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  1. Twins send down Aaron Hicks, Scott Diamond

    Aug 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Aaron Hicks

    Let’s face it: most of the good news for the Twins this year has come from the minors, as Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano have emerged as two of the game’s top five prospects. What’s happened with the major league club has been mostly bad. That’s especially the case with Scott Diamond, the team’s best…

  2. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 23, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    Rays 3, Red Sox 0: Matt Moore throws his first career shutout and it came in the first game of what, so far this year, is the Rays biggest series. Two hits allowed, one walk four strikeouts as the Rays cut a game off the Sox’ division lead, now sitting a half game back. Reds…

  3. Twins place Josh Willingham on DL, activate Aaron Hicks

    Jul 2, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Josh Willingham Getty

    After watching Josh Willingham struggle through a left knee injury for three weeks the Twins finally placed him on the disabled list with a medial meniscus tear and bone bruise. To replace him on the roster Minnesota activated Aaron Hicks, who’s been on the DL for three weeks with a hamstring injury. Hicks has been…

  4. Andy Pettitte passes Whitey Ford for first on Yankees’ all-time strikeout list

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    Andy Pettitte is your new all-time leader in strikeouts for the Yankees. Pettitte fanned Twins first baseman Justin Morneau in the bottom of the third inning tonight for his 1,958th strikeout with the club, passing Whitey Ford for first in team history. You can watch the strikeout here. Pettitte entered tonight’s action needing just two…

  5. Chien-Ming Wang throws eight innings in rehab start

    May 14, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    Chien-Ming Wang

    I just watched Chien-Ming Wang‘s latest minor-league rehab start on MLB Network and he looked pretty good, throwing eight innings against the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate. The bad news is that Wang managed only one strikeout, gave up 11 hits, and allowed four runs. The good news is that recently demoted big leaguer Danny Valencia‘s double…

  6. Looking at MLB’s least productive positions to date

    May 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Xavier Nady

    Nationals left fielders, “led” by Xavier Nady, have amassed an MLB-low .406 OPS in 101 at-bats to date, hitting just .119 with no homers and six RBI. Here’s the list of the worst OPSs by team and position so far, along with the player most responsible for the poor showing. LF Nationals – .406 (.119/.237/.168)…

  7. Twins claim Erik Komatsu off waivers from Cardinals, designate Clete Thomas for assignment

    May 4, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Komatsu gets ready for batting practice during workouts before a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers

    Three weeks ago the Twins claimed Clete Thomas off waivers from the Tigers and gave him the fourth outfielder job, sending Ben Revere back to Triple-A for some additional seasoning. Thomas homered in his second at-bat for Minnesota … and then went 3-for-26 with 16 strikeouts, and today the Twins designated him for assignment while…

  8. Twins offense finds a new low in Jered Weaver’s no-hitter

    May 3, 2012, 1:07 AM EDT

    The Twins' previous low - Joe Mauer, wax Troy Polamalu

    Jerome Williams hadn’t pitched a complete game since 2003 before shutting out the Twins on Tuesday. That was humiliating. What followed Wednesday was even more distressing. Jered Weaver pitched his first no-hitter as the Angels routed the Twins 9-0. It gave the struggling Halos a three-game sweep at home and dropped the Twins to an…

  9. Twins option outfielder Ben Revere to Triple-A Rochester

    Apr 14, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Ben Revere AP

    As speculated earlier this afternoon, the Twins just announced that outfielder Ben Revere has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Clete Thomas, who was claimed off waivers from the Tigers today, will take his place on the active roster. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as Revere was essentially being wasted on the Twins’ bench. While…

  10. Twins claim Clete Thomas off waivers from Tigers

    Apr 14, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT

    Clete Thomas AP

    As first reported by Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Twins have claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Tigers. Scott Baker was transferred the 60-day disabled list in order to clear a spot on the Twins’ 40-man roster, but they still need to make a corresponding roster move to add him to the active…

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