Twins Enter Spring Training With Relatively Healthy Pitching StaffThe Minnesota Twins already have something to be thankful for at spring training: The pitching staff is relatively healthy. Minnesota had several pitchers see their seasons short-circuited by injuries last season.
7 Good Guys On The Minnesota Sports SceneWhat are professional athletes like when they're away from the playing field? Are they in the community and do they generally enjoy interacting with fans who spend big bucks to watch them play on a daily basis? Here are seven Minnesota athletes who by all accounts are also good dudes.
Twins' Perkins Adjusts Training In Hopes Of Avoiding Late-Season InjuriesMinnesota Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins has seen each of the last two seasons short-circuited in the second half by injuries to his neck and back. So Perkins went into the offseason looking to attack his preparation a little differently in hopes of helping his body endure the season's grind.
Jepsen, Twins Agree To $5.3M ContractRight-hander Kevin Jepsen have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $5,312,500. The agreement, announced Friday, gives the pitcher a raise of more than $2 million from his earnings of $3,025,000 last year.
Royals Put Big Dent In Twins' Wild-Card Bid With 3-1 WinBen Zobrist put a major dent in Minnesota's postseason bid with an RBI double in the eighth inning against struggling All-Star Glen Perkins, and the Kansas City Royals topped the Twins 3-1 on Friday night.
Twins Give Up Late Lead, Lose 6-4 To TigersGlen Perkins crouched in front of the mound with his head down, trying to come to terms with a home run that put a bit of a dent in Minnesota's playoff chances. Rajai Davis hit a two-run shot off Perkins in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Twins on Friday night.
Milone Returns From DL To Help Twins Beat Indians 4-1Tommy Milone returned from the disabled list and pitched five innings, Kurt Suzuki had two key RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Rookie Duffey Takes No-Hit Try Into 6th, Twins Top IndiansTyler Duffey took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of his second big league game and pitched the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Saturday night.
Fifteen's 5K Raises Money For Cystic Fibrosis FoundationA lot of money was raised Sunday morning for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins and his wife, Alisha, held the fourth annual "Fifteen's 5K" race in Minneapolis.
Twins Get Bullpen Help, Add Jepsen From RaysThe Minnesota Twins got some much-needed help for their beleaguered bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of minor league pitching prospects.
Ervin Santana Mows Down Angels In 3-0 Victory For TwinsErvin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels' seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday.
Perkins' 1st Blown Save Sends Twins To 3-2 Loss To A's In 10As dominant as Glen Perkins has been this season, the Minnesota Twins' All-Star closer knew the good times were sure to end at some point.
All-Star Break: 6 Reasons The Twins Are ContendingThe Twins enter the second half of the season at 49-40, 4.5 games behind Kansas City for first place in the American League Central Division. If they can't catch the Royals, they're in position to grab one of two Wild Card spots for the playoffs, but that's a ways down the road. Here are six reasons the Twins will remain in position for a playoff spot this season.
Dozier, Perkins To Represent Twins In All-Star GameSecond baseman Brian Dozier and closer Glen Perkins will represent the Minnesota Twins in the All-Star game. Dozier was added to the American League squad by AL manager Ned Yost.
Twins Blog: Homestand Notes – All Star Break EditionThe Twins just finished a successful seven-game homestand, going 6-1 against the Orioles and Tigers and now begin a well-deserved break from the grind of the season as the All Star break is upon us.