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Article: MIN 9, TB 4: Twins Shell Blake Snell

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:45 AM
Coming off their first losing week of the season, and the lead in the division down to seven and a half games over the Cleveland Indians,...
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Article: Shoring Up Twins Bullpen Will Be a Mighty Challenge

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:36 AM
Are great relievers born? Made? Produced artificially in a laboratory somewhere deep in the Nevadan desert?We don't know the answer. If y...
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Article: Luis Arráez: Hitting Machine

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:30 AM
Luis Arráez, the guy that knows how to hit a baseball.He is just 22 years old but already made his MLB debut more than a month ago, when...
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Article: MLB All-Star Election Day: What You Need to Know

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:06 AM
It’s Election Day.No, we aren’t voting for new members of Congress, but fans will get to pick out the starters for MLB’s All-Star Game in...
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Week in Review: Next Man Up

Injuries were the story of the week for the Twins as two starters and a bench player ended up going on the IL. Byron Buxton was hit by a pitch, Marwin Gonzalez strained his hamstring, and Ehire Adrianza has abdominal issues. This meant the Twins were forced to go with the “next man up” mantra.

How did the new crew of players fare this week?

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Twins Minor League Report (6/23): Sands Strong in Return from IL

The Twins ended an up-and-down week with a tough loss in Kansas City. Luckily, there was some good news from down on the pond. Cole Sands came off the injured list and pitched very well. Nick Gordon added another multi-hit game and this time they were both for extra bases. Cedar Rapids found themselves in a back-and-forth contest, but would they have enough to come back in the end?

All that and more in this edition of the Twins Daily Minor League Report.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 432: Chasing Aces

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' first truly bad week, five ace starters the Twins could (and should) pursue at the trade deadline, adding Cody Allen on a minor-league deal, Miguel Sano's highs and lows, injuries reshaping the lineup, and being careful what you wish for. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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How Miguel Sano Can Fix His Swing

When Miguel Sano first arrived in Minnesota in 2015, Twins team president Dave St. Peter said that fans “don't want to miss a Miguel Sano at-bat because you just never know what might happen, and at any given moment, he may hit a home run 500-plus feet. That's a trait very few players have.”

In August 2015 during the Summer of Sano, the rookie bashed nine home runs, one dinger every 10.78 at bats. He also struck out in 38 percent of his plate appearances. Four seasons later, Sano still has that massive power. He has hit a home run in one out of every 11.67 at bats in 2019. He also has struck out in 42 percent of his plate appearances. From day one it’s an all-or-nothing approach for Sano but the narrative feels like it is trending more to the nothing.

It does not have to be this way. Sano doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing hitter. Here's how he can move toward being a complete hitter.

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KC 6, MIN 1: Bad Inning Spoils Awesome Uniforms

On a day in which both teams paid homage to the Negro Leagues by wearing throwback Negro League uniforms, one bad inning sunk Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins. They lost in Kansas City, splitting the four-game series, primarily due to a five-run third inning for the Royals.

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It’s Time to Start Trusting Tyler Duffey in High Leverage Situations

All winter, the biggest area the Twins needed to address was the back end of the bullpen. However, the only reliever that they signed to support the bullpen was Blake Parker, which was a little underwhelming to many Twins fans. Fortunately, there have been a few guys, like Taylor Rogers and Ryne Harper, within the organization that have stepped up in a big way so far this year. Well, as it turns out, there is another reliever within the organization who has pitched very well this year, and it is time to start throwing him in bigger spots. I am talking, of course, about Tyler Duffey.

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Potential Twins Bullpen Target: Ty Buttrey, RHP, Angels

It's no secret, the Twins will be seeking bullpen help as the trade deadline approaches. The current group of relievers has helped get the Twins where they are, but let's face it, there is plenty of evidence that suggests upgrades are required. Who may be available? Today we're going to look at a Ty Buttrey of the Angels.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/22) Wind ‘Em Up And Let Her Fly

Yet another full slate of games were actually played in full today (a rarity this year) that came with some great starting pitching performances. That, a new but familiar name, and the notable rise of a meteoric prospect in this edition of the minor league report.

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Twins Sign RHP Cody Allen (Minor League Deal)

In the offseason, many Twins fans assumed that the team would sign RHP Cody Allen to its bullpen. He signed with the Angels. They released him and now reports indicate that the Twins have signed the veteran.

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MIN 5, KC 3: Twins Win Nail-Biter in Extras

A rare blown save from Taylor Rogers sent the game to extra innings, but C.J. Cron led the offensive rally in the tenth inning and Minnesota took the third game of the series against the Royals. The Twins become the first team in the American League to reach 50 wins this year.

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MIN 8, KC 7: Losing Streak Snapped Again

Minnesota looked to once again avoid a three game losing streak and turned to Martin Perez to be the stopper. Perez struggled early, settled in for a bit before falling apart again in the fifth but a late rally gave Minnesota the win and kept their longest losing streak of the season to only two games.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/21): Brent Rooker is Burning

That fire? Oh, don’t worry, that’s just Brent Rooker. In today’s doubleheader for Rochester, Rooker reached safely in six of his seven plate appearances. Hit hit a home run for the fourth straight day and added a pair of doubles for good measure.

Come see what else happened across the system Friday.