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Neil Allen, Twins Pitching Coach, Charged with DWI: Latest Details and Comments
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins May 26, 2016 at 05:37 PM

Minnesota Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has been suspended indefinitely by the team after he was arrested early Thursday morning for driving while intoxicated.     "The Minnesota Twins are aware of the pending DWI charge against pitching coach Neil Allen," the team said in a statement, per Fox 9's Hobie Artigue. "Mr. Allen has been suspended, with pay, indefinitely, and the matter will

Twins Announcer Dick Bremer Says Twins Player Confronted Him over Criticism
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins May 23, 2016 at 06:55 PM

The Minnesota Twins have been a disaster this season and sport the worst record in baseball at 11-32. It is only May 23, and they are already 14.5 games back in the American League Central race. But Dick Bremer—Minnesota’s TV play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports North—said one player still thought he should be more positive in his analysis. Bremer appeared on Mike McFeely's

Kyle Gibson Injury: Updates on Twins Pitcher's Shoulder and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins April 26, 2016 at 05:55 PM

The Minnesota Twins placed starting pitcher Kyle Gibson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a shoulder strain, per MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger. Continue for updates. Gibson Optimistic About Quick Return Tuesday, April 26 According to Bollinger, Gibson started feeling shoulder pain in his last start, and he's looking to be healthy enough to pitch once his DL stint is over.  Gibson is coming

Ervin Santana Injury: Updates on Twins SP's Back and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins April 23, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana's solid start to this season has hit a speed bump due to a back injury.  Continue for updates.  Santana to Miss Sunday Start Saturday, April 23 Per LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star-Tribune, Santana has been scratched from his start on Sunday due to a stiff back. Neal noted that right-hander Tyler Duffey will be recalled from Triple-A to start in

Byron Buxton Injury: Updates on Twins Star's Hand and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins April 14, 2016 at 01:43 PM

The injury problems for Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton continue, as the 22-year-old left Thursday's game with a hand injury.   Continue for updates.  Buxton Out After Being Hit By Pitch Thursday, April 14 Per MLB.com's Scott Merkin, Buxton was taken out of the game against the Chicago White Sox after Mat Latos hit him with a pitch. Brian Hall noted Buxton was hit in the left han

Is 50-Homer Korean Slugger Byung Ho Park Cut out for MLB Stardom?
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins April 14, 2016 at 08:13 AM

Byung Ho Park was basically the Bryce Harper of the Korean Baseball Organization. In his last four seasons, in particular, many baseballs were obliterated by his bat. But now with the Minnesota Twins, Park is already raising the question: Does he have the goods to translate his talent to Major League Baseball? Nobody on the 0-8 Twins is having a fun time so far in 2016, but Park has argu

Glen Perkins Injury: Updates on Twins Closer's Shoulder and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins April 13, 2016 at 11:31 AM

The Minnesota Twins placed closer Glen Perkins on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left shoulder strain, per Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. The team called up Taylor Rogers from its Triple-A affiliate to fill Perkins' place on the 25-man roster.  Read more Minnesota Twins news on BleacherReport.com

Byron Buxton Can Become MLB's 2016 Version of Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins February 18, 2016 at 08:07 AM

Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton shared space atop draft boards in the spring of 2012, and they shared space on prospect lists in the years that followed. And when Correa showed up in the major leagues early last June, it seemed perfectly fitting that Buxton joined him there not even a week later. But in a 2015 season that belonged to hot-shot rookies, Buxton was the one who wasn't quite ready. He w

Joe Mauer Comments on Impact of Concussions on Vision, Hitting, More
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins February 13, 2016 at 03:01 AM

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is no longer the superstar he once was, which he revealed can be blamed partly on lingering symptoms from a concussion he suffered in 2013. Speaking to Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press, Mauer said he still has bouts of blurred vision in the batter's box.  To combat the problem, he said he'll use sunglasses while hitting: “I’ve alw

Byung-Ho Park, Twins Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins December 01, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Winning the bidding for South Korean star Byung-ho Park was only half the battle for the Minnesota Twins. On Tuesday, the Twins announced they have agree to a four-year contract with Park. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman initially reported the news.  The team provided full details on the contract: The deal includes $12 million in guaranteed salary, with Park earning $2,75 million in 2016 and 2

Byung-Ho Park: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Free-Agent 1B
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins November 28, 2015 at 09:15 PM

In an era of baseball when right-handed power is at a premium, South Korean slugger Byung-ho Park figured to draw a lot of attention, with the Minnesota Twins winning the bidding rights to negotiate with the 29-year-old. Continue for updates. Park Reportedly Traveling to MinnesotaSaturday, Nov. 28According to a report from Naver Sports, per Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, Park is fl

Byung-Ho Park Can Follow Footsteps of Jung-Ho Kang's Instant MLB Breakout
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins November 18, 2015 at 09:15 PM

The Korean Baseball Organization has to be taken seriously. The country’s premier baseball league’s last two significant imports have both produced at high major league levels, and now a third has the potential to be the best of the group. On the heels of Hyun-jin Ryu and Jung-ho Kang, the KBO has posted its first potentially impactful power-hitting prospect in Byung-ho Park. The 29-ye

Core Pieces Project Bright Future for Minnesota Twins
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins October 02, 2015 at 04:09 PM

The Minnesota Twins are crashing the wild-card party and have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2015 season. After finishing last year with the second-worst record in the American League, the Cinderella Twins are now very much in the postseason picture and are just one game back for the second AL wild-card spot following a dramatic win Thursday night. In their preseason team rankings, Sport

Miguel Sano Can Wrestle Away AL ROY from Carlos Correa with Clutch September
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins September 09, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Almost from the moment Carlos Correa made his big league debut with the Houston Astros, he looked like the front-runner in the American League Rookie of the Year race. But the Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano has muscled his way into the mix, and he could sprint ahead with a scalding September. That word, "scalding," certainly described Sano up until recently. The 22-year-old slugger tore through Augu

Byron Buxton Recalled from Triple-A Rochester by Twins
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins August 19, 2015 at 04:21 PM

Top prospect Byron Buxton is returning to the major leagues with the Minnesota Twins following a short stint in the minors after overcoming a thumb injury, MLB Roster Moves confirmed Wednesday. Minnesota originally called up Buxton, whom MLB.com rated as the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, back in June. He received just 37 at-bats, picking up seven hits (.189 average), before suffering the thum

Twins Slugger Miguel Sano Is MLB's Most Under-the-Radar Phenom
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins August 18, 2015 at 06:09 AM

By now, you probably already know that Major League Baseball is enjoying one of its finest rookie classes ever in 2015. In particular, the limelight has had little trouble finding the likes of Carlos Correa, Joc Pederson, Kris Bryant, Noah Syndergaard, Randal Grichuk and Kyle Schwarber.  But enough about them. It's high time the limelight was cast on someone else. His name is Miguel Sano, and

Phil Hughes Injury: Updates on Twins Pitcher's Back and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins August 13, 2015 at 03:39 PM

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes has run into lower back inflammation problems.  Continue for updates. Hughes' Back Forces Him Out Thursday, August 13 MLB Roster Moves announced on Thursday that Hughes will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of lower back inflammation.        Hughes has been struggling through a rough 2015 in which he's had difficult

Minnesota Twins Trade Rumors: Tracking Hot Updates, News and Reaction
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins July 15, 2015 at 08:03 AM

What a difference a year makes. Most pundits and prognosticators predicted continued doom and gloom for the Minnesota Twins in 2015, sure that the club would be well on its way to a fifth consecutive 90-loss season by the time the All-Star break arrived. Instead, the Paul Molitor-led Twins occupy the first American League wild-card spot and sit less than five games behind division-leading Kansas C

Big-Name MLB Prospect Miguel Sano Making Huge Early Impression
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins July 12, 2015 at 09:27 AM

Miguel Sano has not been the typical Dominican prospect. From the moment he broke through as a ballplayer with mega upside, much of the baseball world knew of him. It works out like that when you are the focus of an acclaimed documentary detailing your journey from the island to the professionals. Ballplayer: Pelotero debuted in 2012 and followed Sano from his time as an amateur to his signing wit

Dozier Sets Twins Record for Extra-Base Hits Before the All-Star Break
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins July 09, 2015 at 03:45 PM

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier recorded his 47th extra-base hit of the season during Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles, setting a franchise record for most extra-base hits before the All-Star break, per MLB Stat of the Day. He made the milestone count, with his two-run homer giving the Twins a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning, eventually helping the team complete a three-game