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Molitor's decisions

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:57 PM
All,   I usually stick to the front page and this is my first foray into the Forums section; perhaps this has been discussed.  ...
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Game Thread, Twins vs. White Sox, 5/3 @ 1:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:57 PM
Game Thread, Twins vs. White Sox, 5/3 @ 1:10pm CTWeatherCurrently:Mostly Cloudy 64°F/18°CHumidity 65%Wind Speed S 13 mphBarometer 29.77 i...
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Article: Who Is "This" Mike Pelfrey?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:49 PM
With just one week left to go down in Fort Myers, the Minnesota Twins' spring training campaign was winding down. First year manager Paul...
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Stick a fork in Hunter, he is done.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:07 PM
Terrible signing. Hopefully the Twins find a way to trade him or cut bait before to long. Or he could do the honorable thing and just ret...
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Santana's Defense

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:39 PM
Danny Santana committed his seventh and eighth errors on Friday.We all know that errors aren't the best measure of defense, but anyone wh...
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Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month - April 2015

Each month here at Twins Daily, we will be posting choices for Twins minor league relief pitcher, starting pitcher and hitter of the month. First, I want to share with you some of the top relief pitchers in the Twins minor league system in the month of April. I'll follow up over the next 24 hours with the starting pitcher and hitter of the month.

There were a lot of very strong April performances out of the bullpen at the Twins affiliates. Below you’ll find the Top 6 Relief Pitchers in April.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/2): Berrios, Buxton, Polanco Lead Lookouts

The Twins reached .500 with their third straight victory over the White Sox on Saturday. Chattanooga also returned to .500 on Saturday with a big win. The Lookouts got big contributions from some major prospects including Jose Berrios, Miguel Sano, Jorge Polanco and Zack Jones. And yes, Byron Buxton’s hot streak continued. In eight games since Doug Mientkiewicz sat him for two games, Buxton is hitting .452 and his batting average has increased from .180 to .284! The Miracle won in dramatic fashion as well!

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Warne Notebook: Injuries, Ex-Twins and Affiliates

The Twins announced a pair of roster moves following Friday night’s game. With Ricky Nolasco (right elbow inflammation) and Brian Duensing (right intercostal strain) set to be activated, the Twins needed to make a pair of moves to free up spots.

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Josmil Pinto And His Bat

Through the early part of the season, the Minnesota Twins knew they were going to be without the services of Josmil Pinto. After taking three swings to the back of the head in a spring training game, there's no doubt the time lost due to injury was going to cost him a roster spot. After a largely unimpressive 2014, Pinto needed to earn his way on, and time simply ran out. Knowing that it's his bat that will carry him at the next level, the promotion is coming, but what will it look like when it does?

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Who Is "This" Mike Pelfrey?

With just one week left to go down in Fort Myers, the Minnesota Twins' spring training campaign was winding down. First year manager Paul Molitor was faced with some tough decisions, and of those, the most important revolved around his starting pitching options. Choosing to send Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen, the veteran pitcher met the decision with anger, criticism, and some angst.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/1): Kernels No-Hit, But Buck Is Back

It was an interesting Friday night in the Twins organization. The big league club got a great start from Kyle Gibson to beat the White Sox. The Lookouts’ bats got rolling. The Miracle and Kernels’ bats did not get going. In fact, one of those teams was involved in a no-hitter. As important to the Twins as anything, Byron Buxton remained on fire, collecting three more hits in the game.

Continue reading below to find out everything that happened in the organization on Friday.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/30): The Stars Shine Bright

I just do not understand how baseball works. The Twins got all over perennial Cy Young candidate Chris Sale on Thursday night en route to trouncing the Chicago White Sox 12-2. Sale was out after just three innings and he had given up nine runs, the most in his career. Trevor May gave up just a pair of runs despite scattering ten hits, but couldn't finish the sixth inning.

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Can Kennys Vargas Make The Adjustment?

There is no denying the fact that Kennys Vargas has been mired in an extended slump.

The Twins watched as their designated hitter swung like he was in quicksand in Seattle, making the situation worse with every swing. For the next two games he sat. The starting lineup time-out was intended to recalibrate and get him to realize that he needed to refocus on his mechanics. Collect, gather and go.

As the smoke cleared after Thursday night’s 12-2 drubbing of the Chicago White Sox, the only Twins hitter in the lineup to not reach base or score was Kennys Vargas. He struck out twice.

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Player's Perspective: MLB Rehab Stints

It might be the highlight of the summer for fans in a minor league town. The chance to watch in person one of the stars for your favorite team, playing right here in your backyard.

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Get To Know: 1B Tyler Kuresa

In June of 2010, the Minnesota Twins used their 11th round draft pick to select a first baseman from Oakmont High School in Roseville, California, Tyler Kuresa. The two sides negotiated right up until the deadline. Reports are that the Twins threw a lot of money at Kuresa, but he chose to go to college. Four years later, the Twins drafted him again, this time in the 16th round out of UC-Santa Barbara. This time, he signed very quickly with the Twins and began his professional career.

Learn much more about Tyler Kuresa, the first baseman for the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

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That's The Ticket: White Sox Preview

It's going to be a crowded weekend for sports fans. Gorgeous weather plus the dreaded White Sox mean it's a perfect weekend to catch a game - but which one? As usual, we break it down scientifically:

Best Game To Watch An Ace Pitcher Before He Serves A Suspension
The White Sox had two pitchers suspended for “five games”: Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija. But Samardzija pitched in Wednesday’s bizarre empty-ballpark game, so Twins fans will only get to watch Sale this series. He pitches Thursday night.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/29): Killer Bees

D.J. Baxendale and James Beresford helped lead their teams to victories, but there was plenty of other news in the system on Wednesday.

The Twins had a trio of players - Phil Hughes, Casey Fien and Jordan Schafer - leave their game with injuries. The original word is that the players would be re-evaluated before anyone was placed on the disabled list.

That seemed to change when Rochester closer Michael Tonkin wasn't used at the end of their game and then after the game it appeared he was recalled to the big club.

There was also a self-inflicted wound announced this evening: Chattanooga reliever/spot-starter/former Top 10 prospect Adrian Salcedo will be suspended 80 games for testing positive for both a PED and a stimulant.

Let's take a look at the three games that were played today.