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Article: Twins 6, Tigers 5: Twins Hold Off Tigers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:02 AM
Kyle Gibson had his longest outing of the season and everybody in the lineup recorded a hit, as the Twins celebrated a victory on the nig...
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Article: Catching Curiosities

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:58 AM
Twins pitchers have been much more successful this season when Jason Castro has been behind the plate. Are there stats we can point to th...
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Article: No Garcia Trade: Braves Balk At Twins’ Prospect’...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:53 AM
The reason Jaime Garcia pitched a gem in an Atlanta Braves uniform last night -- adding a grand slam at the plate for good measure -- rat...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Perkins Return...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:39 AM
Injuries can be devastating to the careers of players. Some of the best players in baseball history have seen their careers cut short bec...
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Game Thread: Twins vs. Detroit, 7/22/2017, 6:40-ish PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:29 AM
Greetings, and welcome to the game thread.     1.) As almost all of us know, this weekend the organization is recognizing the 3...
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Catching Curiosities

Twins pitchers have been much more successful this season when Jason Castro has been behind the plate. Are there stats we can point to that prove he’s a far superior game caller/pitcher whisperer than Chris Gimenez? Or are there too many variables that cloud the numbers?

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Twins 6, Tigers 5: Twins Hold Off Tigers

Kyle Gibson had his longest outing of the season and everybody in the lineup recorded a hit, as the Twins celebrated a victory on the night they honored the 1987 World Series championship team. The Twins built a 6-0 lead and it appeared they’d coast to victory, but things got way too interesting in the final two innings.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Perkins Returns, Hurlbut Rolls

Injuries can be devastating to the careers of players. Some of the best players in baseball history have seen their careers cut short because of surgeries and the injuries that caused them to go under the knife. It seems rare for players to be able to avoid the injury bug for their entire career. However, it can be a momentous occasion when a player is finally able to return to the game they love.

Glen Perkins hadn't pitched in a baseball game in almost 13 months. On Saturday, he was able to step back on the mound in a rookie league game and feel like he was getting closer to his goal. He still might be a way off from regaining his All-Star form but it was a step in the right direction.

Read on to see how he fared in his return to the mound...

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No Garcia Trade: Braves Balk At Twins’ Prospect’s Health

The reason Jaime Garcia pitched a gem in an Atlanta Braves uniform last night -- adding a grand slam at the plate for good measure -- rather than making travel arrangements to Minnesota appears to be because the Braves had concerns regarding the prospect the Twins made available in the trade talks.

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Tigers 6, Twins 3: Bad Santana

Ervin Santana lasted just 3.1 innings, and it took him 95 pitches to get that far into the ballgame. The Twins couldn’t dig themselves out of the hole, but the loss didn’t cloud an exciting night at Target Field in which Tom Kelly’s statue was unveiled and the 1987 reunion weekend kicked off.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/21): Wade HR Extends Chattanooga's Hot Streak

Prospect mavens across Twins Territory were bracing for impact all day Friday, anxiously awaiting details on the rumored Jaime Garcia trade with Atlanta. That deal never happened, but it was a good reminder that now is as good a time as ever to get acquainted with the system.

There were plenty of notable performances Friday night, including Brent Rooker recording his first hit with Fort Myers. And his second … and third. Also, LaMonte Wade hit a big homer for the Lookouts, Tim Melville was brilliant for the Red Wings, Joe Cronin cracked a couple of homers for the Kernels and Akil Baddoo had a nice debut with E-Town.

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Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 7/21 @ 7:10pm CT

Admit it… you all had the Astros, Yankees and Dodgers circled on the July Calendar. You were all overlooking Detroit in between and now the Tigers are in town for a 3-game series and they must be dealt with.

It was the Astros, Yankees and Dodgers that were supposed to knock the Twins out of contention but that hasn’t happened yet. The Twins came out of the break 2.5 games behind the Indians. The Twins faced the Astros and Yankees while the Indians had the lowly A’s and Giants. The Twins went 3-3 while the Indians went 1-5 and now we are .5 games back so it’s back to the drawing board because you all need a new plan.

Here are some things to think about:

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A Bump In The Road For The Saints

Even during a season filled with broken records, awards and accolades, you are still bound to hit a bump in the road every now and then, and one of those times is now for the Saints. A tough home stand followed by an even tougher trip north of the border has the team now sitting three games back of the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the North Division. Let’s recap, and look ahead.

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Twins Now A Destination For Pitching

Going into 2017, arguably the biggest question mark for the Minnesota Twins was on the mound. Who could be counted upon in the starting rotation? Who would take the ball in relief? With no real moves made to bulk up either corps, there could have been cause for panic. However, the Twins have flipped the script on an old narrative.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/20): Barnes Continues To Dominate Appy League

It was a full day of game action throughout the Twins minor league system. Offense wasn’t real strong for many of the teams, but there were some really nice wins. There were a couple of strong pitching performances. There was also a position player who got to pitch, which is always fun. There were a few transactions including hearing part of a trade that will bring the Twins a left-handed starting pitcher. All that and more.

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Twins Close To Acquiring LHP Jaime Garcia?

Update Friday 4:44 - It's now been about 24 hours since Ken Rosenthal first tweeted that the Twins were close to acquiring Jaime Garcia. As things sit right now, Garcia is set to start for Atlanta and the trade talks are on hold as other teams are now involved. This has been very interesting, with several twists and turns. It will be nice to see it resolved, whatever that means. As fans, however, it is nice to know that the Twins front office is being aggressive and pursuing players as buyers at this time.

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Ken Rosenthal was first to report that the Minnesota Twins are close to acquiring veteran LHP Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves.

Recently Rhett Bollinger tweeted that the Twins will trade a minor leaguer to the Braves to complete the deal. Jon Heyman has confirmed that it is a one-for-one deal.

As of midnight Thursday night/Friday morning, the deal was not complete, but most seem to believe that it will still happen.

As the deal becomes final and we learn more about the specifics, we will update this article.

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Deadline Primer: The National League West

We are less than two weeks away from the July 31 trade deadline. It is still fair to question whether the Twins are going to be buyers or sellers, both or neither at the deadline. They are 3-3 in six games against the Astros (1-2) and Yankees (2-1) and have stayed above .500. They are a half a game behind Cleveland in the American League Central, and they are half a game behind the Yankees for the second wild card spot.

So who are the players that might be available in a trade?