Major Media Announcement Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 PM at XL Center in Hartford
via Twins Digest July 07, 2015 at 09:27 AM

Press Conference will feature unveiling of new Hartford Yard Goats Logo and team colors

Tuesday Twins: Rare photo of a Twins Dance Party in the wild
via Twinkie Town July 07, 2015 at 09:03 AM

Hi guys! Here are the links: Torii Hunter put up a picture on his Instagram of the Twins Dance Party after their win last night, but then deleted it. Luckily, Torii doesn't appear to know about screenshots. Via Torii Hunter on Instagram, here's a behind-the-scenes look at the #MNTwins' postgame dance party. pic.twitter.com/HCx0sO9eRT — Tyler Mason (@tylermason21) July 7, 2015 A

Who is Ryan O’Rourke and why is he replacing Aaron Thompson?
via Aaron Gleeman July 07, 2015 at 08:57 AM

Aaron Thompson was among the Twins' final cuts in spring training, officially being optioned to Triple-A on March 31, but he was recalled and added to the bullpen four days later following Ervin Santana's suspension. Thompson almost immediately worked his way past Brian Duensing to become the primary left-handed setup man and manager Paul Molitor […]

Contemplating the second base situation
via Baseball Outsider July 07, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Brian Dozier turns a double play Sunday over the slidingDrew Butera, a former teammate.I'll skip ahead in this midseason review to second base, since Brian Dozier is on the fringe of the All-Star roster -- one of the "final five" in the fan voting as announced Monday.(Quick prediction: He won't win.)Dozier is having a fine season, to be sure. He leads the majors in runs scored, he's already approa

Chris Sale falls short of strikeout record, but makes quick work of Blue Jays (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 07, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Chris Sale was four strikeouts short of history Monday night — and that wasn't the only thing that was short. Sale and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays by the count of 4-2 in

Recap: Dozier Plays Hero In Walk-Off Win
via Twinkie Town July 07, 2015 at 06:09 AM

After being snubbed as a reserve for the all star team, Brian Dozier dumped a pile of salt on Ned Yost and general All Star voting. Yes Brian Dozier is a part of the #FinalVote for the American League roster, despite leading all second baseman in a galore of offensive categories. So tonight he delivered a walk-off home run propelling the Twins to a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. The gam

Dozier's two-run homer in 10th lifts Twins over Orioles 4-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 06, 2015 at 11:57 PM

Brian Dozier's All-Star campaign started out with a bang Monday night. Dozier hit a two-run home run with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Earlier in the day Dozier was selected as one of five candidates for the final roster spot on the AL All-Star team.

Trade Market Notes: Papelbon, Indians, Cotts, Maybin
via Twins Digest July 06, 2015 at 11:45 PM

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon said today that he would be surprised and disappointed if he is not traded this summer, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports. The veteran righty indicated that he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause to play for any contender — provided, that … Continue reading →

Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 06, 2015 at 11:15 PM

Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal also was a first-time selection Monday for the July 14 game in Cincinnati.

Trade Market Notes: Papelbon, Indians, Cotts, Maybin
via MLB Trade Rumors July 06, 2015 at 10:51 PM

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon said today that he would be surprised and disappointed if he is not traded this summer, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports. The veteran righty indicated that he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause to play for any contender — provided, that is, that he’d work in a closing capacity. “I think [the front office] knows where I’m at,” he

Ricky Nolasco To Undergo Ankle Surgery
via Twins Digest July 06, 2015 at 10:39 PM

Twins GM Terry Ryan announced today that starter Ricky Nolasco will undergo surgery on his right ankle, as MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger was among those to report. Nolasco has missed the last five weeks with an ankle impingement, and had been … Continue reading →

Ricky Nolasco To Undergo Ankle Surgery
via MLB Trade Rumors July 06, 2015 at 09:57 PM

Twins GM Terry Ryan announced today that starter Ricky Nolasco will undergo surgery on his right ankle, as MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger was among those to report. Nolasco has missed the last five weeks with an ankle impingement, and had been attempting to avoid a procedure. While Nolasco’s timeline remains unclear, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN tweets that a six-to-eight week absence seems

Rays-Royals Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 06, 2015 at 09:09 PM

Chris Young is enduring some home woes for the Kansas City Royals, while the Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Moore needs to put a wild season debut behind him. Kansas City's Edinson Volquez can relate to desiring a bounce-back effort after arguably his worst outing of the season. Volquez will get the start in the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader after Young and Moore meet in Tuesday's opener in Kansas

Nolasco slated to undergo right ankle surgery
via Mlb.com - Twins July 06, 2015 at 08:39 PM

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco will undergo surgery to repair his right ankle on July 13 and there's no timetable for his return, general manager Terry Ryan said on Monday.

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VOTE: Send Dozier to 86th All-Star Game July 06, 2015 at 07:39 PM
Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins July 06, 2015 at 07:39 PM

Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal also was a first-time selection Monday for the July 14 game in Cincinnati.

All-Star pitchers, reserves being unveiled
via Mlb.com - Twins July 06, 2015 at 06:39 PM

The All-Star Game pitchers and reserves for the American and National Leagues are being announced live on the Esurance All-Star Selection Show on ESPN, followed by the nominees for the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote in both leagues.

Gamethread: O's @ Twins
via Twinkie Town July 06, 2015 at 06:39 PM

Phil Hughes is on the mound as Baltimore comes to town Minnesota Twins Dozier 2B, Hunter RF, Mauer 1B, Plouffe 3B, Sano DH, Rosario LF, Hicks CF, Suzuki C, D. Santana SS, Hughes SP Camden Chat Machado 3B, Paredes DH, Jones CF, Davis RF, Wieters C, Hardy SS, Parmelee 1B, Schoop 2B, Lough LF, Chen P

Pressly lands on DL; Robinson returns
via Mlb.com - Twins July 06, 2015 at 04:39 PM

The Twins placed right-hander Ryan Pressly on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain and reinstated outfielder Shane Robinson from the family emergency list on Monday.

Home Game Preview Mon. 7.6.15
via Twins Digest July 06, 2015 at 02:51 PM

The Red Wings will try to avoid a sweep with left-hander Pat Dean (6-7, 3.11 ERA) on the mound Monday night.