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Busy Week For MLB Prospect Debuts

By Josh Hamburger, 3 months 4 weeks ago
It’s been a busy week for the MLB’s top prospects. Over just the past seven days, four of the league’s most anticipated players made their debuts, including Carlos Correa (SS, Astros), Byron Buxton (OF, Twins), Vincent Velasquez (P, Astros), and Francisco Lindor (SS, Indians). Not only did they come up, they also made some memorable moments rather quickly. Carlos Correa...

Recap: Texas vs. Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 4 months 9 hours ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Byron Buxton scored the winning run in his major league debut, crossing the plate on Eddie Rosario's double in the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. Buxton, a 21-year-old outfielder seen by many as baseball's top prospect, was called up Sunday from Double-A Chattanooga, where he was hitting .283 with 12...

Recap: Texas vs. Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 day ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Mitch Moreland and Joey Gallo hit back-to- back home runs to highlight a six-run fourth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Saturday. Shin-Soo Choo drove in three runs and Delino DeShields scored three times for Texas, which improved to a major league-best 17-6 since May 20. The Rangers had 15 hits to back seven strong...

Twins call up top prospect Buxton

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 day ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - In the midst of a surprising season in contention, the Minnesota Twins will promote outfielder Byron Buxton for Sunday's game against the Rangers. Buxton, 21, was batting .283 with a .351 on-base percentage in 59 games for Double-A Chattanooga. He added 12 triples, six home runs and was 20-of-22 in stolen base attempts. In his four-year career to date...

Twins' Hunter drops appeal of suspension

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 day ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Twins right fielder Torii Hunter dropped his appeal of a two-game suspension and began serving the ban on Saturday, a team spokesman said. Hunter was suspended for blowing up after his ejection during Wednesday's game against Kansas City, when he made contact with umpire Mark Ripperger and tore off his jersey after a called third strike. The...

MLB suspends Twins' Hunter 2 games

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Major League Baseball has handed Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his meltdown in Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Hunter made physical contact with umpire Mark Ripperger while arguing a called third strike during the eighth inning of Minnesota's 7-2 loss to the Royals. ...

Torii Hunter Gets Tossed and Then Undressed

By Josh Hamburger, 4 months 3 days ago
The Minnesota Twins have been pretty hot over the past month of baseball, but Torii Hunter was the hottest last night. After two straight strike calls, the latter that struck Hunter out, he immediately got into the umpire’s face to argue. He shared his disagreement with the umpire after the first close strike and then exploded after the strikeout. He continued to yell at the umpire...

Recap: Minnesota vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 4 months 4 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer in a four-run opening frame, and Kansas City went on to best Minnesota by a 7-2 count in the finale of this three-game set. Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer each drove in a run for the Royals, who swept the series and have taken four in a row overall. Edinson Volquez (5-4) struck out six over seven...

Kansas City Royals (33-23) at Minnesota Twins (33-25), 8:10 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 4 months 4 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals have the brooms ready for the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, as the AL Central rivals close out a three-game series from Target Field. The Royals have taken the first two meetings by close scores. posting a 3-1 win on Monday and a 2-0 decision last night. Kansas City, which is one game ahead of Minnesota for the division lead, received another...