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Byron Buxton Finally Ready to Match Hype, Become MLB's Next Big Star
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins September 14, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Remember when touted young Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton was the butt of smarmy "Buston" jokes? Yeah. About that. It's too early to declare Buxton anything—boom, bust or in between. He's just 22 years old, with a scant 404 MLB plate appearances to his name. But after some significant early struggles, the 2012 first-round pick is showing flashes of the star so many believed he'

Brian Dozier Joins Only 2 Other Twins Players to Homer in 5 Straight Games
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins September 07, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Fact: Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a home run in his fifth straight game on Tuesday. He joins Harmon Killebrew and Marty Cordova as the only players in Twins history to accomplish that feat.  Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light.       Source: @Twins Read more

Kepler Becomes 1st Twins Rookie to Hit 3 Homers in a Game
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins August 02, 2016 at 04:38 PM

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler turned in a historic performance during Monday's 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first rookie in franchise history to hit three home runs in a single game, per Sportsnet Stats. The 23-year-old slugger connected for a trio of two-run home runs, coming in the first, third and sixth innings, which gave him a shot at the first four-homer game in

Twins' Max Kepler Becomes 3rd Rookie with 8 Homers in July
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins July 29, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler recently hit his eighth home run during the month of July, making this the first month in MLB history in which three rookies recorded eight or more homers, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com). The 23-year-old lefty slugger did the honors during Thursday's 6-2 home win over the Baltimore Orioles, smacking a solo shot to right field in the sixth inning off of

Terry Ryan Fired by Twins: Latest Comments and Reaction
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins July 18, 2016 at 11:32 AM

With the Minnesota Twins struggling to the tune of an American League-worst record of 33-58, general manager Terry Ryan was relieved of his duties Monday.   According to a press release issued by the organization, assistant general manager Rob Antony will replace Ryan on an interim basis: The 62-year-old Ryan has been part of the Twins organization since 1986, serving as general manager from

Byron Buxton Injury: Updates on Twins OF's Leg and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins July 08, 2016 at 08:37 PM

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton suffered an apparent right leg injury after crashing into the center field wall while trying to make a leaping catch during his team's game against the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Continue for updates. Buxton Carted Off  Friday, July 8  According to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger, Buxton couldn't "put any pressure on his right knee" before being ca

Glen Perkins Injury: Updates on Twins Pitcher's Shoulder and Recovery
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins June 16, 2016 at 01:49 PM

Minnesota Twins pitcher Glen Perkins will reportedly miss the remainder of the season due to a torn labrum and rotator cuff issues in his left shoulder, a source revealed to La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  Per Neal, "Perkins’ labrum is definitely torn, although it’s unclear how severe the tear is, the source said." More to follow.   You can fo

Phil Hughes Injury: Updates on Twins SP's Knee and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins June 11, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Things continue to get worse for the Minnesota Twins, who will be without starting pitcher Phil Hughes due to a knee injury.  Per Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, Hughes will be out for six to eight weeks with a fracture just above his left knee.  Berardino added that Hughes will be on crutches while waiting for the fracture to heal, and a "September return" would be "almost" a best-

Miguel Sano Injury: Updates on Twins Star's Hamstring and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins June 03, 2016 at 07:07 PM

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano suffered a hamstring injury against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday and exited the game in the third inning. He has been placed on the disabled list and Max Kepler has been promoted from Triple-A, per Dustin Morse, the Twins' senior director of communications. It's unclear when he will return.  Continue for updates. Ryan Comments on Sano's Injury

Danny Santana Injury: Updates on Twins CF's Hamstring and Return
via Bleacher Report - MN Twins May 30, 2016 at 07:19 PM

Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana will be sidelined for the foreseeable future after suffering a left hamstring injury Monday. Continue for updates. Twins Calling Up Buxton in Place of Santana Monday, May 30 Santana is heading to the disabled list, and the Twins are calling up former No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton to take his place, per Dustin Morse of the Twins' communications team. S

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