Paredes homers as Orioles beat Twins 3-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM

When Steve Pearce went down with an injury, Orioles utility infielder Jimmy Paredes knew it was an opportunity to make his mark on a first-place team. Paredes homered and Chris Davis hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and the Orioles beat Minnesota 3-2. The Orioles have won five of their past six games and lead the Yankees by eight games in the AL East.

Big Guy Helps Snappers Get Big Win
via Twins Digest August 30, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Nate Freiman, who just got assigned to Beloit for the remaining three games of the Snappers schedule, came up huge tonight in a Snappers 6-2 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Fan Appreciation Night.

Postgame Twinsights: What's driving Kyle Gibson's improved strikeout rate?
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press August 30, 2014 at 11:41 PM

BALTIMORE -- Through his first 200 major league innings, sinkerballing Kyle Gibson hasn’t missed very many bats. His career nine-inning strikeout rate heading into Saturday’s start against the Baltimore Orioles was just 5.17, which placed him fourth-lowest out of the 184 starters given at least 100 big-league innings since the start of 2013. Of the three starters with lower K/9 rates in that span,

Orioles defeat Twins for third straight victory (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 30, 2014 at 11:23 PM

The Baltimore Orioles stayed busy both on and off the field on Saturday night in their attempt to lock up the American League East. On the field, Chris Davis came through with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly that scored Adam Jones and gave the Orioles a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. That win, combined with New York's 2-0 loss to Toronto earlier in the day, gave the Oriol

Twins No. 4 prospect Meyer exits start as precaution
via Mlb.com - Twins August 30, 2014 at 09:35 PM

Twins prospect Alex Meyer left his start with Triple-A Rochester after facing six batters for precautionary reasons on Saturday, the Twins announced.

Bisons blank Wings
via Twins Digest August 30, 2014 at 09:29 PM

The Buffalo Bisons scored early and beat the Red Wings 3-0 Saturday night at Frontier Field, in the final home game of the regular season.

Twins successfully challenge transfer call
via Mlb.com - Twins August 30, 2014 at 08:35 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire won a replay challenge at second base in the fourth inning of Saturday's game in Baltimore.

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Twins GM Ryan eyeing potential September callups August 30, 2014 at 07:35 PM
Twinsights: Alex Meyer removed from start following velocity drop
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press August 30, 2014 at 07:11 PM

BALTIMORE -- Triple-A right-hander Alex Meyer, the Twins’ top-ranked pitching prospect, left his start Saturday night for Rochester after facing two batters in the second inning. Meyer, 24, walked off with a Red Wings trainer after failing to hit 90 mph on the stadium radar gun. Meyer’s velocity also was down in his previous start on Monday, although nothing as alarming as what he showed Saturday.

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Twinsights: Aaron Thompson gets the call as Twins lefties falter August 30, 2014 at 05:59 PM
MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-08-30 15:49:19
via Twins Digest August 30, 2014 at 05:05 PM

Here are today’s minor moves from around the game. The Twins have selected the contract of lefty Aaron Thompson, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press tweets. Thompson will take the roster spot vacated when the Twins lost Sam Deduno to the Astros&...

Minor Moves: Aaron Thompson, Chris Bassitt
via MLB Trade Rumors August 30, 2014 at 03:53 PM

Here are today’s minor moves from around the game. The Twins have selected the contract of lefty Aaron Thompson, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press tweets. Thompson will take the roster spot vacated when the Twins lost Sam Deduno to the Astros’ waiver claim. Thompson, 27, posted a 3.98 ERA with 8.8 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in 52 innings this season at Triple-A Rochester. The former Marlins f

Deduno headed from Twins to Astros on waiver claim
via Mlb.com - Twins August 30, 2014 at 03:35 PM

Right-hander Samuel Deduno was claimed from the Twins on outright waivers on Saturday, the Astros have announced.

Twinsights: Houston Astros awarded waiver claim on Sam Deduno
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press August 30, 2014 at 03:05 PM

BALTIMORE -- Twins right-hander Sam Deduno was claimed by the Houston Astros on irrevocable waivers, meaning his time with the Twins organization is over. The Twins will make a corresponding move before Sunday’s game. Deduno, 31, made 41 starts for the Twins over the past three seasons, including eight in 2014. He was bounced to a long-relief role in June with the arrival of journeyman right-hande

Astros Claim Samuel Deduno Off Waivers
via Twinkie Town August 30, 2014 at 02:53 PM

Terrible as a starter, solid as a reliever, and yet the Twins decided they didn't want him anymore. So long, crazy fastball. It's been announced that the Astros claimed Samuel Deduno off waivers. These are not your typical August revocable waivers where the Twins could have worked out a trade or pulled him back. Rather, it sounded like the Twins wanted to outright him to Triple-A, but the A

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-08-30 13:44:52
via Twins Digest August 30, 2014 at 01:53 PM

The Astros have claimed pitcher Sam Deduno from the Twins, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports (Twitter links). The Twins had placed Deduno on non-revocable waivers, so his contract now belongs to the Astros. Deduno is already 30 and has gotten med...

Astros Claim Sam Deduno From Twins
via MLB Trade Rumors August 30, 2014 at 01:47 PM

The Astros have claimed pitcher Sam Deduno on non-revocable waivers from the Twins, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports (Twitter links).

Home Game Preview 8.30.14
via Twins Digest August 30, 2014 at 01:11 PM

The Red Wings and the Bisons square off tonight in a battle of playoff hopeful teams. RHP Alex Meyer (7-6, 3.41 ERA) will go for the Red Wings as LHP Brad Mills (1-1, 3.91 ERA) gets the starting nod for the Bisons.

Mike Trout, Alex Gordon and the MVP race
via Baseball Outsider August 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Alex Gordon (4) is pretty clearly the best player on thefirst-place Kansas City Royals. Does that make himthe MVP?Alex Gordon had himself an impressive series this week against the Twins: A game-winning walk-off homer on Tuesday, a run-into-the-fence catch on Wednesday, a game-tying seventh-inning homer on Thursday.Production and drama make a potent combination. Narrative, for better or worse, ten

Davis slam carries Orioles past Twins 9-1 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Chris Davis hit his fourth career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles got a dominating pitching performance from Miguel Gonzalez in a 9-1 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Delmon Young also homered for the AL East-leading Orioles, who built an 8-0 lead in the fifth inning against rookie Trevor May (0-4). Baltimore's fourth win in five games was marred by an injury to fi