Chris Colabello, the most dangerous hitter in the American League through the first week of the season, is a guy that wasn’t even drafted. And he never even made the minor leagues until the eighth year of his pro career.
The Minnesota Twins plan to honor manager Ron Gardenhire for his 1,000th career victory. The team has scheduled a special pregame ceremony to honor Gardenhire before Wednesday’s 12:10 p.m. game against the Oakland Athletics at Target Field.
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Kyle Gibson limited Cleveland to one run in his season debut after Brian Dozier led off the game with a home run, leading Minnesota to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday and giving Twins manager Ron Gardenhire his 1,000th career victory.
Mark Teixeira had an RBI single during a three-run first inning in the New York Yankees’ 7-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins Friday in a split-squad game.
At the end of last season, Jason Kubel came to Target Field with the Cleveland Indians. He was reminded of how much he missed playing in Minnesota.
On the day before his 12th season as manager of the Minnesota Twins ended, Ron Gardenhire woke up and came to the ballpark not knowing if he would be back for a 13th year. The Twins were finishing up a third straight dreadful season, limping toward a second straight 66-96 record, and Gardenhire was in the final year of his contract. Minnesota is home for Gardenhire, and the possibility of uprooting and taking his family to another town, to take an offer from another team that surely would have come, was wearing him out. After a 5-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians for defeat No. 95, GM Terry Ryan finally let Gardenhire know of his plans.
The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Anthony Swarzak have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Swarzak went 3-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 48 games for the Twins last season. He made all of those appearances out of the bullpen for the first time in his four-year career. In years past, Swarzak was often used as a spot starter when the rotation faltered or someone went down with an injury.
The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday that single-game tickets for the 2014 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Twins officials also said tickets for the April 7 home opener will go on sale Friday, Jan. 24, which is also the first day of TwinsFest at Target Field.
It was another eventful year in local sports with three local professional teams making the playoffs, a high profile coach getting dismissed and a football team having a turnaround season.
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Ron Gardenhire isn’t going anywhere. The Minnesota Twins announced officially on Monday they’ve signed manager Ron Gardenhire to a two-year contract extension.
The Minnesota Twins are talking to manager Ron Gardenhire about coming back, if he wants to come back. There are a lot of managerial openings projected this offseason. They are negotiating, but the bad news for Gardenhire is that the Twins are so overmatched in talent right now, and there seems to be no light at the end of any tunnel. The teams’ 5-1 loss to Cleveland on Sunday concludes a miserable three-season span, with more than 90 losses in each season.
Another baseball season is in the books, and once again, there was disappointment in Twins Territory. Another 66-96 record was certainly not what fans, or the club for that matter, were hoping for. But baseball, like life, is as much about the journey as it is the destination. So how did the 2013 Twins arrive at this point?
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer provided enough encouraging signs during his workout Thursday that general manager Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhire remain optimistic he will play again this season after a concussion.