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Twins, Suzuki agree to extension

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 6 days ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins and All-Star catcher Kurt Suzuki have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.Suzuki, who had been slated to become a free agent at the conclusion of this season, will earn $6 million in both 2015 and 2016. The deal also contains a vesting option for 2017.The veteran backstop is in the midst of a...

A's ship Milone to Twins

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 6 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics continued to wheel and deal on Thursday, as they shipped lefty Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.This, of course, comes on the heels of Oakland acquiring lefty Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox earlier in the day for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.Milone had already been the odd man out in...

Mariners acquire Morales from Twins

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 6 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday for reliever Stephen Pryor.In 39 games with the Twins, Morales hit .234 with one homer and 18 runs batted in. He spent last season with the Mariners, hitting .277 with 23 homers and 80 RBI.Pryor made one appearance for the Mariners this season, allowing one...

Twins P Hughes exits

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 6 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes exited Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning.Hughes was hit in the right ankle by a sharp grounder off the bat of Adam Dunn to lead off the frame. He was later diagnosed with a right shin contusion and is listed as day-to-day.Samuel Deduno entered to face Dayan Viciedo.

Twins RHP Gibson scratched from start

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 weeks 2 hours ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday afternoon against Cleveland due to lower back stiffness.Anthony Swarzak, who will take Gibson's place, will make his first start since Oct 2, 2012 at Toronto. The righty is 6-17 with a 5.79 ERA in 28 games in a starting role.Swarzak has pitched in 30 games this season...

Twins activate IF Santana

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins reinstated infielder Danny Santana from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.Santana, sidelined since June 25 by a bone bruise in his left knee, just completed a rehab assignment with Class A Fort Myers in which he went 0-for-11 at the plate in three games.The rookie hit well with the Twins following...

Twins place Nolasco on DL

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins have placed starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.The move comes two days after the right-hander was lifted after just two innings against the New York Yankees on Sunday, allowing six runs on seven hits prior to his departure. Nolasco then underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed the injury....

Twins 1B Mauer suffers strained oblique

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer left Tuesday night's game against Kansas City with what manager Ron Gardenhire said was a strained oblique."We will re-evaluate him in the morning and see where we go from there," said Gardenhire.Mauer appeared to suffer the injury slicing a two-run double to left field in the fourth inning of the Twins' 10-2 win.He was...

Twins place Mauer on DL

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.Mauer extended his season-high hit streak to 12 games with a double in the fourth inning of Tuesday's win against Kansas City but limped into second base and left the game one inning later.The former AL MVP is batting .271 with two homers and 28...

Twins activate Plouffe, Nunez

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins reinstated third baseman Trevor Plouffe and infielder Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday's game against the Kansas City Royals.Both players have been sidelined since June 14, with Plouffe missing the last two-plus weeks with a rib injury and Nunez recovering from a strained right hamstring.Plouffe's 38 RBI through...