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Jason Bartlett To Retire
via Twins Digest April 18, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Infielder Jason Bartlett has told the Twins he will retire, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (Twitter links). Though the club has asked him to reconsider, says Berardino, the expectation is that he will file his papers. Bartlett had been working on a rehab assignment with Minnesota after making the club's Opening Day roster. Though he only saw four plate appearances this year,

Hanrahan Talking With Multiple Clubs Following Showcase
via Twins Digest April 17, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Upwards of 20 teams were on-hand today to watch free-agent right-hander Joel Hanrahan's showcase at the University of Tampa today, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (More specifically, ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that there were 16 to 18 clubs on-hand). Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweets that Hanrahan's agents at Reynolds Sports Management are already discussing a contract with multiple clubs a

Pino shutout earns split for Wings
via Twins Digest April 17, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Red Wings split a Thursday afternoon doubleheader with Pawtucket at Frontier Field.

AL Notes: Defensive Value, White Sox, Astros, Fuld
via Twins Digest April 16, 2014 at 11:50 PM

As defensive metrics gain precision and acceptance, we can expect an increasing move toward player contracts that better reflect the contributions of premier glovework, writes Doug Mittler for ESPN The Magazine (Insider link). "The market is established by offense because defensive numbers are difficult to ascertain," said Mets GM Sandy Alderson. Mittler says that current bargains, like Al

Rochester Red Wings News List 2014-04-16 12:46:26
via Twins Digest April 16, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Pawtucket Red Sox jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, then hung on to defeat the Red Wings 7-6 Wednesday afternoon at Frontier Field

Sox outlast Wings 9-5
via Twins Digest April 14, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Alex Hassan had two hits and two RBI, helping the Pawtucket Red Sox to a 9-5 win over the Red Wings Monday night on a soggy Frontier Field.

Beresford named Batavia Downs POTW
via Twins Digest April 14, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Rochester Red Wings infielder James Beresford has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Racetrack Player of the Week for the period of April 3-13.

Red Wings clipped by IronPigs, 3-2, Sunday
via Twins Digest April 13, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Rochester Red Wings' six-game winning streak was snapped Sunday afternoon, falling 3-2 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA.

Red Wings sweep twinbill; extend win streak
via Twins Digest April 12, 2014 at 11:14 PM

The rain in Allentown on Friday couldn't cool the red-hot Red Wings on Saturday as the Wings swept a twinbill against the IronPigs at Coca-Cola Park to win their fifth and sixth consecutive games.

Beloit Wins 3 Game Series in South Bend
via Twins Digest April 11, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Beloit Snappers have just finished up a 3 game series in South Bend, IN against the Silver Hawks, the Midwest League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Beloit won games one and two before losing the third game.

Rochester Red Wings News List 2014-04-10 21:59:14
via Twins Digest April 10, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Four Wings hurlers combined to allow just two runs on five hits as the Red Wings won their fourth straight game with a 4-2 victory over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA.

Quick Hits: Russell, Drew, Morales, Garcia, Twins, Gearrin
via Twins Digest April 09, 2014 at 11:26 PM

There was more bad injury news out of Oakland, as top Athletics prospect Addison Russell has torn his right hamstring and will be down for at least a month, according to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). Though Russell was not necessarily expected to contribute much at the MLB level this year -- he had started his age-20 season at Double-A -- a prolonged absence will certain

Parmelee paces Wings offense in 7-6 win
via Twins Digest April 09, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Chris Parmelee had three hits and an RBI, part of a 15-hit attack leading the Red Wings to a 7-6 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Wednesday night at Frontier Field.

Miller Park Bus Trip to Snappers Game
via Twins Digest April 09, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Snappers and The Rock Bar and Grill of Beloit are proud to announce that there will be a bus trip for the Miller Park game that the Snappers will play in on Saturday, May 24th.

Rochester Red Wings News List 2014-04-08 22:01:00
via Twins Digest April 08, 2014 at 11:32 PM

The Red Wings swept the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in a Tuesday night doubleheader at Frontier Field.

Beloit Snappers News List 2014-04-08 14:21:47
via Twins Digest April 08, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Snappers invite fans to bring canned or non-perishable food items to the ballpark for any of the games April 14th -18th and fans will receive a ticket voucher for the Snappers game on Wednesday May 14th!

Quick Hits: Sandoval, Escobar, Injuries, Twins
via Twins Digest April 07, 2014 at 11:56 PM

For some late night reading, I recommend this piece from Eric Nusbaum for Sports Illustrated, which provides an interesting profile of Cuba's fledgling sabermetric community. Here are some notes from around the league to round out the day: Pablo Sandoval and the Giants remain far apart in their discussions on a possible extension for the pending free agent, reports Jon Morosi of FOX Sports (via Tw

Twins Acquire Eduardo Nunez
via Twins Digest April 07, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Twins have acquired infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Yankees in exchange for left-hander Miguel Sulbaran, tweets Twins director of baseball communications Dustin Morse. Nunez has been assigned to Triple-A Rochester. The 26-year-old Nunez is a career .267/.313/.379 hitter in 827 Major League plate appearances and batted .260/.307/.372 last season. Once considered a potential heir to Derek Jeter

Bisons top Wings in 13
via Twins Digest April 06, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Juan Francisco's second home run of the game gave the Buffalo Bisons an 8-6 win over the Red Wings in 13 innings Sunday, in the home opener at Frontier Field.

Snappers Settle for Split of Doubleheader
via Twins Digest April 05, 2014 at 10:08 PM

The Beloit Snappers split a doubleheader with the Burlington Bees after April 4th's game was postponed due to inclement weather.