Mike Pelfrey hopes to bounce back from a rough first season with the Minnesota Twins. The right-hander began last season less than a year after having Tommy John elbow-ligament replacement surgery and went 5-13 with a 5.17 ERA.
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has been released from the hospital, the first step in his recovery from cancer surgery. The Twins announced Friday that Ryan left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, three days after the operation.
As the Minnesota Twins annual honors were handed out at Target Field, the club’s most valuable player hardly needed his introduction. He has a new title, though, and that’s going to take some getting used to. First baseman Joe Mauer.
The Minnesota Twins announced Monday, just a few days away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training, that General Manager Terry Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer. Team officials said the diagnosis came during a routine physical as the team physician found a lump on Ryan’s neck.
Trevor Plouffe’s spot at third base for the Minnesota Twins is tenuous at best, with one of the best prospects in baseball close behind him. Rather than resenting the ascension of Miguel Sano, Plouffe has befriended the big-swinging Dominican.
If you were at Twins Fest this past weekend — and judging by social media, plenty of you were — you may have noticed a couple of familiar faces returning to the Twins fold. Are the “Home 9″ getting the band back together? What’s next, a trade for Nick Punto?!
The Minnesota Twins have brought back another player from their division title teams of the previous decade: Matt Guerrier. The Twins announced Wednesday that Guerrier had agreed to a minor league contract and will attend big league spring training.
With the old digs coming down, Twinsfest needed to make the move this year to their cozy confines on the other side of downtown. The crowds were limited each day, allowing fans to go places inside Target Field where most fans have never gone before.
Recently, WCCO-TV’s David McCoy sat down to talk with Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan. Here are excerpts from their conversation.
On the day before his 12th season as manager of the Minnesota Twins ended, Ron Gardenhire woke up and came to the ballpark not knowing if he would be back for a 13th year. The Twins were finishing up a third straight dreadful season, limping toward a second straight 66-96 record, and Gardenhire was in the final year of his contract. Minnesota is home for Gardenhire, and the possibility of uprooting and taking his family to another town, to take an offer from another team that surely would have come, was wearing him out. After a 5-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians for defeat No. 95, GM Terry Ryan finally let Gardenhire know of his plans.
Chuck Knoblauch was elected as the newest member of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, the team announced on Friday. The Twins have traditionally kicked off their annual three-day fan festival by electing a new member to the Hall of Fame, and the latest addition will surely get the fans buzzing.
Jack Morris will be back in Minnesota this season working with the Twins broadcast team. The Twins announced Friday that Morris will join fellow former players Roy Smalley and Tim Laudner in providing pre-game and post-game analysis for games on cable affiliate Fox Sports North.
The Minnesota Twins announced Friday that former pitcher Jack Morris is officially joining the television and radio broadcast teams for the 2014 season.
The Minnesota Twins say tickets have sold out for Saturday’s “TwinsFest at Target Field.” But tickets are still available for Friday and Sunday. The Twins say ticket inventory is more limited since the annual event moved to Target Field. The indoor event runs Friday through Sunday. Some 75 current and former Twins players are scheduled to participate.
The Twins Caravan is stuck in Fergus Falls….listen to Tom Brunansky give Dave Lee an update…CLICK THE LINK TO LISTEN!