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Article: Is Ervin Santana Really A Midseason Addition?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:41 AM
In just a few more days, the Minnesota Twins will be afforded the opportunity to see their $55 million free agent acquisition in action....
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Article: J.O. Berrios Continues The Climb

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:41 AM
Going into the 2015 season, few Twins prospects brought more intrigue than Jose Berrios. The 2012 first-round pick (32nd overall), has fl...
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Molitor is a mediocre manager

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:06 AM
Yet another extra innings loss where Perkins doesn't throw one pitch. Unacceptable. Bullpen usage has been a big fat F from him this year...
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Game Thread, Twins@Royals, 7/3, 7:10 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:04 PM
The Twins look to carry momentum from last night's win into tonight. Tommy Milone (4-1, 3.19) faces Jeremy Guthrie (6-5, 5.68) first pitc...
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2015 mid season look at Twins '16 OF........

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:33 PM
......and possibly Torii Hunter. ToriiHunter? For 2016? Hold on. We'll come back around to this again. This is the kind of thread that wi...
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Is Ervin Santana Really A Midseason Addition?

In just a few more days, the Minnesota Twins will be afforded the opportunity to see their $55 million free agent acquisition in action. After serving his performance-enhancing drug related suspension, Ervin Santana will rejoin the 25-man roster and the starting rotation for the Twins.


J.O. Berrios Continues The Climb

Going into the 2015 season, few Twins prospects brought more intrigue than Jose Berrios. The 2012 first-round pick (32nd overall), has flown through the minor leagues, and his sights were set even higher. Suggesting he wanted to make a splash in spring training, Berrios is now staring his final hurdle in the face.


Twins Minor League Hitter Of The Month - June 2015

We have named our Reliever of the Month (Brandon Peterson) and our Starting Pitcher of the Month (Taylor Rogers), so now it’s time to consider who should be the Minnesota Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month for June 2015. There weren’t as many hitters that had noteworthy months. However, there is a threesome at the top of this list that would rival any other threesome. And this list doesn’t even include Byron Buxton who hit .370/.444/.435 (.879) in 12 games before his promotion to the Twins.


Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Miguel Sano Debuts

Miguel Sano made his MLB debut on Thursday evening and (of course) picked up his first career hit via an infield single in the top of the ninth inning at Kauffman stadium in Kansas City. He's a huge young man, just starting his (hopefully) huge MLB career. Oh, and the Twins won thanks to a spectacular eight-inning shutout from Kyle Gibson capped by a Glen Perkins save.


St. Paul Saints. Can't Stop. Won't Stop.

The third home stand of the year at beautiful CHS Field started on Friday, June 19th as the top two teams from the Central Division visited St. Paul. The Gary SouthShore Railcats (2nd) and Sioux City Explorers (1st) both came to town for three games apiece.

Like they have all year, the Saints continue to win series after series. Using great pitching and their explosive offense the home team took two of three from each visitor, making the Saints ten for ten in series victories this season. No words needed. Just enjoy the ride.


Joe Mauer's Going Oppo...Again

There isn’t a more polarizing figure on the Minneapolis sports landscape than Joe Mauer. It’s not hard to see, either. For instance, have a look at social media when Mauer gets a day off — any day off — and how the average fan reacts to it. Never mind the fact that Mauer came into Wednesday tied with Brian Dozier for the most games played on the team.


Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher Of The Month - June 2015

We already handed out the “award” for Reliever of the Month to Lookouts RHP Brandon Peterson. Now we turn our attention to the starting pitchers and recognize some terrific performances. This month, the choice was difficult. What’s also exciting is that the Twins are getting strong starting pitching performances each month at the upper levels of the minor leagues, adding to their depth.

With that, let's start our list of the Top 5 Starting Pitchers for June. We had a chance to catch up with this month’s choice as well.


Molitor Hints At Six-Man Rotation

Ervin Santana’s return to the Minnesota Twins is imminent and this presents an interesting personnel decision for the team. On Twins Radio prior to Wednesday’s game against the Red, manager Paul Molitor did not offer any hints as to the direction the Twins wants to go.

“I think everyone is excited that we are going to be adding a pitcher of Ervin’s quality to our staff,” Molitor told Cory Provus on the pregame show. “I haven’t talked to the AAA staff, I just saw the numbers and like everyone else, we’re really happy to see his last start there was good in terms of command and efficiency and results. So we’re gonna get through today and probably the next 24 or 48 hours make an announcement when he’s gonna pitch for us.”

As it lays out, the open date in the rotation is Sunday against the Royals in Kansas City but Molitor was mum regarding whether or not that would be Santana’s start.


Twins Sign Dominican SS Wander Javier

The Twins made a splash early in the International Free Agency signing period by signing 16-year-old shortstop Wander Javier from the Dominican Republic for $4 million. MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez was the first to report it this morning.


Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month - June 2015

Each month here at Twins Daily, we post our choices for Twins minor league relief pitcher, starting pitcher and hitter of the month. Today, I want to share with you some of the top relief pitchers in the Twins minor league system in the month of June. You can get to know a little more about this month's choice for Top Reliever of the Month.

I'll follow up over the next 24 hours with the starting pitcher and hitter of the month.


Twins Minor League Report (7/1): Arcia Stars; Minier Walks Off

The Twins lost a pitching duel to Johnny Cueto on Wednesday and sent Kennys Vargas to Chattanooga after the game. There was no corresponding move announced by the club, but indications are that Miguel Sano (!) will be joining the Twins in Kansas City.

The Kernels also made a move, activating Randy Rosario from the DL and sending Keaton Steele to the DL with shoulder impingement. Rosario underwent Tommy John surgery last April and has been rehabbing in the GCL.
Today it was announced that the Twins signed sixth-round pick OF Chris Paul to a $50K deal. That comes in way under slot. You can learn more about Paul in the Twins Draftbook, which is available for only $2.99. The Paul bonus was reported in there a week ago.


Game Thread Twins@Royals 7/2 7:10PM

It's the 1st place Royals... It's a 4 game series. So it's OK to be greedy and hope for the sweep.

Dorothy once said... Toto... I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore. Toto once said... Hold the Line... Love isn't always on time... and Kansas once said... Carry on my Wayward Son... There'll be peace when you are done.

These games will be played in Missouri and I can't tie that together with anything.

Here are some things to think about: