The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Duensing and backup catcher Drew Butera to one-year contracts, ensuring that all of their arbitration-eligible players are signed for 2013.
Minnesota Twins All-Star Joe Mauer was out of the starting lineup for the third straight night against Kansas City due to back spasms.
The American League wild card standings show that the Tampa Bay Rays are solidly in the mix to return to the postseason. The Rays, however, have higher aspirations. Tampa Bay has made it very clear that it wants to win the American League East. The Rays’ 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night was the latest example of why they believe that making up six games and catching the New York Yankees is possible.
The Minnesota Twins are recalling catcher Drew Butera from the minors to add some depth behind banged-up Joe Mauer, and designating third baseman Sean Burroughs for assignment.
Wei-Yin Chen looked totally at ease in his new surroundings. Chen made a neat exhibition debut, pitching two scoreless innings for the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-0 win Wednesday over the Minnesota Twins.
Anthony Swarzak dominated over six innings, and the Minnesota Twins got back to beating the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 victory on Sunday.
Drew Butera’s single scored Delmon Young in the bottom of the ninth as the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Sunday and extend their winning streak to seven games.
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the third and Rick Porcello pitched into the seventh inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.
In search for any kind of offensive production from the catcher spot in the absence of Joe Mauer, the Minnesota Twins are swapping one struggling hitter for another.
Francisco Liriano took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat Baltimore 5-3 Monday night to extend the Orioles’ losing streak to eight games.
Sean Rodriguez and B.J. Upton hit three-run homers as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Tuesday night, winning for the 10th time in 11 games and taking over the AL East lead.
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