MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-22 22:25:05
via Twins Digest September 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

A 2015 postseason appearance for the Yankees will likely hinge on improvements from costly middle-of-the-order hitters like Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, and Mark Teixeira, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Barring a surprise, last year’...

Collmenter gets 11th win, D-backs beat Twins 6-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Josh Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win, Mark Trumbo homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

AL Notes: Yankees, Joyce, Twins, Astros
via MLB Trade Rumors September 22, 2014 at 10:29 PM

A 2015 postseason appearance for the Yankees will likely hinge on improvements from costly middle-of-the-order hitters like Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, and Mark Teixeira, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Barring a surprise, last year’s big spending leaves the club with few options to add significant run production to its lineup, explains Sherman. Here’s more from the America

D-backs challenge, get call overturned against Twins
via Mlb.com - Twins September 22, 2014 at 09:35 PM

The D-backs won a manager's challenge in the fifth inning of Monday night's game with the Twins.

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Hicks returns to lineup, but Escobar continues to sit September 22, 2014 at 07:35 PM
Gamethread: Diamondbacks @ Twins
via Twinkie Town September 22, 2014 at 06:41 PM

Tricky Ricky leads the way as the Twins try to avoid a 4th consecutive 90 loss season. AZ Snake Pit Inciarte LF, Pollock CF, Peralta RF, Trumbo 1B, Montero C, Hill DH, Lamb 3B Owings 2B, Gregorius SS, Collmenter SP Twins Santana SS, Hermann LF, Plouffe 3B, Vargas DH, Arcia RF, Suzuki C, Parmelee 1B, Hicks CF, Bernier 2B, Nolasco SP

Twinsights: Chris Herrmann still hoping to get stronger
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press September 22, 2014 at 06:29 PM

Chris Herrmann has a simple goal for this offseason: Get stronger. In particular, the Twins’ catcher-outfielder hopes to pack on a few more pounds of muscle and get to an even 200 for the first time in his life. “I’m 195 right now. I can never seem to get over that 200 mark,” said Herrmann, back in Monday’s lineup after a two-double game on Sunday. “Back in 2012, I was small, only about 185. Then

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Twinsights: Thursday return tentative target for Tommy Milone September 22, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Twins recognize Vargas, Berrios with organizational honors
via Mlb.com - Twins September 22, 2014 at 03:35 PM

The Twins have named first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas and right-hander Jose Berrios the organization's player and pitcher of the year, respectively.

Twinsights: Vargas, Berrios claim top minor-league honors for Twins
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press September 22, 2014 at 02:05 PM

A little over two months after making their Target Field debuts at the All-Star Futures Game, Kennys Vargas and Jose Orlando Berrios are being honored again. Both Puerto Rico products, the switch-hitting first baseman and the hard-throwing right-hander have been named the Twins’ minor league player and pitcher of the year, respectively. Vargas, 24, reached the majors on July 31 after blasting the

The "indespensible" Tommy Milone
via Baseball Outsider September 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Tommy Milone hada cortisone shot in hisneck last week.Tommy Milone last started for the Twins 20 days ago -- Sept. 2, when he yielded three runs in 3.2 innings in a 6-3 loss to the White Sox -- and there's no guarantee that he's going to pitch in this final week of the season.Out of sight, out of mind: Milone is oft overlooked in chatter about the 2015 Twins, the forgotten veteran pitcher. Which i

Corey Kluber first to strike out 14 in consecutive starts since Big Unit in '04 (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

  Never mind the strikeouts, right-hander Corey Kluber says. He's in this to get the Cleveland Indians to the playoffs. Kluber struck out a career-high 14 on Sunday afternoon for the second straight start, leading the Indians to a 7-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins, and keeping Cleveland within 3 1/2 games of a wild-card spot in the American League. Cleveland's playoff position is his f

Who will the Twins purge from the 40-man roster this offseason?
via Aaron Gleeman September 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM

At the beginning of each offseason every team goes through the ritual housecleaning of shedding players from the 40-man roster to prepare for a winter of adding new players and protecting new prospects. As one of baseball's worst teams for a fourth straight year the Twins have no shortage of dead weight on the 40-man […]

Diamondbacks-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 21, 2014 at 08:41 PM

Barring something unforeseen, the Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks will finish at the bottom of their respective divisions. The Diamondbacks also have a chance at finishing with a pair of ugly skids. With a resurgent Ricky Nolasco on the mound, Minnesota will try to send Arizona to its season high-tying seventh loss in a row and 11th straight away from home in Monday's opener of a three-

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Cuddyer homers as Rockies sweep D-backs, 8-3 (The Associated Press) September 21, 2014 at 07:41 PM
Twins veteran Nolasco looks to close out season on high note
via Mlb.com - Twins September 21, 2014 at 07:35 PM

Ricky Nolasco hasn't been the consistently solid innings eater the Twins hoped he would be when they signed him this past offseason, but things are looking up for him as the season comes to a close. He'll face Arizona and Josh Collmenter on Monday night at Target Field.

Kluber strikes out 14; Indians beat Twins 7-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 21, 2014 at 05:47 PM

Corey Kluber continues to dominate hitters when the Cleveland Indians need him most. Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Indians didn't lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley each had three hits for the Indians, who have won five of six. Cleveland is 3 1-2 games behind t

Hicks held out with back stiffness
via Mlb.com - Twins September 21, 2014 at 01:35 PM

Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks, who was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup with back stiffness, was held out for a second straight game against the Indians on Sunday.

Pic of the Week
via Baseball Outsider September 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Be careful what you wish for:A Yankee Stadium fan gets a faceful of foul ball.This wasn't from the past week, but it's too amusing to pass up. This image came from a Rays at New York game on Tuesday, Sept. 9.As Kevin Harlan used to exclaim on Timberwolves broadcasts: Right between the eyes!

Cafardo On Hellickson, Gardenhire, Ramirez
via MLB Trade Rumors September 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes looks at six teams that badly need some fixing this offseason.  The list starts with the Braves, who have been held back in part by B.J. Upton‘s five-year, $75MM deal.  The Rangers also need some serious help in the form of two starting pitchers, a right-handed power bat, and possibly a catcher.  The Phillies are in the toughes