Umpires review count, but pitches don't add up
via - Twins April 22, 2014 at 11:38 PM

The umpiring crew initiated a replay challenge to check the count in the fifth inning of the Rays' 7-3 win over the Twins on Tuesday, but still got the call incorrect.

Twins-Rays Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM

The Minnesota Twins have one of the worst ERAs in baseball, and that dismal mark has plenty to do with the struggles of Mike Pelfrey. He'll look to snap out of his funk Wednesday night as Minnesota seeks to avoid an eighth straight road loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Twins (9-10) have allowed at least seven runs eight times, including Tuesday's 7-3 loss in the series opener. Pelfrey's struggle

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Three-Bagger: Muted Mauer, Pelfrey's Problems & Pinto's Pop
via Twins Daily April 22, 2014 at 10:50 PM

* The Twins rank third in the American League in run-scoring, which is pretty surprising on its own but even more so when you consider that Joe Mauer has chipped in very little thus far. I certainly don't mean to contribute to the typical Mauer panic that arises any time he goes through any kind of slump, but the slow start is noteworthy. Early on, he's striking out way more than ever before

Lawrie comes through in Jays' win over Orioles (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays' third baseman Brett Lawrie is not getting many hits so far this season but he is making them count when he does collect one. He hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning Tuesday to snap a 3-3 tie, and when left fielder Melky Cabrera added a three-run homer of his own in the inning, the Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 9-3. Lawrie has 10 hits this season

Twins Minor League Report (4/22): Vicious Vasquez
via North Dakota Twins Fan April 22, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Things were a struggle for Kyle Gibson on Tuesday night. The Rays pounced on him for seven runs and he was saddled with his first loss of this young...

Rays SS Yunel Escobar strikes out on a 4-2 pitch (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 10:08 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Major League Baseball has acknowledged it failed to correct a pitch count after Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar struck out in an at-bat that was completed after a replay review. After a replay delay of 1 minute, 47 seconds in Tuesday night's game against Minnesota, umpires incorrectly ruled the count on Escobar was 3-2. Escobar struck out on the next pitch after al

Wings six-run seventh inning stuns Paw Sox
via Twins Digest April 22, 2014 at 09:32 PM

Rochester sent 12 batters to the plate in a wild, six-run seventh inning that propelled the Wings to a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over Pawtucket in the opener of a four-game series from McCoy Stadium.

Rays 7, Twins 3 (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 09:32 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price followed his worst outing of the season with a major bounce-back on Tuesday, tossing a complete-game six-hitter in the Rays' 7-3 win over the Minnesota Twins at Tropicana Field.

Ex-Twins Watch: Justin Morneau
via Baseball Outsider April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Justin Morneau hits a double on Monday in Coors Field.Justin Morneau's post-Twins career didn't start so well last year, when he struggled to produce any power for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the last month of the season. This year, it's another story.Entering Monday's games, the Colorado Rockies first baseman had put up a slash line of .344/.371/.609 — and he popped a double in his first at-bat Mon

Twins Daily & Technical Difficulties
via Twins Daily April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

As some of you may have noticed, Twins Daily was down for much of yesterday due to technical difficulties (primarily, the fact that I was in close proximity to the site and jinxed it given my recent string of bad luck). We appreciate the concern

Twins Still Looking To Improve Bench
via MLB Trade Rumors April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Twins have been active in seeking bench help in the past week or so, acquiring Eduardo Nunez from the Yankees (in exchange for lefty Miguel Sulbaran) and claiming Sam Fuld off waivers from the A’s. It doesn’t sound like the team has any plans to stop actively seeking bench upgrades on the waiver wire, however, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Neal spoke with ma

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Blue Jays Claim Darin Mastroianni, Designate Kenny Wilson April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM
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via Twins Digest April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Twins, the club announced via press release. To make room on the 40-man roster, Toronto designated fellow outfielder Kenny Wilson for assignment. Mastroianni originally came t...

Fuld joins Twins in familiar setting
via - Twins April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Outfielder Sam Fuld admitted it was weird walking into the visitors' clubhouse for the first time at Tropicana Field on Tuesday, as he officially joined the Twins in time for their series against his former club.

Twins teammates Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins really are two of a kind (Yahoo Sports)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The pair is from the same area, on the same team and doesn't plan on playing anywhere else.

Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays: News and Notes
via Twinkie Town April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Remember when they used to be called the Devil Rays? Minnesota Twins (9-9)at Tampa Bay Rays (9-10) Probables Tonight, 6:10pm, FSN: David Price vs. Kyle Gibson Wednesday, 6:10pm, FSN: Jake Odorissi vs. Mike Pelfrey Thursday, 12:10pm, FSN: Erik Bedard vs. Ricky Nolasco Notes The Rays have won 11 of their last 12 games against the Twins. That means the Twins are due for some more wi

Twinsights: Byron Buxton could return to games this week
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Twins minor-league outfielder Byron Buxton, out since March 16 with a sprained left wrist, could see action in his first extended spring training game by Thursday. Buxton, the top-ranked prospect in the minors, hit in the cages at Read more..

Adding Sam Fuld
via Baseball Outsider April 21, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Sam Fuld: Former Cub, former Ray,former A and now current Twin.The Twins on Sunday picked up outfielder Sam Fuld on waivers and designated outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment.This is swapping out marginal outfielders. Mastroianni had gone 0-for-11 (with one walk and five strikeouts) since his recall and has a major league career average of .220 in 241 at-bats; Fuld was hitting an even .200