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  1. Marlins “in hot pursuit” of Justin Morneau

    Dec 11, 2014, 8:33 AM EST

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    Morneau won the NL batting title in 2014.

  2. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

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    HardballTalk is on the scene in San Diego for baseball’s annual free agent and trade bacchanalia.

  3. Video: Justin Morneau homers at the Tokyo Dome

    Nov 16, 2014, 9:25 AM EST

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    Watch as Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau goes deep to give the MLB All-Stars a 4-1 lead over Samurai Japan on Sunday night at the Tokyo Dome …

  4. Four NPB pitchers combine to no-hit the MLBers in the Japan Series

    Nov 15, 2014, 7:38 AM EST

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    One of them was this fellow, Kazuhisa Makita. Who I suspect may be a bit of a submarine pitcher.

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

    Nov 5, 2014, 7:56 AM EST

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

  6. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

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    On your mark. Get set. Complain!

  7. Twins sell Kris Johnson to Japanese team

    Oct 22, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

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    Johnson was acquired from the Pirates last year.

  8. Twins interview Doug Mientkiewicz for manager opening

    Oct 2, 2014, 1:15 PM EST

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    He’s currently managing in the Twins’ farm system at high Single-A and made headlines in 2013 for starting a brawl by tackling the opposing manager.

  9. Pouliot’s 2014 National League awards picks

    Sep 30, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

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    You know Kershaw is the Cy Young. Is he the MVP, too?

  10. 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.

  11. Jose Altuve, Justin Morneau win AL, NL batting titles

    Sep 28, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

    Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve and Justin Morneau are your 2014 batting champions in the American League and the National League, respectively.

  12. Justin Morneau’s chase of NL batting crown takes hit with intercostal soreness

    Sep 13, 2014, 11:08 AM EST

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    Morneau currently has a .315 batting average, three points behind Pittsburgh’s Josh Harrison for the National League lead.

  13. Brewers tried to trade for Justin Morneau, but Rockies pulled him back off waivers

    Aug 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

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    Morneau is under contract for next season at a reasonable $6.75 million salary, so the Rockies weren’t inclined to give him away cheaply.

  14. Madison Bumgarner gets everything but “Buster Hug” in dominant win

    Aug 27, 2014, 9:45 AM EST

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    “That game was probably more impressive than a lot of no-hitters.”

  15. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 27, 2014, 7:09 AM EST

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    I don’t believe in destiny. I don’t believe in fate. I’m even pretty skeptical about momentum and the hot hand. But these Royals are testing my beliefs.

  16. Madison Bumgarner loses perfect game in the eighth

    Aug 27, 2014, 12:14 AM EST

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    We interrupt this regular old Tuesday night to inform you that Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is working on a perfect game at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. He has not allowed a hit or a walk through seven innings and he’s thrown just 78 pitches despite striking out nine Colorado hitters. Updates to come.

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

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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    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.

  18. Pedro Alvarez is becoming unplayable at third base

    Aug 3, 2014, 10:41 AM EST

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    A change could come after Alvarez committed his major league-high 24th error on Saturday.

  19. Michael Cuddyer could begin rehab assignment in a week to 10 days

    Aug 2, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

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    Michael Cuddyer, dealing with a broken left shoulder socket, could begin a rehab assignment as early as next week.

  20. Rockies activate Justin Morneau from the disabled list

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

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    A strained neck put Justin Morneau’s comeback season on hold, but the Rockies have activated the first baseman from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Cubs.

  21. Rockies place Justin Morneau on the disabled list

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:10 PM EST

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    Justin Morneau was finally healthy and productive again after three injury wrecked years in Minnesota, to the point that he nearly made the All-Star team as a “Final Vote” candidate and was chosen for the Home Run Derby. But now he’s hurt again.

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

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    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.

  23. Yoenis Cespedes wins his second Home Run Derby in a row

    Jul 14, 2014, 11:52 PM EST

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    Cespedes repeats. And a new Home Run Derby format fizzles.

  24. Your 2014 Home Run Derby Live Blog

    Jul 14, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

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

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