Sano's fly out—the first batted ball to hit...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miguel Sano hits ball off Tropicana Field roof

When Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano makes solid contact with a pitch, he tends to crush the ball. Fans at Tropicana Field on Sunday witnessed that when he became the first player to hit a ball off the roof there, which he did in the first inning of the game. With runners on the corners, Sano got under a pitch and skied it over 200 feet into the air. The ball hit off the roof...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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