Twins Trade OF Aaron Hicks To Yankees For C John Ryan MurphyThe Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday they've traded outfielder Aaron Hicks to the New York Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy. Hicks started the season in center field for the Twins before moving around after they called up Byron Buxton to play center.
D-Backs Acquire Herrmann From Twins For Prospect PalkaThe Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league outfielder-first baseman Daniel Palka. The 27-year-old Herrmann appeared in 142 games for the Twins over the past four seasons, batting .181 with six homers and 33 RBIs.
Twins Catcher Chris Herrmann Takes Versatility To Drawing BoardChris Herrmann won the Twins’ backup catcher job out of spring training largely because of his versatility – he can also play both corner outfield positions and even first base. Which makes sense, because Herrmann has never limited himself to being good at just one thing. Not only is he an accomplished athlete, he’s also an accomplished artist.
Twins Minor Leaguer Draws 50-Game Drug SuspensionA minor league player in the Minnesota Twins' organization has been suspended for 50 games without pay after a positive test for a banned stimulant. Catcher Alex Real was suspended Tuesday by the commissioner's office. The 21-year-old Real was drafted by the Twins in June.
Mauer Gives Catching Advice To Giants' PoseyMinnesota Twins catcher-turned-first baseman Joe Mauer has some advice for Giants All-Star Buster Posey: play catcher as long as you can, and enjoy doing it. Minnesota is making a rare visit to San Francisco this week for an interleague series that began Friday night.
AP Source: Twins Agree To Deal With Kurt SuzukiThe Minnesota Twins have found a replacement for Joe Mauer at catcher. The Twins and catcher Kurt Suzuki agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract on Friday, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.
Twins Announce Joe Mauer Moving To First BaseThe Minnesota Twins made a significant announcement involving star catcher Joe Mauer on Monday about his future with the team. Twins officials announced that Mauer will no longer catch for the team and instead will take over full-time duties at first base starting next season.
Joe Mauer Set On Returning This SeasonMinnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has not considered sitting out the rest of the season to let his concussion heal. Mauer said he's feeling better, 10 days after he got hit in the facemask with a foul tip behind the plate.
Joe Mauer Recovering From ConcussionMinnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer has been given permission by a concussion specialist to begin a light exercise program. Mauer was placed on baseball's seven-day concussion list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday. "They were satisfied with where he's at," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.
Twins C Mauer Out This Weekend To Be With Family The Minnesota Twins will be without All-Star catcher Joe Mauer until Tuesday.
Beyond Bounds: No Typo Here -- This MIAC Rookie Hit .462How in the world does a college rookie hit .462 at the plate -- nearly 50 points above his closest conference competitor? Not even the man who posted the gaudy Ted Williams-esque figures can quite figure it out.
Mauer Back In Twins Lineup At First BaseCatcher Joe Mauer was back in the Minnesota Twins' lineup on Saturday, but at a different position. Mauer played first base and batted third for the second game of an interleague series against the Cincinnati Reds. Mauer was out of the lineup for the last four games because of a bruised right thigh.