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Twins Agree To Contract With Swarzak

The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Anthony Swarzak have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Swarzak went 3-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 48 games for the Twins last season. He made all of those appearances out of the bullpen for the first time in his four-year career. In years past, Swarzak was often used as a spot starter when the rotation faltered or someone went down with an injury.

01/18/2014

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Twins, Trevor Plouffe Agree To $2.35M, 1-Year Deal

The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Trevor Plouffe have agreed to a $2.35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup.

01/17/2014

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Willingham Homers Twice And Twins Beat A’s 4-3

Josh Willingham hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the Twins in front for good, to lead Minnesota past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night.

09/10/2013

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Bullpen Comes Through For Twins In Win Over Astros

Ryan Doumit hit the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Minnesota’s bullpen pitched six scoreless innings and the Twins beat the Houston Astros 6-4 on Saturday night. After starter Kyle Gibson allowed four runs and nine hits in three innings, Anthony Swarzak struck out five in the next three innings and the American League’s second-best bullpen came through for Minnesota. Brian Duensing (4-1) followed with a scoreless seventh and Casey Fien a scoreless eighth to set up All-Star Glen Perkins for his 26th save.

08/03/2013

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Twins’ Pedro Hernandez Gets First Major League Win

Pedro Hernandez pitched five shutout innings for his first major league win, Josh Willingham homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 Saturday to end a three-game slide.

04/27/2013

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Twins Blog: The Boys Of Snowstorms

They’re supposed to be the boys of summer. This season, they’re the boys of snowstorms.

04/18/2013

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Twins Recall Hernandez For Sunday Start

The Minnesota Twins have recalled left-hander Pedro Hernandez from Triple-A Rochester, and he will make his 2013 debut Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles in place of injured right-hander Cole De Vries.

04/07/2013

Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers

Twins: Swarzak Has Cracked Ribs — From Wrestling

Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak has two cracked ribs, the freak result of some ill-fated horseplay during a gathering with teammates last month.

02/06/2013

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Kotchman’s RBI Lifts Indians Over Twins 4-3 In 10

Casey Kotchman singled with the bases-loaded in the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.

09/20/2012

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Twins Sweep In Kansas City Doubleheader

Joe Mauer hit a grand slam and Chris Parmelee added a three-run shot and the Minnesota Twins outlasted the Kansas City Royals 8-7 to complete a sweep of a doubleheader Saturday.

09/01/2012

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Twins Top Tigers 6-4 With 4-Run 4th Inning

Ron Gardenhire deflected credit on the night the Minnesota Twins gave their manager his 900th career victory. Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run single, one of six singles during Minnesota’s four-run fourth inning, to help the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Monday night.

07/02/2012

Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners

Mariners Spear Twins In 7-0 Win

Felix Hernandez and Steve Delabar combined on a one-hitter and the Seattle Mariners shut out the Minnesota Twins 7-0 on Saturday.

05/05/2012

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Granderson Hits 3 Homers, Yankees Beat Twins 7-6

With three quick long balls, Curtis Granderson had Mr. October hooked. Granderson hit three home runs in the first four innings and matched a career high with five hits, leading the New York Yankees to a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

04/19/2012

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Twins Say Blackburn’s Shoulder Should Be All Right

An MRI test on Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn’s shoulder has revealed no damage, and the Twins expect him to make his next start.

04/15/2012

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Twins RHP Hendriks Scratched With Food Poisoning

Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles with food poisoning.

04/07/2012

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