Royals top Twins but lose Hosmer (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Rookie Yordano Ventura pitched well, Alcides Escobar stroked the big hit, and Kansas City got the win. However, not all went according to plan Thursday for the Royals, who will be without first baseman Eric Hosmer for several weeks. Ventura pitched seven strong innings, and Escobar laced a two-run triple in a four-run seventh as Kansas City downed the Minnesota Twins 6-3. Hosmer exited after fi

Royals 6, Twins 3: Correia pitches a solid start, but the Twins end up falling apart
via Twinkie Town July 31, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Kevin Correia only gave up two earned runs, which should be enough for a team to win—except if your team is the [gosh] [darn] mother [happy] Twins. Danny Santana started off tonight's game great for the Twins with a lead-off home-run. The Twins extended their early lead to 2-0 in the top of the third, thanks in part to a air-mailed throw by Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. Unfortunately,

Twins can't support Correia's solid start
via Mlb.com - Twins July 31, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Kevin Correia bounced back from two subpar outings to throw six strong innings, but the offense couldn't back him and the bullpen ultimately faltered to hand the Twins a 6-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday night at Kauffmann Stadium.

Team Report - CHICAGO WHITE SOX (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 31, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Deadline day comes, goes with whimper for Sox

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Royals' Hosmer (finger) to miss 3 to 6 weeks (The Associated Press) July 31, 2014 at 11:23 PM
Escobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3 (The Associated Press) July 31, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Snappers cruise to a dominating 11-4 win over Peoria
via Twins Digest July 31, 2014 at 10:05 PM

The Beloit offense provided plenty of run support for Joey Wagman's impressive debut on the mound, as the Snappers cruised to an 11-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs Thursday night.

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Wings lose road trip opener 5-2 in Lehigh Valley July 31, 2014 at 09:47 PM
A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 31, 2014 at 09:35 PM

Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first. The baseball-leading, small-budget A's won the mighty Lester sweepstakes Thursday, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespe

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Price, Lester, Lackey traded in deadline flurry (The Associated Press) July 31, 2014 at 07:47 PM
Twins sign Suzuki to two-year contract extension
via Mlb.com - Twins July 31, 2014 at 07:35 PM

The Twins announced Thursday afternoon that they signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a contract extension through the 2016 season with a vesting option for '17.

Tigers make big trade, White Sox win game 7-4 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 31, 2014 at 07:35 PM

With the trade deadline minutes away, Austin Jackson saw a replacement on the top step of the dugout and realized what was happening. ''Just kind of a sad moment right there knowing that last run off the field, it was pretty tough with all your teammates that you played with.'' Jackson was traded by the Tigers on Thursday in a three-team deal that brought star left-hander David Price to Detroit.

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Twins sign Kurt Suzuki to 2-year extension (The Associated Press) July 31, 2014 at 07:11 PM
MLB roundup: Trades galore before deadline (The SportsXchange) July 31, 2014 at 07:05 PM
Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco on path for rehab assignment next week
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press July 31, 2014 at 06:23 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Twins Opening Day starter Ricky Nolasco (flexor pronator) threw his second bullpen with no issues on Thursday and said he is on track to start a minor-league rehab assignment next week. In addition to regular long toss and a bullpen session of 30-40 pitches, Nolasco also simulated two innings of 15-20 pitches with a stand-in hitter. He sat down between the “innings” as if the

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-07-31 15:29:28
via Twins Digest July 31, 2014 at 05:17 PM

The Twins have signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $12MM contract extension with a third-year vesting option, according to director of communications Dustin Morse.  The vesting option, like his annual salary, is for $6MM and can be triggered ba...

Twins trade deadline wrap
via Twinkie Town July 31, 2014 at 05:05 PM

So, that didn't go exactly as we all thought it would, now, did it? Sometimes the MLB Trade Deadline is terribly anticlimactic. There's buzz-buzz-buzz all week, a lot of conjecture from all corners of the Twittersphere, and then...nothing. But that didn't happen this year. Twins extend Kurt Suzuki Breaking down Suzuki's two-year contract that includes a third year vesting option. The A

Twins recall first baseman Kennys Vargas (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 31, 2014 at 04:41 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins recalled first baseman Kennys Vargas from Double-A New Britain on Thursday.

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Twins extend C Suzuki through 2016 (The SportsXchange) July 31, 2014 at 04:23 PM
Twinsights: Twins sign Kurt Suzuki to two-year contract extension
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press July 31, 2014 at 03:59 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kurt Suzuki is going to stay for a while after all. The Twins and the all-star catcher have agreed to a two-year contract extension for $12 million -- $6 million in each of the next two seasons. The deal also includes a vesting option for 2017, also at $6 million. The vesting option is based on plate appearances in 2016. That figure is considered reachable provided Suzuki sta