Hicks: Twins Criticism In 2014 'Made Me A Stronger Player'Aaron Hicks was hitting .161 for the Minnesota Twins 1 1/2 months into the 2015 season when manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant general manager Rob Antony took the unusual step of criticizing him publicly. "To hit .160, .170, those don't last in the big leagues," Gardenhire told reporters. "He needs to start studying the game a little more."
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Twins' Santana Leaves Game With Back InjuryMinnesota center fielder Danny Santana left Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels because of a strained left lower back.
Twins' Arcia Stays Behinds After Birth Of ChildThe Twins were playing short-handed Tuesday night against the Royals while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia spent time with his family following the birth of his baby boy. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Arcia declined to take paternity leave.
Joe Mauer To Remain On Concussion ListThe Minnesota Twins say All-Star catcher Joe Mauer is not going to be activated from the seven-day concussion list when the team begins a homestand next week. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said doctors have told Mauer to rest until at least Tuesday, the day he would be eligible to come off the concussion disabled list. Mauer was placed on the list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday.
Joe Mauer Recovering From ConcussionMinnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer has been given permission by a concussion specialist to begin a light exercise program. Mauer was placed on baseball's seven-day concussion list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday. "They were satisfied with where he's at," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.
Twins Mourn Death Of Minor Leaguer Paul Bargas Minnesota Twins minor league pitcher Paul Bargas has died at age 23 of brain cancer.