Mike Max’s News And Notes For October 18, 2011Football attendance, Vikings stadium and maybe a change in when hockey games are played. It’s all covered in this week’s news and notes from Mike Max.
Twins Outright Tolbert, Repko, SlamaThe Minnesota Twins have outrighted infielder Matt Tolbert, outfielder Jason Repko, catcher Rene Rivera and right-hander Anthony Slama to Triple-A Rochester to create some room on the 40-man roster.
Twins Call Up Another Catcher With Mauer Out AgainThe Minnesota Twins have recalled catcher Rene Rivera from Triple-A Rochester for extra backup while Joe Mauer is recovering from a stiff neck.
Twins Win Third Straight With 11-1 VictoryNick Blackburn pitched seven solid innings for Minnesota, which has won three straight -- all on the road -- following a season-high nine-game losing streak.
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.