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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

Byron Buxton Injury: Updates on Twins Star's Thumb and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins June 26, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton has landed on the disabled list with a thumb injury two weeks after he was called up from the minors.  Continue for updates.  Buxton to DL Friday, June 26 According to MLB Roster Moves on Twitter, the Twins called up Danny Santana to take Buxton's spot on the roster: Buxton, who was injured sliding into second base against the Chicago White Sox on

Twins Terrify Bullpen Coach Eddie Guardado with Airhorn Prank in Locker Room
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins June 23, 2015 at 12:39 PM

The air horn prank, as a means of terrifying people, is one of the more solid scare tactics in the anarchist playbook.  The target is alarmed, no one is punched in the neck (usually) and everyone goes home with a fun, dull ringing in their ears.  Of course, combo-ing the air horn with any other number of surprising elements only adds to the pants-soiling factor, as Minnesota bullpen coac

Torii Hunter's Clutch Bat, Leadership Keying Twins' Shocking Rise
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins June 15, 2015 at 08:33 AM

If it was your first and only glance at the case, it would appear flimsy at its strongest. But that would be a glance, without any deeper examination of the act, the perpetrator or history. On its own, it is Torii Hunter acting like a deranged athlete incapable of handling adversity anytime he perceives a slight or things do not fall in his favor.  That would be so, so wrong, though. Yes, the

Byron Buxton's Hyped Debut Introduces MLB to Its Next Big Young Star
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins June 14, 2015 at 07:03 PM

If you love gazing at hyped prospects, 2015 has been the season for you. Kris Bryant, Noah Syndergaard, Joey Gallo, Carlos Correa—MLB has welcomed a constellation of young stars to its galaxy. On Sunday, Byron Buxton shot into view. Yes, the touted outfielder—labeled the game's No. 1 prospect by MLB.com—went 0-for-4. But he did score the winning run in the top of the ninth as th

Torii Hunter Suspended 2 Games, Fined for Outburst at Umpire
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins June 12, 2015 at 04:51 PM

Torii Hunter certainly got his money's worth as he argued a call and was subsequently ejected during the Minnesota Twins' 7-2 defeat to the Kansas Royals on Wednesday night. Now, it's really going to cost him. Major League Baseball announced Friday that Hunter will be suspended for two games in addition to having to pay a fine, the amount of which wasn't revealed. Many baseball fans have already s

Tyler Jay: Prospect Profile for Twins' 1st-Round Pick
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins June 08, 2015 at 07:21 PM

Player: Tyler Jay Position: LHP DOB: 4/19/1994 (Age: 21) Height/Weight: 6'1", 185 lbs Bats/Throws: L/L School: University of Illinois Previously Drafted: N/A (not drafted out of high school)   Background Tyler Jay has come a long way since his days as a lightly recruited pitcher for Lemont High School in suburban Illinois.  "Coming out of high school,

Paul Molitor's Managerial Career Beginning as Brightly as Playing Days
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins May 31, 2015 at 09:45 PM

Paul Molitor made his MLB debut in 1978 with the Milwaukee Brewers. In his first three games, all Milwaukee wins, the 21-year-old rookie went 7-for-16 with a home run and seven RBI. It was a harbinger of things to come—of the 3,000-hit, Hall of Fame playing career that lay ahead, sure, but also of the instant splash Molitor would eventually make as a big league manager. In his first season

Eddie Rosario Becomes 29th Player to Homer on 1st Pitch of Career
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins May 07, 2015 at 07:27 PM

Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario became the 29th player in MLB history and the first player in Twins history to hit a home run on the first pitch of his major-league career when he took Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir deep in the third inning of Wednesday's game, per MLB Stat of the Day. Rosario also became the first player to accomplish the feat since Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starl

Minnesota Twins' Hrbek's Pub Introduces Bloody Mary Topped with Pizza Slice
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins March 27, 2015 at 01:03 PM

Former Minnesota Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek has a restaurant named after him at Target Field, and with the season approaching, Hrbek's Pub is using different items to attract visitors to the bar located behind home plate in the downtown stadium.Hrbek's wife tweeted out the new menu, which included something that will make you look twice:A Bloody Mary garnished with a pizza slice.It's

Brian Dozier, Twins Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins March 24, 2015 at 08:21 AM

With the 2015 regular season on the horizon, the Minnesota Twins locked up one of their key pieces by signing second baseman Brian Dozier to a contract extension. According to the Twins' official Twitter account, the 27-year-old middle infielder inked a four-year deal: The contract is worth $20 million in total, per MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger, and Dozier's salary will gradually increase

What to Expect from MLB's No. 1 Prospect Byron Buxton in Spring Training
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins February 11, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Byron Buxton entered 2014 as the consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball, and all signs pointed to him debuting with the Twins before the end of the season. Unfortunately, a taste of the major leagues wasn’t in the cards for the then-20-year-old center fielder. Buxton spent the season battling one injury after the other, each of them resulting in a lengthy stay on the disabled list. He ultimate

Minnesota Twins' Top 10 Prospects for 2015
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins January 12, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Heading into the 2014 season, it was almost a forgone conclusion that several of the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects would reach the major leagues. But that never happened. Center fielder Byron Buxton, widely considered the sport’s top prospect, lost most of his highly anticipated campaign with a wrist injury and a concussion, while slugging third baseman Miguel Sano ultimately missed t

Phil Hughes, Twins Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins December 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Coming off a strong 2014 MLB season, Minnesota Twins ace Phil Hughes reportedly agreed to a contract extension with the club on Monday.    MLBRosterMoves provided the latest on the agreement between the two sides:Hughes, 28, emerged last season as a true ace despite another down season for the franchise. Finishing 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA and a career-high 186 strikeouts, Hughes c

Ervin Santana to Twins: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins December 11, 2014 at 01:05 PM

For the second consecutive season, Ervin Santana has spent the winter in search of a team. The 10-year veteran has reportedly made his decision.  According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Santana will be pitching for the Minnesota Twins in 2015, on a four-year, $54 million deal:  Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports the annual breakdown of the deal: Last year, Santana was in limbo for