The Minnesota Twins have added some strength to their pitching rotation with the signing of Phil Hughes on a three-year contract. The 29-year old ended his six-year association with the New York Yankees at the end of last season, signing a three-year deal worth a reported $24 million.
The move to the Twins could well be just what Hughes needs after a tough couple of seasons at the Yankees. The pitcher finished the 2010 season as an All Star after a year in which he went 18-8 with a
The Minnesota Twins are reportedly still discussing a contract with free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia who would fill the position left vacant by Joe Mauer who has announced he is moving to first base.
The speculation in the MLB betting news comes just after the Twins agreed to sign the former LA Dodgers righthander Ricky Nolasco on the biggest contract Minnesota have ever offered to a player.
The record previously belonged to outfielder Josh Willingham,
The list of “needs” for the Minnesota Twins is a long one this off-season. After winning back-to-back American League Central titles in 2009 and 2010, they have now suffered three consecutive losing seasons, finishing 30 games under .500 (66-96) for the second season in a row.
The batting line-up is full of veterans but the whole franchise is threatened by the lack of quality in the starting pitching rotation and that has to be the biggest need for the Twins this off-season.
So that’s why Glen Perkins threw so badly in the latter stages of the season. Twins insiders revealed yesterday our closer underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on 1 October to fix medial meniscus in his right knee, an issue that had been troubling the 30-year-old for some time.
Thankfully, it appears no lasting damage was caused from two months of pitching through the pain and since the surgery Perkins revealed he has felt fine. But it is nevertheless a concern for MLB betting fans
After a modest season at Class A Ceder Rapids, Minnesota Twins pitching prospect, J.O. Berrios, will not participate in the Puerto Rican Winter League this offseason; instead, the youngster will get himself ready for next season.
The 19-year old recorded an 18.00 run average in two relief outings for Puerto Rico at the World Baseball Classic, striking out Robinson Cano. But playing in that tournament put Berrios a couple of weeks behind once he returned to Minnesota camp and
By Joe Short
When Trevor Crowe hit that winning run in the ninth for Houston on Wednesday, Twins fans can be justified for looking for someone to blame. Having clawed our way back into the game with singles in the eighth and ninth, all reliever Brian Duensing had to do was take down three men – he got hit twice.
We fans betting MLB World Series are right to be disappointed with Duensing. In fact, the finger could also point to Liam Hendriks for letting three
Minnesota Twins righthander Samuel Deduno could be set for a short lay-off after doctors confirmed that he has biceps tendinitis which will affect his ability to pitch.
The 30-year-old Dominican complained of a sore shoulder after the recent game against the Chicago White Sox but fans betting MLB World Series are hoping it is only a minor injury that has been caused by the strain of pitching for six months.
Deduno has had a tough campaign since taking part in the World
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After spending a decade slogging his way round the Minor Leagues, Brock Peterson finally achieved his dream of recording a Major League hit during the St Louis Cardinals 11-3 victory against the Phillies.
The 29-year old, making just his second appearance in the majors, was handed his chance following injury to Matt Holliday. Peterson did his case for an extended run in the team by grabbing his first run for the franchise in a comfortable win against the Phillies, much to the delight of fans
The Twins manager, Ron Gardenhire, offered a neat bit of understanding on Tuesday night as he changed Minnesota’s tactics this Spring Training to give Justin Morneau chance to practice his national role before joining up with Team Canada’s for the World Baseball Classic.
Gardenhire confirmed designated hitter, Morneau, would instead start Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays at first base – his preferred position with the Canada side.
The reason: to give Morneau
Last week, Team USA announced its initial roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, with two Twins stars earning a role in the team ahead of the international baseball competition this March.
Our reliever, Glen Perkins, will fight for a place against some of baseball’s best. He is one of four lefties in the roster that includes young Royals pitcher, Tim Collins and San Francisco reliever, Jeremy Affeldt, who pitched in the World Series last fall.
The 2012 season will be remembered by Orioles supporters as one that would provide plenty of hope, but ultimately end in disappointment.
Though they progressed to the post-season courtesy of a Wildcard victory over Texas Rangers, progress was halted by the New York Yankees in the division series, with a failure to win game four ending their hopes of a World Series push.
Ahead of the pre-season a record of 93-69 had been enough to secure second spot in the
In 2005, and following several MLB trade rumours, Ryan Zimmerman was among the first ever group of players to be drafted in by new franchise the Washington Nationals.
He was immediately sent down to the minor league to hone his skills, but it wasn’t long before the former University of Virginia student was making headlines at the very top of Major League Baseball.
His statistics at the bat and in the field as the ball club’s starting third basemen are impressive, and his
When you’re losing matches, it seems like nothing goes your way. Every ball bounces the wrong way, those inches that win points are against you and every opposing player appears to be having a great game.
The Indians knew exactly how that felt earlier this month, when they came close to equalling the worst run of mlb scores in the franchise’s history.
They suffered 11 straight defeats in total and there appeared few rays of sunshine on a horizon that had become increasingly
The Boston Red Sox have made it clear they are looking to make a fresh start after trading four of their highest-paid players to the LA Dodgers, in a trade that has been seen by fans betting MLB as one of the league’s biggest in decades.
Starting pitcher Josh Beckett, first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez, left fielder, Carl Crawford, and infielder, Nick Punto, have left Boston to sign for the Dodgers, with James Loney, Ivan De Jesus, Allen Webster, and two as yet unnamed players heading