Twins Blog Podcast: Ep. 3Welcome back again for the third episode of our weekly WCCO.com Twins Blog Podcast.
Twins Blog: Duensing's T-Shirt DriveThroughout the year, athletes lend their name to various causes. Twins pitcher Brian Duensing found a cause he feels so passionately about, he wears it on his chest -- an idea inspired after some spring cleaning.
Twins Place Duensing On 15-Day Disabled ListThe Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of muscles in his rib cage. The Twins announced on Friday Duensing sustained an intercostal strain the day before during his appearance in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals. Duensing has been used as the team's left-handed specialist out of the bullpen.
Red Sox's Napoli Spurs 7-Run Inning With Broken-Bat HomerMike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 5 2-3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Settled With Twins, Perkins Has 'Zero Desire' To LeaveThe contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn't have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it.
Twins, Duensing Agree To $2.7M, 1-Year DealThe Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Duensing on a $2.7 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration. The Twins announced the deal on Saturday. It also allowed the Twins to reach deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players without going to a hearing.
Jordan Schafer, Twins Reach $1.55 Million, 1-Year DealThe Minnesota Twins and outfielder Jordan Schafer have agreed on a $1.55 million, a one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The deal was reached Friday, giving the Twins contracts with five of their six arbitration-eligible players. Left-handed reliever Brian Duensing remains unsigned.
Twins Avoid Arbitration With Trevor Plouffe, 3 OthersThe Minnesota Twins have agreed to one-year deals with third baseman Trevor Plouffe, left-hander Tommy Milone, right-hander Casey Fiend and infielder Eduardo Nunez that avoided arbitration. The Twins announced the agreements on Friday. Plouffe will earn $4.8 million next season after hitting .258 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 80 RBIs last season.
Hughes Picked As MVP, Pitcher Of Year For TwinsPhil Hughes has been named most valuable player and pitcher of the year for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Hughes set a major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts, his first season with the Twins.
Cervelli Makes Error In 11th, Gives Twins Win The Minnesota Twins got a lot of help in snapping a skid against the New York Yankees. Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli made a throwing error in the 11th inning that allowed Josh Willingham to score from second base, giving Minnesota a 2-1 victory on Saturday. With the bases loaded, Trevor Plouffe hit a dribbler to reliever Matt Thornton (1-1). The left-hander flipped it to Cervelli for the forceout at home.
High School Sports Rally For May 16, 2014Even though the wet weather has made it difficult for high school teams to schedule games, there's still no shortage of high school sports stories.
'He's On Fire Right Now': Colabello's Perseverance Paying OffChris Colabello, the most dangerous hitter in the American League through the first week of the season, is a guy that wasn't even drafted. And he never even made the minor leagues until the eighth year of his pro career.