Twins Reinstate Byron Buxton, Option To Triple-A RochesterThe Minnesota Twins announced Monday that they've reinstated outfielder Byron Buxton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Class AAA Rochester.
Vargas Sent To Triple-A RochesterThe Minnesota Twins have sent designated hitter Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester. On Sunday, he was left out of the starting lineup for the second straight game and was instead a late-inning replacement.
Twins' Rosario Homers On 1st Pitch Of His CareerEddie Rosario homered on the first pitch he saw in his major league career, Eduardo Escobar also homered and had five RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 13-0 on Wednesday night.
Settled With Twins, Perkins Has 'Zero Desire' To LeaveThe contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn't have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it.
Twins Tab Mike Quade For Triple-A Manager JobThe Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team. The Twins announced their 2015 minor league staff assignments Friday, with Quade joining the organization for the first time. He'll be the manager at Triple-A Rochester. Quade took charge of the Cubs late in the 2010 season and managed them again in 2011.
Nolasco Activated By Twins, Starts Vs RoyalsThe Minnesota Twins have activated Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list and put him right back into the rotation. Nolasco was starting Friday night against Kansas City. The right-hander started two games and allowed three runs in 9 1-3 innings during a rehabilitation stint at Class A Cedar Rapids.
Twins To Bring Up Darnell To Start SaturdayThe Minnesota Twins plan to bring up left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in place of ailing Kyle Gibson. Gibson played long toss from 120 feet and threw in the bullpen Friday. He'll try to start Tuesday in Kansas City.
Twins Let Guerrier Go, Recall Reliever PresslyThe Minnesota Twins have designated right-hander Matt Guerrier for assignment and will recall right-hander Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester to take his place in the bullpen. The move was made Wednesday. The Twins have 10 days to trade or place Guerrier on unconditional waivers. If he clears waivers, Minnesota can release him.
Meyer Will Replace May For Twins At Futures Game The Minnesota Twins will send top pitching prospect Alex Meyer to the Futures Game at the All-Star events at Target Field next week. MLB announced Monday that Meyer will replace fellow right-hander and Triple-A Rochester teammate Trevor May at the exhibition Sunday. May has been out for more than a week with a strained right calf muscle.
Twins Put Santana On DL, Bring Back PinoThe 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.
Twins Put Hicks On 7-Day DL With ConcussionThe Minnesota Twins have placed center fielder Aaron Hicks on the seven-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms. The move was made before Friday's game against Baltimore. Left-handed pitcher Logan Darnell was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to fill the roster spot.
Twins Place Bartlett On DL With Sprained AnkleThe Minnesota Twins placed utilityman Jason Bartlett on the disabled list Monday and recalled catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester. Bartlett sprained his left ankle Sunday at Cleveland after replacing left fielder Josh Willingham, who was hit by a pitch on the left wrist. Willingham was out of the lineup for Minnesota's home opener against Oakland, and right fielder Oswaldo Arcia was sidelined for the third straight game because of a sore right wrist.