Minnesota Twins

Before Spring Training ended abruptly, the Twins really only had two active roster spot battles – one for the last bench position player spot and one for the last spot in the pitching rotation. At the time, it seemed that Randy Dobnak had the inside track to the fifth starter’s job while Rich Hill was on the mend from last year’s elbow surgery and Michael Pineda finished his suspension.
Author: Twinkie Town
Posted: April 6, 2020, 2:00 pm
Marwin Gonzalez’s two-year deal expires in October — the utility man’s contract paid him $12 million last season but declines to $9 million this year, a fortuitous construction for him — and Sergio Romo’s one-year deal is up, too. Jake Odorizzi, having accepted (and potentially not received) a $17.8 million salary to stay in Minnesota this year, would head back into free agency for the second straight winter, but perhaps with no new performances to enhance his value. Then there are the newcomers.
Author: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Posted: April 5, 2020, 11:26 pm
Miguel Tejada, Oakland A’s (2001) Not only did Miguel Tejada hit a grand slam, this one finished off a rare achievement. Tejada had already hit a single, double and triple in this September game against the Seattle Mariners, so Tejada hit for the cycle while propelling the A’s to an 8-4 win. Jason Kubel, Minnesota Twins (2009) The Twins entered the bottom of the eighth trailing the Los Angeles Angels 9-4.
Author: Bleacher Report
Posted: April 5, 2020, 11:16 am
Nicole Sherry poked some holes in the turf at Camden Yards, cut the grass and then left the ballpark about the same time the Baltimore Orioles should have been wrapping up their season opener. “What a beautiful day it would have been for a ballgame,” said Sherry, the head groundskeeper for the Orioles. Camden Yards was all green and would have been ready for what was going to be Major League Baseball’s earliest start, March 26.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 4, 2020, 6:02 pm
With the times we live in now, it’s a possibility that no games would be played until 2021. So if this season does get scratched, how would it impact the Minnesota Twins roster? Nine Twins players have the final year of their contract expire after 2020 or are finishing their final year of arbitration while one player has a club option.
Author: Twinkie Town
Posted: April 4, 2020, 2:00 pm
Click the video box on this page to watch our chat with Duffey*** Duffey threw four scoreless innings during Grapefruit League action, and was ready for the regular season to start on March 26. Now, he’s playing catch with former teammate Ryan Pressly, plus pitching enough to keep somewhat ready, hoping that some sort of season will take place.
Author: 5 Eyewitness News St. Paul
Posted: April 3, 2020, 2:38 am
Nobody scored in the third, or the top of the fourth, but Jake Cave avenged his mistake in the bottom of the fourth. With Byron Buxton on second thanks to a lead-off double, Cave came up and hit a no-doubter to right-center, 411 feet on the fly, to make the score five to nothing, in favor of the good guys. Frankie Montas yielded the mound to T.J. McFarland.
Author: Twinkie Town
Posted: April 3, 2020, 2:13 am
Rather than playing in front of their home fans for the first time since last October, the Twins spent the day urging fans to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Today would be our home opener, but instead we should all be at home,” catcher Mitch Garver said in a video clip the Twins released on social media Thursday. All the players are working hard to stay in shape.
Author: Post-Bulletin
Posted: April 2, 2020, 11:52 pm
Rather than playing in front of their home fans for the first time since last October, the Twins spent the day urging fans to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Today would be our home opener, but instead we should all be at home,” catcher Mitch Garver said in a video clip the Twins released on social media Thursday. All the players are working hard to stay in shape.
Author: TwinCities.com
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:00 pm
MLB has been exploring ways to play as many games as possible in 2020 after losing a chunk of the season to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Extreme ideas have included a 140-game slate with lots of doubleheaders and playoffs extending into late autumn. A much more modest idea reached the rumor stage Wednesday.
Author: Sporting News
Posted: April 2, 2020, 2:12 pm
On the day that would have been the Twins season opener, manager Rocco Baldelli declined to reveal the lineup he would have submitted. I’m going to drag that one out until the very end,” Baldelli said on a conference call with reporters. And hopefully everyone will enjoy it when it finally arrives.
Author: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Posted: April 2, 2020, 1:36 pm
MLB Network showed the epic Game 7 of the 1991 World Series between the Twins and Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon. Here’s our Live Blog with comments from the Star Tribune and fans on social media. Click below for the blog.
Author: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Posted: April 2, 2020, 1:21 pm
Thursday was supposed to mark the start of spring in Minnesota with the Twins home opener at Target Field. Instead, no one knows when fans will be able to head to the ballpark or if professional baseball will be played this year, according to Twins president Dave St. Peter. He spoke with Jason DeRusha on WCCO This Morning, discussing the unprecedented situation professional sports teams are facing.
Author: CBS Minnesota
Posted: April 2, 2020, 10:16 am
SEATTLE – Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers whenever baseball returns. The last thing anyone wants is arm problems to arise almost immediately after baseball restarts — whenever that ends up being because of coronavirus outbreak. Possibly having a six-man rotation or something along those lines.
Author: WSLS
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:27 pm
Jake Odorizzi’s pitch mix changes from 2018 to 2019 provided an interesting look at some pitch design ideas. All numbers here will be provided by Baseball Savant and some R investigating I did earlier with myTwitter. His 4-seam, splitter, and curveball all stayed fairly consistent with their usage and horizontal/vertical movement.
Author: Twinkie Town
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:22 pm
Major League Baseball will continue to provide financial support to its minor league players through May 31, the league announced Tuesday morning. ESPN’s Jeff Passan first reported that an updated deal was on the way. The league had originally announced on March 19 that it had agreed to pay minor leaguers through April 8, but as the coronavirus situation in the United States and around the world has evolved, the start date for baseball remains in question.
Author: Forbes
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:00 am