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Twins Rookie Slugger Sano, Closer Perkins Out Vs White Sox

The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Sano is dealing with a hamstring injury that doesn’t allow him to run.

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This Week In Baseball: ‘Shoeless’ Joe’s Failed Reinstatement Bid, What It Means For Pete Rose

The Commissioner denied an appeal for reinstatement on the behalf of White Sox legend “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, what does that mean for Pete Rose?

09/01/2015

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Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-Ups

Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.

08/29/2015

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Rays Bullpen Helps End Twins’ 6-Game Winning Streak

Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended Minnesota’s six-game winning streak, beating the Twins 5-4 on Thursday night. The loss dropped the Twins a half-game behind Texas for the second AL wild-card spot.

08/27/2015

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Twins’ Graham Goes On DL Day After 1st Major League Win

The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games due to right elbow inflammation.

08/26/2015

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This Week In Baseball: MLB Gets New Domestic Violence Policy Right

The MLB and MLBPA announced a new domestic violence policy over the weekend and they look like they got it right.

08/25/2015

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Make Sure Your Fantasy Baseball Players Are Getting Playing Time Down The Stretch

When bad teams toss in the towel on the season, quite often they bring up young players from the minors that cut into the playing time of established veterans. This can hurt your fantasy baseball roster when your regular gets too many “days off” so the kids can get some playing time.

08/22/2015

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With Seven Weeks Left, Make Sure Your Fantasy Team Is On Proper Pace

Every fantasy league has different rules, but most people play in standard Rotisserie leagues that feature limits on both games played by hitters and games started by pitchers—or some variation along those lines. You want to make sure your team isn’t going to go over those limits too soon!

08/15/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: August 10th-August 14th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

08/14/2015

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Twins Reliever Blaine Boyer Put On Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have placed reliever Blaine Boyer on the 15-day disabled list because of an inflammation in his throwing elbow. The Twins made the move made before the start of a three-game series against Cleveland. Michael Tonkin was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Boyer’s place in the bullpen.

08/14/2015

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Twins Put Hughes On DL, With Lower Back Inflammation

The Minnesota Twins have made some progress with their starting pitching this year. The rotation is ranked 10th in the American league in ERA, after finishing last each of the previous three seasons. This is still an area of concern, though, with the Twins trying to stay viable in the AL wild card race.

08/13/2015

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Staying Loyal To Slumping Players Can Bury Your Fantasy Baseball Team

Staying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he’s going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.

08/12/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: August 3rd-August 7th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

08/07/2015

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Bautista Hits Slam, Blue Jays Beat Twins, Win 4th In Row

Jose Bautista hit a grand slam, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Encarnacion hit a three-run drive and Donaldson added a two-run shot. Toronto has homered in 17 of 18 games since the All-Star break, with 10 multihomer games in that span.

08/05/2015

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Breakdown: What The NHL’s New Digital Media Deal With MLB Means

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why the NHL and MLB are entering into this partnership.

08/05/2015

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Offense Falls Flat Again, Twins Lose 3-1 To Surging Jays

Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit solo home runs, Marco Estrada pitched 6 2-3 innings to win consecutive starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night. Toronto’s sixth win in seven games moved the Blue Jays ahead of the Twins and into the second AL wild-card spot.

08/04/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Winners & Losers Of The MLB Trade Deadline

Trade deadline day/week has come and gone, which means it’s time for an early look at who won/lost with their acquisitions.

08/04/2015

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Mets, Blue Jays, Astros Improve Odds To Win 2015 World Series

According to Bovada Sportsbook, the odds on certain MLB teams’ World Series chances have changed drastically since July 17.

08/03/2015

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Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some Tweaks

It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.

08/01/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: July 27th-July 31st

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

07/31/2015

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5 Best/Worst MLB Trade Deadline Deals

It’s deadline day, which in the past has meant blockbuster deals. Let’s look at some of the best and worst.

07/31/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Coaches, Young Ballplayers Should Heed Smoltz’s Plea

Smoltz’s Hall of Fame speech illuminated a growing problem at the youth level of the sport.

07/28/2015

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Beware Players That Switch Leagues At The Trade Deadline

Every year it happens: Big-league trades send hitters and pitchers from the National League to the American League—and vice versa. This isn’t always a good thing, though, as pitchers have a hard time adjusting going from the NL to the AL, while hitters have a hard time adjusting going from the AL to the NL.

07/25/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: July 20th-July 24th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

07/24/2015

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An Ode To The Hot Dog: Celebrating Baseball’s Favorite Food

On National Hot Dog Day, we celebrate by looking at the best hot dogs in baseball stadiums around the country.

07/23/2015

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