Byron Buxton went 0 for 4 in his major league debut, but scored the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
The Minnesota Twins announced Sunday that they’ve placed Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, retroactive to June 13.
Moreland pulled his shot an estimated 409 feet down the right-field line and Gallo then had a 461-foot drive into the upper deck, all in a tiebreaking six-run fourth that put Texas ahead to stay in Colby Lewis’ first career win over the Twins.
The Twins announced Saturday their plan to select Buxton’s contract from Double-A Chattanooga, and that the outfielder will be in uniform Sunday for the finale of a three-game series in Texas.
Byron Buxton was the second overall selection in the 2012 Major League Draft and Twins fans have been tantalized by the promise of his talent ever since.
A game-deciding error against Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks is now a two-run double for Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers. The Rangers announced before Saturday’s game that the official scorer had changed his ruling on the play Friday night.
Minnesota outfielder Torii Hunter has dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension and will sit out the rest of the weekend series at Texas. Hunter was in the original lineup for Saturday’s game, but the outfielder’s decision was announced by the Twins about an hour before the scheduled first pitch.
Elvis Andrus had a career-high four RBIs and Texas got the tiebreaking runs on a two-out error by Minnesota center fielder Aaron Hicks as the Rangers beat the Twins 6-2 on Friday night.
Torii Hunter has appealed a two-game suspension that he believes is a “little harsh” for his equipment-throwing outburst after being ejected earlier this week.
The Minnesota Twins have reinstated outfielder Eddie Rosario from the paternity list. The move was made before Friday’s game at Texas that opened a three-game series against the Rangers. The Twins announced that Rosario and his wife, Milany, had their third child, Lucas.
The elbow pad. The shin guard. The batting gloves. Enraged over a called third strike, Torii Hunter had already hurled almost all of his accessories when he ripped off his white pinstriped Minnesota Twins jersey and heaved that onto the field, too.
Frustration boiled over for Torii Hunter and the Minnesota Twins Wednesday night in a 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. Did Hunter go too far in his tirade?
It was a rough homestand for the Twins. 1-5 isn’t exactly what they had in mind after finding themselves in 1st place in the division. Now they find themselves heading on a road trip trailing the Royals by two games.
Chris Young took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Salvador Perez homered to help the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Jason Vargas threw six shutout innings and Kendrys Morales hit a long home run against his former team to push the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
The Minnesota Twins have selected left-handed pitcher Tyler Jay from the University of Illinois in the first round of the 2015 first-year player draft.
There will be a buzz in the air Monday night when the Minnesota Twins take the field to host the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The same can be said for the rest of the series Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Chris 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.
Mike Pelfrey pitched eight strong innings, his longest outing in three years, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a series sweep by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday.
According to a 2007 study, the average Major League Baseball career lasts 5.6 years. One in five position players who make it to “The Show” will play only a single season. Less than half of all rookies will get to that fifth year while just about one percent of all big league players will have careers of 20 seasons or more.
Carlos Gomez went 4 for 4 with a walk, tormenting his former team again with three RBIs over the last three innings to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Adam Lind hit a three-run homer among his three hits and drove in six runs to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval mishandled a throw on a bunt in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins broke away from Boston 8-4 Thursday for a four-game split. Torii Hunter hit his 200th homer in a Twins uniform and added two singles. Kurt Suzuki singled three times, helping Minnesota to its ninth win in 12 games.
The Minnesota Twins recalled Thursday’s starter Tommy Milone from Triple-A before their game against the Boston Red Sox. The 28-year old Milone was Minnesota’s opening day starter before being sent to the minors on May 1.
Trevor May allowed two hits over seven innings to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday and a split of their day-night doubleheader.