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  1. Paul Molitor to implement limit on electronics use in Twins’ clubhouse

    Feb 27, 2015, 10:05 PM EST

    Paul Molitor

    New Twins manager Paul Molitor cracked down on electronics usage in his first address to the full squad at spring training.

  2. What post should we put up when the world ends?

    Jan 5, 2015, 1:41 PM EST

    Nuke

    It’s good to settle this sort of thing now, while there’s time.

  3. Thought experiment: How many MLB teams would wipe the slate clean?

    Nov 26, 2014, 4:25 PM EST

    CC Sabathia AP

    Since there’s no such thing as a stupid question …

  4. Minnesota columnist: Paul Molitor will crack down on those wimpy players with piddly little concussions

    Nov 5, 2014, 7:56 AM EST

    Joe Mauer

    We’re up to round 179 of “Joe Mauer is soft” in Minnesota. And it’s frankly sickening.

  5. Ron Gardenhire: Too much of the credit, too much of the blame

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

    Ron Gardenhire

    For a few years there, I saw it as my personal mission to the spread the gospel of Ron Gardenhire.

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

    Sep 2, 2014, 7:10 AM EST

    Phillies pitchers

    Four Phillies combine for the no-no. I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen more of these in recent years.

  7. Hector Sanchez suffers second concussion while rehabbing from first concussion

    Aug 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Hector Sanchez

    Sanchez’s rehab assignment was previously put on hold when he took a foul ball off the mask two weeks ago and that same thing happened Saturday at Triple-A.

  8. Twins prospect Byron Buxton diagnosed with concussion after outfield collision

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    byron buxton getty

    Buxton collided full-speed with the right fielder while trying to make a diving catch and was unconscious for several minutes before being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

  9. Domingo Santana is 0-for-17 with 14 strikeouts and “just panicked” defensively

    Aug 12, 2014, 10:16 AM EST

    Domingo Santana Astros

    Astros prospect Domingo Santana hit .292 with 14 homers and an .844 OPS in 104 games at Triple-A to earn his first call-up to the big leagues, but the 21-year-old outfielder has been an absolute mess so far in Houston.

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

    Aug 12, 2014, 6:49 AM EST

    Royals

    The Kansas City Royals are in first place. In mid-August. This is nor a drill.

  11. Joe Mauer is ready to rejoin the Twins after missing a month

    Aug 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Joe Mauer AP

    Mauer went 6-for-15 (.400) on a four-game minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A without experiencing any setbacks

  12. Joe Mauer on track to return to Twins early next week

    Aug 5, 2014, 7:55 PM EST

    joe mauer getty

    Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger on Tuesday that first baseman Joe Mauer is likely to rejoin the club early next week in Houston after playing in rehab games through the weekend with the Low-A Cedar Rapids Kernels.

  13. Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty

    Jul 30, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

    Ruben Amaro Jr.,

    The Phillies are paying the bills for their dynastic run, thanks in large part to Ruben Amaro’s mismanagement.

  14. Expert’s Corner: How to troll fans of all 30 teams

    Jul 24, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

    Sad Phillies fans

    Everyone has a gift. This is my gift. I shall now share it with you.

  15. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  16. Your 2014 Home Run Derby Live Blog

    Jul 14, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

    Target Field exterior

    We’re keeping a running commentary on the Home Run Derby. So you don’t have to.

  17. No timetable yet for Joe Mauer’s return from oblique strain

    Jul 11, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

    joe mauer getty

    Joe Mauer is two weeks into what is usually at least a month-long recovery for a strained oblique muscle and there’s no timetable yet for the Twins first baseman’s return to the lineup.

  18. Strained oblique muscle sends Joe Mauer to the disabled list

    Jul 2, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

    joe mauer getty

    Joe Mauer was finally beginning to look like his old self following last year’s season-ending concussion and a terrible start to this season, hitting .320 over his last 20 games, but last night he suffered a strained oblique muscle while hitting a double to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

  19. Joe Mauer exits game with strained left oblique

    Jul 1, 2014, 11:19 PM EST

    joe mauer getty

    From MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger comes word that Twins first baseman Joe Mauer made an early exit from Tuesday night’s game against the Royals after suffering a strained left oblique muscle. Most oblique strains need 2-3 weeks of rest and rehab, so Mauer is presumably headed to the 15-day disabled list.

  20. David Ortiz credited with hit on contested call from last week; apologizes for his actions

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:31 PM EST

    David Ortiz Getty

    While David Ortiz went about his protest the wrong way last week, he was credited with a hit today.

  21. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 23, 2014, 6:42 AM EST

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    Mike Napoli stole home. Though, really, we should call what he did something else. Also: are we at “Peak Brandon” in Major League Baseball?

  22. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:11 AM EST

    Zack Wheeler

    Two of the most promising young arms in baseball met last night. But Zack Wheeler got the best of Andrew Heaney on the occasion of the latter’s major league debut.

  23. David Ortiz whined about an official scorer’s ruling yesterday

    Jun 19, 2014, 11:36 AM EST

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    You’d think a Hall of Fame caliber player with multiple World Series rings would let a lone judgment call by an official scorer go. If so, you’d think wrong.

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