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  • Twins' Sam Dyson’s Season In Jeopardy

    MLB Trade Rumors "Dyson indicated Friday that he’s likely to undergo surgery next week, per Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News. SEPT. 14, 4:10pm: Indeed, Miller reported that season-ending shoulder surgery is on the table for Dyson, who felt pain in his shoulder just two..." September 20

  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list?

    MLB.com "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Miguel Sano gives Twins MLB-record 5 players with 30 HRs

    ESPN "The Minnesota Twins entered the record books Tuesday night, and had a mammoth home run from Miguel Sano to thank. Sano hit a 482-foot home run in the bottom of the third inning off Chicago White Sox starter Ross Detwiler, becoming the fifth Minnesota..." September 18

  • Twins get Marwin González back; C.J. Cron may need rest

    MLB.com "Twins manager Rocco Baldelli gladly wrote Marwin Gonzalez's name into Monday’s lineup as the American League Central leaders returned home. But such is the case recently for Minnesota, the Twins got back one key piece while learning another might need to miss..." September 17

  • Ehire Adrianza Suffers Oblique Strain

    Yardbarker "Twins utilityman Ehire Adrianza left Minnesota’s game against the Nationals on Thursday with a right oblique strain, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com was among those to report. Considering oblique strain often lead to weeks-long absences, it’s possible this will end..." September 13

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by MLB.com's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • Michael Pineda Hopes To Stay With Twins

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Michael Pineda is embarrassed, contrite and essentially unemployed. But he’s not going anywhere. The Twins righthander, suspended for 60 games Saturday for testing positive for a banned substance, said he intends to remain in Minneapolis for the rest of the season in order to..." September 12

  • Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

    Hardball Talk "The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Yadier Molina won the award last year. This year’s nominees were just announced, and..." September 12

  • Twins Select Ronald Torreyes

    Twinkie Town "The Minnesota Twins announced within the last half hour that they have placed OF Byron Buxton on the 60-day Injured List, effectively ending his season. Along with the move to the IL, the Twins announced they have reinstated Kyle Gibson from the 10-day IL and that the open 40-man roster spot..." September 11

  • Yankees, Twins tied in race for single-season HR record

    The Score "The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins are engaged in a slugfest to see which team finishes the campaign with the most home runs ever in a single season. New York broke Minnesota's single-season MLB record for homers after shortstop Didi Gregorius launched the club's 276..." September 11

  • MRI On Max Kepler Comes Back Clean

    CBS Sports "An MRI on Kepler's shoulder came back negative, Darren Wolfson of SKOR North reports. " September 10

  • Twins place Byron Buxton on 60-day Injured List, set for labrum surgery

    SKOR North "The Twins on Tuesday placed Byron Buxton on the 60-day Injured List, the team announced. That made roster room for Kyle Gibson (25-man) and Ronald Torreyes (40-man). It also ends the season for Buxton, the supremely gifted and often-injured star center fielder. " September 10

  • Rocco Baldelli: Twins “Bracing” For Possibility That Byron Buxton Won’t Return In 2019

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins have been playing without Byron Buxton in a full-time capacity since Aug. 1 thanks to a shoulder injury, and manager Rocco Baldelli indicated today on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that the organization is “bracing” for the news that Buxton won’t return in 2019..." September 10

  • How will the Red Sox replace Dave Dombrowski? A look at seven potential GM candidates for Boston

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski on Sunday, less than a year after winning the World Series. The Red Sox had been successful under Dombrowski's guidance, notching at least 93 wins in each of his three full seasons. Even this season, a disappointing one relative to..." September 10

  • Twins’ Max Kepler To Undergo MRI On Monday

    Yardbarker "Max Kepler left the Twins’ 5-2 loss to the Indians today after just one inning. The outfielder was feeling discomfort in his left shoulder and scapula after an at-bat in the bottom of the first. As MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park described it, “Kepler appeared to swing..." September 09

  • Twins Acquire Ryan LaMarre from Braves

    Twins Daily "The Twins acquired OF Ryan LaMarre, and based on reports, he is at Target Field. He will take the 40-man roster spot of Michael Pineda and be activated by the Twins. On Saturday, the Twins lost Pineda to a 60-Game Suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. September 08

  • Twins pitcher Pineda suspended for 60 games

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Michael Pineda was crafting quite the comeback story in his return following Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery. He had become the Twins’ most reliable starter, the rock of a rotation that has had up-and-down moments this season. He seemed to be a lock to get a start in a..." September 07

  • MLB weighing opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs' death

    ESPN "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. While the discussions..." September 07

  • The juiced ball is not a “looming problem” for the players union

    Hardball Talk "Players have long known it. Scientists have confirmed it. The numbers, quite clearly, bear it out. Eventually even Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball admitted it. The ball is juiced and it’s led to a massive uptick in offense. How and why it got juiced is a tad more..." September 06

  • Each MLB Team's Player Whose Days as a Star Are over for Good

    Bleacher Report "Every star in the known universe burns out eventually. The same is true in Major League Baseball, where even the greatest players ultimately fade away. It's tough for fanbases and, often, even tougher for the players in question. But it's reality all the..." September 06

  • Tanking teams are killing attendance

    Hardball Talk "Your must-click link of the day is Rob Arthur’s article at Baseball Prospectus in which he analyzed the effect tanking has on attendance. (note: it was originally behind a paywall but it’s now free for everyone, so do go read it). The executive summary can be read..." September 06

  • Twins ace Jose Berrios has another disappointing start, continuing a worrisome recent trend

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Twins entered Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox with a 6½-game lead over Cleveland in the American League Central. Those two sides have six remaining head-to-head matchups, but barring a complete collapse (in those games or otherwise) the Twins seem..." September 05

  • Worst performances in baseball at every position

    ESPN "It was looking like a bit of slow day on Wednesday, with only 11 games on the slate, but then Joc Pederson continued his tear in the late game. In his final at-bat on Sunday, his three at-bats on Monday and his three on Wednesday (he didn't play Tuesday), Pederson did this: home..." September 05

  • 6 Worst September Collapses in MLB History

    12 Up "The September collapse in the MLB is a special kind of soul-crushing moment. With the playoffs so close, a once mighty teams' own ineptitude forces them to slide out of the playoffs on the way to another anonymous season. These six particular situations have lived on in history as..." September 05

  • 39-Year-Old Nelson Cruz Is the Heart of MLB's Most Powerful Lineup Ever

    Bleacher Report "On Aug. 31, Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver smacked his second home run of the day in a game against the Detroit Tigers. It was also the 268th home run hit by a Twins batter in 2019. With that, Minnesota set the MLB record for long balls by a club in a single season, surpassing..." September 04

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Dilemma of the 2019-20 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Decisions, decisions. Major League Baseball teams have to make them all the time, but perhaps the toughest choices come during the winter. We've gotten ahead of them by pinpointing the biggest dilemma each team will face in the 2019-2020 offseason. These cover difficult calls that..." September 04

  • 6 Veteran MLB Stars Who Will Leave Their Longtime Teams After 2019

    12 Up "The 2019 MLB campaign is rapidly drawing to a close, with a little less than a month of the regular season left to be played. While there's no doubting the playoffs are shaping up to be a doozy, it's also time to start pondering where some impending free agents will..." September 04

  • How MLB's most notable deadline additions are faring with new teams

    The Score "It might be hard to believe, but Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed over a month ago now, and most players are settled into their new digs. With the notable omission of Scooter Gennett, who was released by the San Francisco Giants, let's check in on how all the..." September 03

  • 4 Biggest X-Factors in AL Wild Card Race

    12 Up "Let's face it: there are only four teams left in the AL Wild Card Race, including the ones in the playoff picture right now: the Rays, Indians, A's, and the Red Sox. Every other AL team not leading its division is at least 12 1/2 games out of the second wild card...." September 03

  • MLB's efforts to speed up play run into reality of modern game: 'It's not going to happen'

    USA Today "First came a limit on mound visits. Then, shortened breaks between innings. Next year, pitchers will be forced to face at least three batters, the better to reduce pitching changes, and some day, Major League Baseball may yet foist a pitch clock on its timeless game. Yet as another..." September 03

  • Differential in Total Home Runs From 2018 and 2019 Triple-A Seasons is Absurd

    12 Up "The insane rate of home runs is not a problem in just the Major League, it has also been an issue in Triple-A. Triple-A players were introduced to the baseballs being used at the MLB level this year, and you can see from the numbers the difference these baseballs made. Juiced..." September 03

  • Twins Select Brusdar Graterol, Ian Miller; Transfer Sean Poppen To 60-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins have officially announced Graterol’s promotion. The club has also selected the contract of speedy outfielder Ian Miller. Additionally, the club has recalled left-hander Devin Smeltzer and right-handers Zack Littell and Kohl Stewart from Triple-A..." September 01

  • Twins Place Kyle Gibson On Injured List

    CBS Sports "The Twins placed Gibson on the 10-day injured list Sunday after he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Minnesota hasn't revealed a timeline for Gibson's return to baseball activities while he tends to the inflammatory bowel condition. " September 01

  • Twins announce initial September call-ups

    Twinkie Town "Not even eight hours into September, the Twins have announced their initial call-ups for the final month of the season. As previously reported, fireballer/flamethrower/other-metaphors-involving-fire-that-signify-throwing-really-hard-er Brusdar Graterol and speedy outfielder Ian Miller..." September 01

  • Twins activate Buxton from injured list

    Fox Sports North "After making a series of roster moves earlier in the day, the Minnesota Twins had one more addition to make. The team activated outfielder Byron Buxton from the injured list Sunday. Buxton had been placed on the IL on Aug. 3 with a shoulder injury and made just one rehab appearance,..." September 01

  • Twins break MLB single-season home run record with one month left to play

    Yahoo! Sports "Of all the home run records that have or will soon fall in 2019, this might be the biggest. The Minnesota Twins broke Major League Baseball's single-season home run record during Saturday’s 10-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Nelson Cruz was..." September 01

  • Report: Twins to call up top pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol

    The Score "The Minnesota Twins are making a push toward the postseason and will call up top pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol on Sunday when rosters are set to expand, La Velle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reports. Graterol is a 21-year-old right-hander who MLB Pipeline ranks as the No. 55..." August 31

  • 10 Must-Watch Future Stars About to Be Called Up to MLB

    Bleacher Report "The final month of the 2019 MLB season is right around the corner, and with it comes roster expansion from 25 to 40 players. The bulk of September call-ups consist of players who have spent the season shuffling between Triple-A and the majors—the fringe middle..." August 30

  • Five September call-ups that could steal the Show

    USA Today "Five years ago, the Kansas City Royals selected Brandon Finnegan out of Texas Christian University in the first round. About three months later, the left-hander made his Major League Baseball debut against the New York Yankees.  Finnegan went on to make seven postseason..." August 30

  • Twins set multiple MLB HR records Thursday

    Yardbarker "The Minnesota Twins are going to absolutely demolish the single-season MLB home run mark when all is said and done this fall. That’s not even in question. However, the first-place squad decided to use Thursday’s game against the Chicago White Sox to break two other MLB HR..." August 29

  • 15 former MLB players who are still playing professional baseball, including Brandon Phillips and Carlos Zambrano

    CBS Sports "The 2019 Minor League Baseball regular season is in its final week of action, and the MLB playoff roster deadline is approaching quickly (Sept. 1). While researching expected September call-ups and searching the list of current free agents, a handful of recognizable names caught our attention..." August 28

  • Each MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Be Traded in Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The Major League Baseball offseason will be here before anyone knows it. And because this winter's crop of free agents looks relatively weak, trades could be all the rage. We've speculated on the most likely player on each team to be traded during the 2019-2020 offseason. We..." August 28

  • 10 injured players who could impact playoff races with September returns, including Luis Severino and Tyler Glasnow

    CBS Sports "This coming Sunday is Sept. 1, which is the day teams can expand their active rosters from 25 players up to 40 players. The September call-up rules will change next year -- teams will only be able to carry up to 28 players -- but, for now, they are the same as always. Up to 40 active players..." August 27

  • 6 MLB September Series With Big Postseason Implications

    The Big Lead "The air may be cooling, but MLB’s playoff races are blazing toward the finish. It’s a shame kids are headed back to school, because there are several big matchups in September that will wind up determining the league’s eight-squad postseason. Put the kids to bed..." August 27

  • Holy hell, the MLB players weekend uniforms are terrible

    SB Nation "It’s players’ weekend across Major League Baseball, with every player on every team getting to express themselves in several ways, from the nicknames on their backs to the custom shoes on their feet. It’s just too bad they are all wearing pajamas while on the..." August 26

  • Byron Buxton nearing rehab assignment for Twins

    MLB.com "Byron Buxton is nearly ready to return to the field. The Twins' center fielder could begin a rehab assignment in the coming days after successfully participating in a wide variety of baseball drills, including hitting off a velocity machine and running around at full speed. He..." August 24

  • 6 Players We Still Can't Believe Weren't Traded at the MLB Deadline

    12 Up "We know how boring this MLB trade deadline was even with the Zack Greinke deal. There was a surprising amount of inaction from fringe contenders who decided to stand pat rather than sell. Plenty of players who should have gotten a change of scenery didn't, but these are the six players we..." August 23

  • The Future Star Who Got Away From Each MLB Team

    The Ringer "Gio Urshela spent the past few weeks showing his previous employers what they’re missing. In four games against the Blue Jays, for whom Urshela played 46 uneventful games last year, the Yankees third baseman tallied six hits, including three home runs; in four games against..." August 23

  • How players are using uniform numbers to break MLB's unwritten rules

    ESPN "For more than two years, Mallex Smith didn't tell anyone on his team why he wore No. 0. Back in January 2017, Smith found himself in a whirlwind of trades in one day, going from the Braves to the Mariners -- for all of 77 minutes ("Some of the best 77 minutes of my..." August 23

  • MLB Players Will Wear Cleats Designed By Little League World Series Teams This Weekend

    Uproxx "One of the many highlights of the Little League World Series in Williamsport is a collaboration between the World Series and Major League Baseball, where two MLB teams play in the tiny Pennsylvania town and give kids a personal look at the big leagues. With that event in the books and..." August 23