Mejia ready to face Red Sox for first time
via Mlb.com - Twins June 28, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello hasn't been able to replicate the kind of numbers he put up when he won last year's American League Cy Young Award, but he is coming off a quality start and will look to build on it against the Twins on Wednesday. Minnesota will counter with rookie left-hander Adalberto Mejia.

One to forget, and remember
via Baseball Outsider June 28, 2017 at 09:38 AM

The Twins did very little well Tuesday night -- hitting, pitching, fielding -- and got embarrassed by the Boston Red Sox. It happens to every team on occasion.The rain delay that forced Hector Santiago out of the game early probably didn't help -- not that Santiago was dominating in his two innings, but the Twins certainly wanted him to throw more than 49 pitches in his first start back from the d

Weather prematurely ends Santiago's return
via Mlb.com - Twins June 28, 2017 at 09:38 AM

With Hector Santiago making his first start since June 6 after just one three-inning rehab appearance, and a doubleheader looming in Kansas City on Saturday, the Twins' rotation was already in a precarious situation on Tuesday night.

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Gee set for first outing at Triple-A Rochester June 27, 2017 at 07:08 PM
Santiago returns from DL to face Red Sox June 27, 2017 at 11:26 AM
Gee, the bullpen B's
via Baseball Outsider June 27, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Dillon Gee will probably feel like a ping pong ball soon, if he doesn't already.The right-handed pitcher was released on June 18 by Texas. The Twins signed him to a minor-league deal on the 22nd. The Twins then called him up on the 24th. He spent three days sitting in the Twins bullpen, and Monday night he was optioned out to Rochester without getting into a game. And even though he hasn't pitched

Berrios makes adjustments to limit damage
via Mlb.com - Twins June 27, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Jose Berrios' ability to pitch his way out of trouble was again tested against the Red Sox on Monday, and while he showed poise by limiting damage early and was locked in a pitchers' duel with Boston ace Chris Sale, he was ultimately undone by leaving two runners on in the seventh.

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Gimenez's HR all Twins can get vs. Sale, Sox June 26, 2017 at 09:32 PM
Sano leads at 3B, needs final AL ballot push June 26, 2017 at 06:38 PM
Sa-No time to waste in AL balloting June 26, 2017 at 12:08 PM
Contemplating Buddy Boshers
via Baseball Outsider June 26, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Pretty good weekend for the Twins in Cleveland. They swept the defending AL champs and returned, nattowly, to first place in the Central Division.And give a lot of the credit to the oft-criticized and oft-battered bullpen. The Twins allowed just two runs in the three games despite getting just 15.2 innings from the starters. The bullpen worked four innings in Friday's shutout (Tyler Duffey two, Ta

Gleeman and The Geek #318: Cleveland, Rocked
via Aaron Gleeman June 25, 2017 at 07:02 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins sweeping the Indians and re-taking first place, the tough upcoming schedule giving little time to celebrate, spending over slot to sign the draft class, getting to know Alan Busenitz and Trevor Hildenberger, the legalities of the Indians' mascot with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, […]

Santana leads Twins to sweep, 1st place
via Mlb.com - Twins June 25, 2017 at 06:02 PM

Ervin Santana did not have the chance to face the Indians the last time the Twins ran into their division rival. In a 4-0 win over the Tribe on Sunday afternoon, Minnesota's rotation leader turned in the kind of outing that will have Cleveland hoping it can avoid him in the future, too.

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Hughes makes solid rehab outing June 25, 2017 at 01:14 PM
Pic of the Week
via Baseball Outsider June 25, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Trevor Plouffe celebrates a homer on Wednesday.I had post a bit more than a week ago about former Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe being designated for assignment by Oakland. He was quickly traded to Tampa Bay, and on Wednesday hit his first homer as a Ray.My wife, when I told her about Plouffe joining the Rays, said something about how I would still get to make puns off his name. I replied

Ervin seeking reversion to early-season form
via Mlb.com - Twins June 25, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Twins ace Ervin Santana and Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin will square off in the series finale between the two ballclubs on Sunday at Progressive Field.

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Dozier's dinger helps Twins conquer Kluber June 24, 2017 at 08:50 PM
Kepler scratched after fouling ball off foot June 24, 2017 at 03:14 PM
Wimmers and Melotakis
via Baseball Outsider June 24, 2017 at 09:38 AM

As noted in Friday morning's post, the Twins needed to clear room that day on their 40-man roster to make room of Dillon Gee and Trevor Hildenberger. They did so by designating for assignment two minor leaguers who were high draft picks.Alex Wimmers (first round, 2010) wasn't a great shock. He's bounced up and down between the big league club and Triple A the past two seasons. He was viewed when t

Twins look to cool Kluber behind Gibson
via Mlb.com - Twins June 24, 2017 at 09:38 AM

A pair of right-handers will face off in the middle of a three-game set between two American League Central foes, as Twins starter Kyle Gibson and Indians ace Corey Kluber will take the mound on Saturday at Progressive Field.