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Article: MIN 6, BOS 2: Bats Get to Boston Bullpen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:52 AM
Chris Sale was his usual amazing self, but Jose Berrios kept the Twins in the game and Eduardo Escobar worked his Fogo magic once again....
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/19): All-Star Festi...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:52 AM
It was a busy night in the system on Tuesday, as the short season leagues have kicked off and two affiliate’s leagues played their All-St...
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Article: Lance Lynn Was Worth The Wait

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:43 AM
It has been an eventful last few months for Lance Lynn to say the least. It all started back in November, when he became a free agent for...
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Article: Week in Review: DEFCON 1

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:41 AM
There's still time left for Minnesota to salvage this wayward campaign, but here in mid-June we're approaching a point of no return if th...
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Game Thread: Twins vs Red Sox, 6/20 @ 7:10 PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:41 AM
That game last night was something that I expected to see from the Twins lineup on most nights. Driving in guys when they have the chance...
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MIN 6, BOS 2: Bats Get to Boston Bullpen

Chris Sale was his usual amazing self, but Jose Berrios kept the Twins in the game and Eduardo Escobar worked his Fogo magic once again. This one was scoreless through five, and Boston actually struck first. Things were tied up at 2-2 before the Twins broke out with a four-run bottom of the eighth inning.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/19): All-Star Festivities and De La Cruz the Destroyer

It was a busy night in the system on Tuesday, as the short season leagues have kicked off and two affiliate’s leagues played their All-Star games. The Minnesota Twins farm teams went 4-0 on the night, and a little-known player out of the Dominican Republic had an incredible game in the Gulf Coast League.

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Royce Lewis: Patellar Tendinopathy

(Twins Daily Note: In a Jeff Johnson story in The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Royce Lewis noted that he has been diagnosed with Patellar tendinitis and he has been playing with the injury for about a month. He did play in the Midwest League All Star game on Tuesday night, so it is considered a minor injury. Today, Heezy tells us all about patellar tendinitis.)

The Twins community recently received some concerning news about highly-regarded prospect Royce Lewis. Lewis left the Cedar Rapids Kernels Saturday game with what is being reported as ‘patellar tendinitis’, which has been causing him trouble off-and-on for about a month. But what is ‘patellar tendinitis’ exactly? And what might it mean for Royce going forward? Let’s discuss:

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Lance Lynn Was Worth The Wait

It has been an eventful last few months for Lance Lynn to say the least. It all started back in November, when he became a free agent for the first time in his career and was given a qualifying offer by the St. Louis Cardinals. At the time it was unanimously considered that Lynn made the correct decision in turning down the offer, but as the strange offseason progressed Lynn kept going unsigned.

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Happy Birthday, Moneyball!

Happy birthday, Moneyball!

Yes, as Yahoo’s Jeff Passan alerted us via Twitter over breakfast this morning, Michael Lewis’ seminal baseball book, Moneyball, was released 15 years ago today.

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2018 GCL Twins Roster Preview

On Monday, the GCL Twins began their 2018 season with a win against the GCL Orioles. After previewing the Elizabethton Twinsyesterday, today we preview the Gulf Coast League Twins.

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Is Paul Molitor the Right Man to Lead the Twins?

Shortly after they hired Paul Molitor as manager in November of 2014, the Twins invited me to Target Field for a one-on-one interview with him. They had asked if I'd write a feature on the newly minted skipper for their season preview publication, and I gladly accepted.

Upon meeting Molitor, I was impressed with the man. That continues to this day. But I've never really been able to figure out how impressed I am with the manager. Right now, it's difficult to assuage the nagging doubts.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/18): Arraez, Sano Lead Miracle Win

While the Rochester Red Wings had the day off, and the Chattanooga Lookouts and Cedar Rapids Kernels started their All-Star breaks, today we post our first short-season game summary. The GCL Twins played their first game of the 2018 season and gave new manager Dan Ramsey his first win as a professional manager.

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Minnesota Twins 2018 MLB Draft Signing Tracker

Now that all 40 rounds of the 2018 MLB Draft are in the books, it’s time for us to sit back and see which of the Twins 39 picks end up signing with the team and which decide to pursue other aspirations. We will be updating this post as each of the Twins picks sign along with the amount money that they sign for.

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2018 Elizabethton Twins Roster Preview

In 2017, the Elizabethton Twins won the Appalachian League championship. The team will begin their quest to defend the title on Tuesday night when they host the Burlington Royals at Joe O’Brien Stadium in Elizabethton.

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Week in Review: DEFCON 1

There's still time left for Minnesota to salvage this wayward campaign, but here in mid-June we're approaching a point of no return if the losses don't quit piling up.

Accordingly, the Twins set into motion last week a series of moves aimed at saving their season. These included activating Joe Mauer from the disabled list, lining up Byron Buxton for a rehab stint, sliding Brian Dozier to a very unfamiliar lineup spot, and – most drastically – shipping Miguel Sano to Ft. Myers for a full-on professional and personal reboot.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/17): Kirilloff Doubles Twice

Life as a minor league player can be tough. Few players ever get to live out their dream as a regular player at the big league level. For every player who realizes their dream, another player is forced to be released or find another organization to keep his dream alive.

Right-handed pitcher Zack Jones was released from the Twins organization on Sunday. The 27-year old was drafted by the organization in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He pitched seven years in the minor leagues and reached Triple-A once in 2016. This actually came in the Brewers organization after being taken by Milwaukee in the Rule 5 Draft.

This year with the Lookouts he had a 2.49 ERA in 25.1 innings with a 39 to 25 strikeout to walk ratio. He was over 2.5 years older than the competition in the Southern League.