Posts tagged Minnesota Twins

BUXTON OUT OF AFL WITH FINGER INJURY

BUXTON OUT OF AFL WITH FINGER INJURY

OF Byron Buxton had his Arizona Fall League stint come to an end Monday night when he dislocated the middle finger on his glove hand diving for a ball. Buxton was selected by the Twins with the second overall pick of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and is ranked as the top prospect in all of baseball […]

SANO INJURES THROWING ELBOW

SANO INJURES THROWING ELBOW

UPDATE: Sano will have Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the 2014 season, according to multiple reports. Minnesota Twins 3B prospect Miguel Sano was scheduled to have his right elbow examined on Friday after making an off-balance throw across his body in a Spring Training game. It’s the same elbow on which Sano suffered a […]

TWINS ADD VETERAN PITCHERS

TWINS ADD VETERAN PITCHERS

With only 66 wins and nearly 100 losses in 2013, the Minnesota Twins appear to be far from contention. In the suddenly tough AL central, the Twins have a long way to go to get as good as the division kingpins, the Tigers, as well as the rising powers in Cleveland and Kansas City. The […]

2012 TOP 3 DRAFT PICKS IN THE MINORS

2012 TOP 3 DRAFT PICKS IN THE MINORS

Here’s a quick look at the top three picks from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and how they did in their minor league assignments. These are small sample sizes with most of the numbers coming in short season leagues, but it is a first indicator as to how they adjusted to the pro game. 1. […]

2012 DEADLINE: WEEKEND ROUNDUP

2012 DEADLINE: WEEKEND ROUNDUP

No huge moves took place over the weekend. Lots of talk involving big names as the July 31st Non-Waiver Trade Deadline approached, but the biggest names to move were LHP Francisco Liriano and INF Marco Scutaro. WHITE SOX GET LIRIANO – Chicago landed a left-handed arm in Liriano in exchange for two youngsters, INF Eduardo Escobar […]

ASTROS TAKE CORREA WITH TOP PICK

ASTROS TAKE CORREA WITH TOP PICK

The Houston Astros went against the pre-draft speculation in picking SS Carlos Correa of Puerto Rico with the top overall pick of the 2012 First Year Player Draft. Houston took Correa rather than college pitcher Mark Appel or high school outfielder Byron Buxton. Much debate centered on whether the Astros would get more immediate help in Appel […]

THOME RETURNS TO TRIBE

THOME RETURNS TO TRIBE

Indians legend, 600-homer-club member and renowned nice-guy Jim Thome is headed back to Cleveland. Thome played for the Twins this season but with the club suffering through a miserable season, the slugger was placed on waivers Monday and the Indians put in a claim. Thome had to waive a no-trade clause in his contract to facilitate the […]

TIGERS DEAL IN-DIVISION FOR TWINS’ YOUNG

TIGERS DEAL IN-DIVISION FOR TWINS’ YOUNG

The Detroit Tigers, seeking some breathing room from the 2nd-place Indians and the surging White Sox, acquired OF Delmon Young from the Twins today. Going to Minnesota are lefty farmhand Cole Nelson and a player to be named. With the Twins and Tigers playing each other in Detroit, it made for an odd circumstance when […]