In Twins Rotation, Experience, Competition Is Up The Minnesota Twins had a major problem with starting pitching last season, so their first response was to increase the competition.
Twins Recall Hendriks To Start Wednesday Vs. A'sThe Minnesota Twins have recalled rookie Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Rochester to take the rotation spot opened when fellow right-hander Nick Blackburn was demoted to the minor league club.
Twins Send Down Blackburn, Nishioka Will Stay In RochesterThe Minnesota Twins have outrighted right-handed pitcher Nick Blackburn to Triple-A Rochester and infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka. According to the Twins’ director of communication, the team will make a corresponding roster move to replace Blackburn on Tuesday.
Twins Lose To Rays 4-2The American League wild card standings show that the Tampa Bay Rays are solidly in the mix to return to the postseason. The Rays, however, have higher aspirations. Tampa Bay has made it very clear that it wants to win the American League East. The Rays' 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night was the latest example of why they believe that making up six games and catching the New York Yankees is possible.
Twins Send Reds To 4th Straight Loss, 5-4 Homer Bailey smashed one of his bats against the wall in the clubhouse tunnel after leaving the game much earlier than desired.
Twins’ Pavano Placed On 15-Day DLThe Minnesota Twins placed Carl Pavano on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain before Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.
Blackburn Set To Rejoin Twins Rotation Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn is set to rejoin the Twins' starting rotation Tuesday night.
Twins Say Blackburn's Shoulder Should Be All RightAn MRI test on Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn's shoulder has revealed no damage, and the Twins expect him to make his next start.
Twins P Blackburn Asks For Trainer, Leaves In 6thMinnesota Twins starting pitcher Nick Blackburn was removed with one out in the sixth inning during his start on Saturday against the Texas Rangers.
Bard Allows 3 Runs As Red Sox Beat Twins 9-7Daniel Bard made his final case for a rotation spot, allowing three runs and four hits in six innings Friday as the Boston Red Sox beat a Minnesota Twins' split squad 9-7.
Blackburn Sharp Again For Twins In Loss To Orioles Nick Blackburn said he's throwing better than ever.
Blackburn, Hughes Each Sharp, Twins Beat Yankees Nick Blackburn pitched three scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins hit three home runs Sunday to beat a New York Yankees split squad 5-1.
Liriano Leaves Game After 2 InningsMinnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano left the game against Baltimore on Thursday after the second inning with a left posterior shoulder strain.
Morneau Back In Twins Lineup, Blackburn Shut DownJustin Morneau was back in the Minnesota Twins' starting lineup Tuesday night against Baltimore after missing the previous two games with a foot injury.
Twins Place Blackburn On DL, Recall OilverosThe Minnesota Twins placed pitcher Nick Blackburn on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and recalled reliever Lester Oliveros from Triple-A Rochester before Monday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.