Aug 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Zack Greinke skipped his usual between-starts bullpen session because of elbow soreness and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly declined to say whether he expected the right-hander to take his next turn in the rotation Thursday against the Padres.
Aug 15, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT
Hyun-Jin Ryu has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained glute, which means Kevin Correia will start on Sunday.
Aug 15, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT
The Dodgers added yet more pitching depth, acquiring Justin Germano from the Rangers.
Aug 12, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
The Kansas City Royals are in first place. In mid-August. This is nor a drill.
Aug 10, 2014, 12:42 AM EDT
The Dodgers acquired starter Kevin Correia from the Twins for a player to be named later.
Jul 12, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT
Brian Dozier made a nifty play at Coors Field to get an out at home plate on Saturday.
May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT
On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.
Mar 30, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Minnesota Twins. The Big Question: Did the Twins improve their starting rotation enough? Prior to this offseason the most…
Mar 21, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT
LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins have given the final spot in their starting rotation to pitching prospect Kyle Gibson. Gibson, 26, has been listed as one of baseball’s top-100 prospects going into the 2010, 2011, and 2013 seasons by both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. The rotation…
Mar 1, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT
Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the Twins are monitoring the situation of free agent left-hander Joe Saunders and could be interested in signing him if he is willing to take “a minimal deal.” Saunders made $6.5 million with the Mariners last season, but he struggled to find much interest over the winter after putting…
Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
I’ll be dipping into my Rotoworld player projections from time to time for HBT posts. Here’s the first of this year: my ranking of each five-man rotation as we head into 2014. Before actually posting my 1-30, I’ll start with my raw ERA rankings by league. A couple of qualifications: I’m only using the top…
Dec 14, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT
Mike Pelfrey posted an ugly 5.19 ERA (78 ERA+) in 152 2/3 innings this past season for the Twins and owns a 4.48 career ERA (90 career ERA+) in 1,049 major league frames. But the Minnesota front office apparently feels he has some untapped potential. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Twins have…
Nov 30, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT
Phil Hughes will join Ricky Nolasco in a rebuilt Twins rotation, according to La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, agreeing to a three-year, $24 million contract on Saturday. Hughes, the winter’s youngest free agent at age 27, is coming off a rough season in which he went 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA…
Nov 16, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT
The Twins are making it a priority to land a significant starting pitcher this offseason, with Matt Garza, Ricky Nolasco, and Bronson Arroyo among the reported possibilities. And Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN hears that they are willing to go to great lengths in order to meet their goal. Hear tonight #MNTwins would go as…
Nov 12, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT
The Twins might be about to make one of the biggest free agent splashes in their franchise history. Yes, Bronson Arroyo could be coming to town. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that talks are heating up between the two sides and that the Twins have been examining Arroyo’s medical records. That seems…
Sep 1, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT
Rangers reliever-turned-starter-turned-reliever Neftali Feliz made his 2013 debut against the Twins this afternoon, recording five outs, surrendering just one hit and recording two strikeouts. He came on in relief of starter Travis Blackley with two outs in the fifth. Against Darin Mastroianni, Feliz showcased all four of his pitches, including a fastball that touched 94 MPH,…
Aug 20, 2013, 1:19 AM EDT
The Pirates made the best free agent signing of last winter when they inked Francisco Liriano to a two-year contract, though it nearly fell apart because of an injury to Liriano’s non-throwing arm. That injury caused the deal to be knocked down to $12.75 million from its original $14 million and it resulted in Liriano…
Aug 12, 2013, 5:20 AM EDT
Yankees 5, Tigers 4: If I told you that Mariano Rivera blew two saves in a three game series you’d probably assume the Yankees had a bad series. Except in this case they won both of the games Mo blew. Baseball is weird. Miguel Cabrera homered off of him again on Sunday — he’s only…
May 21, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT
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Apr 29, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT
My weekend: a quickie trip to Detroit where I saw my Braves look pathetic on Saturday afternoon. But bad baseball is better than good nothin’, so it was a fine weekend. Here’s what else went down: This has nothing to do with baseball, but holy crap this is a detailed article about the Magnum T.A.-Tully…
Apr 29, 2013, 5:40 AM EDT
Pirates 9, Cardinals 0: Two homers for Russell Martin and a strong start from Jeff Locke. The Pirates — the Pittsburgh Pirates — are in first place in the National League Central. This goes with the Royals being in first place in the AL Central. I predicted each of these teams would be better this…
Apr 28, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT
Twins right-hander Kevin Correia shut out the Rangers over eight innings this afternoon, scattering six hits (all singles) and one walk while striking out two. His ERA after five starts rests at 2.23, a stunning statistic for the veteran with a career 4.50 ERA. Correia has gone at least seven innings in all five of…
Mar 27, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT
Would-be Opening Day starter Scott Diamond is beginning the season on the disabled list with an elbow injury, so the Twins announced that Vance Worley will get the Game 1 assignment. Worley, who was acquired from the Phillies along with prospect Trevor May in a trade for center fielder Ben Revere this offseason, has a…
Mar 22, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Minnesota Twins. The Big Question: Did the Twins do enough to improve their AL-worst rotation? After a decade-long run as…
Feb 8, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT
When left-hander Scott Diamond had surgery in December to remove a bone chip from his throwing elbow, it was expected that he would be ready for spring training. However, it appears that he is running behind schedule. LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that while Diamond has begun his throwing program, it’s…
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