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Ricky Nolasco Hits DL With Elbow Strain

The Minnesota Twins have placed struggling right-hander Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. The Twins announced the move on Tuesday, one day after Nolasco left the team in Seattle to return to Minnesota for an examination.

07/08/2014

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Twins Put Santana On DL, Bring Back Pino

The Minnesota Twins have called up right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino from Triple-A Rochester, just one day after sending him down. The move was made before Friday’s game at Texas, when the Twins also placed shortstop/center fielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee.

06/27/2014

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Mahtomedi’s Promising Pitcher Hopes To Lead Team To State

A Mahtomedi pitcher could well be on his way to pitching professionally as he has the tools, strong, hard throws, and is hoping to lead his Mahtomedi team into the state tournament. Michael Baumann, the Mahtomedi baseball star, loves to pitch. He has had that passion since he started playing the game.

06/07/2014

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New Prague Pitcher Leads Team Through Playoffs

It’s like playoff hockey and goalies, in high school softball a great pitcher can carry you a long way. New Prague has one such phenomenon, Nichole Reed. Reed is almost unhittable.

05/24/2014

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Mounds View’s Sam Hentges Among Best Baseball Players In MN

Mounds View’s Sam Hentges is considered one of the best high school baseball players in the state. He carries a 6-foot-7-inch frame, can pitch, hit and uses his size to make an impact.

05/20/2014

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St. Thomas Softball Pitcher Sees Success On And Off Field

The St. Thomas softball team is once again one of the best in the nation, ranked number 19 in the latest Division III poll. Leading the way is a pitcher that’s been nearly impossible to score on lately. The numbers will turn your head, and your bat too.

04/19/2014

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Hughes Hopes To Cut Down On Homers In New Home

Phil Hughes kept giving up homers, and he kept hearing about it from the media in New York.

02/20/2014

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Twins Sign Saints Pitcher Hamburger

The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Hamburger again. The St. Paul Saints announced Tuesday the 26-year-old Hamburger has joined the Twins. He posted a 3.28 ERA in 21 starts this season for the independent league team.

09/03/2013

Steve Maher, St. Thomas' All-American pitcher and record-holder, is baffling D-I and D-II hitters in the Northwoods League for the Waterloo Bucks. (credit: University of St. Thomas/Mike Ekern)

Beyond Bounds: Steve Maher’s Having A Better Summer Than You

I’m confident the following is true. Steve Maher’s summer > your summer. Before you angrily start over-sharing your Instagram lake pics en masse, here’s why. The All-American pitcher from Division-III St. Thomas is playing America’s pastime – every – single – day in the Northwoods League with the Waterloo Bucks (seriously, like some 75 games in 70 days).

07/20/2013

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Twins Blog: The Kyle Gibson Show – Video

Unless you were deep in the forest or floating in the middle of a lake you probably heard that Kyle Gibson won his major league debut on Saturday.

06/30/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Is The Best Pitcher In Baseball? Clay Buchholz Vs. Clayton Kershaw

Both Clayton Kershaw and Clay Buchholz find themselves off to absolutely electric starts in the 2013 season. So begs the question, which of them is the best?

06/17/2013

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Nationals Have A ‘Fun Day’ In DH Sweep Of Twins

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson called a pregame team meeting aimed at boosting morale. Then he noticed something disconcerting about his starting pitcher.

06/09/2013

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Minnehaha’s John Pryor Has But 1 ER All Season

Minnehaha Academy’s John Pryor is a pitcher’s pitcher. He attacks the strike zone, he’s careful with the meat of the order, and he goes after the bottom of it.

05/31/2013

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Minnesota State Pitcher Near Scoreless Inning Mark

The last time Jason Hoppe let the other team score, more than seven weeks ago, Minnesota was still seeing regular snow. Just a few more outs without a run, and the junior right-hander will set a lofty record.

05/29/2013

Minnetonka senior Joe Martinson hopes to lead his Skippers to the state tournament, and after that he's aiming to crack the lineup for the U of M come fall 2013. (credit: submitted)

Beyond Bounds: ‘Tonka Star Joe Martinson Knows Exactly Who He Is

Joe Martinson knows exactly who he is. The Minnetonka senior pitcher doesn’t step into the batter’s box, or take to the field – his focus revolves solely around the mound.

05/28/2013

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