Twins Get LHP From Dodgers To Finish Butera TradeThe player to be named in the trade that sent catcher Drew Butera from Minnesota to the Los Angeles Dodgers now has a name. The Twins announced on Tuesday that they have acquired left-hander Miguel Sulbaran from the Dodgers to complete the trade. The Twins sent Butera, who spent most of the season at Triple-A Rochester, to the Dodgers just before the trade deadline at the end of last month.
Twins Trade Catcher Drew Butera To DodgersThe Minnesota Twins have traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for either a player to be named or cash. The deal was done right before the non-waiver trade deadline on Wednesday afternoon.
Twins Put New Father Mauer Back On Active RosterThe Minnesota Twins have reinstated catcher Joe Mauer from the restricted list after a six-game absence for the birth of his twin daughters. The move was made on Monday. The Twins start a home stand on Tuesday against Kansas City, and the All-Star is expected to be back in the lineup to face the Royals.
Twins Avoid Arbitration With Duensing, ButeraThe 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.
Joe Mauer To Miss 3rd Straight Game For Minnesota Minnesota Twins All-Star Joe Mauer was out of the starting lineup for the third straight night against Kansas City due to back spasms.
Twins Lose To Rays 4-2The 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.
Twins To Recall Butera For Catching DepthThe 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.
Chen Pitches 2 Scoreless Innings In Orioles' DebutWei-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.
Swarzak, Twins Beat White Sox 6-3Anthony Swarzak dominated over six innings, and the Minnesota Twins got back to beating the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 victory on Sunday.
Butera Singles In 9th As Twins Win 7th StraightDrew 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.
Tigers Beat Twins 4-2 To Complete 3-Game SweepMiguel 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.
Twins Call Up C Rene RiveraIn 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.