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Who's the back-up catcher on this squad?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:13 AM
Kurt Suzuki is the Twins everyday catcher, but even as the everyday catcher, someone else is going to need to kneel behind the plate a co...
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The 25th man for 2015

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:47 AM
OK....we're all still waiting for that ONE MORE MOVE that we JUST KNOW TR is going to make. And we all think and hope it's going to be fo...
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What a holiday present

MLB Baseball Today, 04:47 AM
Delmon Young agreed to a contract for  $2.25 million with incentives to 3 million. Think Delmon has a charmed life? He has collected...
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Who will be the 5th starter?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:02 AM
The venerable Strib posted a Q&A with Terry Ryan. His response to a question on pitching is below. I read it as: - He acknowledges Gi...
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Fryer outrighted to AAA

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:37 AM
With Eric Fryer outrighted to AAA, there are only 2 catchers on the 40 man roster. Presumably this means Ryan and Molitor plan a larger c...
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Mauer Wins Fifth Silver Slugger Award

On Wednesday night, Twins catcher Joe Mauer was presented the American League Silver Slugger Award for catcher. He had previously won the award in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Joe Mauer played in 113 games for the Twins in 2013. He hit .324/.404/.476 (.880). That represents an OPS+ of 144. He hit 35 doubles, 11 homers, drove in 47 RBI. He also walked 61 times. Carlos Santana was the next highest OPS for an AL catcher, at .832. Even with missing the final five or six weeks, Mauer's WAR of 5.4 was a point higher than Santana's 4.4. Salvador Perez was at 4.1 WAR.

With his fifth Silver Slugger, only Mike Piazza (10), Ivan Rodriguez (7) and Lance Parrish (6) have more... Brian McCann, Gary Carter and Jorge Posada each have won five as well.

Former Twins that have won the 2013 Silver Slugger Award include: David Ortiz, Torii Hunter, JJ Hardy and Michael Cuddyer.

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