1. Sunday's Minnesota Twins Minor League Short Hops

    • Snappers outfielder Aaron Hicks snapped a 10-game hitting streak in game one of yesterday's double-header against Cedar Rapids. During that period, Hicks hit .349 and drove in six RBI...

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  2. Carl Pavano Should Provide the Twins with Some Much-Needed Stability

    After a tough series in Cleveland, the Twins finally acquired a pitcher, which should have happened a week earlier. While it's tough to fault the Twins for not making a second move at the trade deadline, we can all agree that another move was necessary...

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  3. Francisco Liriano's Return to Form: It All Starts with the Fastball

    A year ago, almost to the date, Francisco Liriano was returning from an extended stay in Triple-A Rochester where he worked on getting his arm back to where it was prior to his Tommy John surgery...

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  4. Fixing a Gas Leak

    After an absolutely horrid start to the season, the bullpen looked to be turning things around in May and June. But at such an inconvenient time, when the starting pitching started taking a nose-dive, the bullpen followed suit...

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  5. Twins Minor League Month in Review: July

    First, to take a look at June's Minor League Month in Review, click here.The short-season leagues finally had a full month under their belts, but both teams remain at the top of their divisions...

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  6. Twins, A's swap shortstops

    Update 3:10: Joe Christensen said (via his Twitter page) that the Twins are done trading. They worked on deals for Heath Bell, Jon Rauch and Mike Wuertz up until the deadline...

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  7. Orlando Cabrera to Twins Trade Getting Closer to Completion

    According to MLB-trade-deadline-buzz:-Thursday%27s-edition">multiple sources on Thursday night, the Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics have made a lot of progress in trade talks to send ...

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  8. Minnesota Twins: Alternatives For Freddy Sanchez

    It sounds like the Giants and Pirates are close on a trade involving Freddy Sanchez. Along with the Giants, the Twins have also expressed great interest in Sanchez...

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  9. Twins showing strong interest in Orlando Cabrera

    Since the two teams met up in Oakland last week, the Twins and Athletics have been linked to trade talks surrounding shortstop Orlando Cabrera. Cabrera is a 34-year-old shortstop with declining defensive and offensive abilities...

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  10. A Quick Q&A with Minnesota Twins Pitching Prospect Tyler Robertson

    In light of last night's collapse, I figured this was the best time to post another Q&A. This time, it is with Tyler Robertson. Robertson is a 6'5'' south-paw who was drafted by the Twins in the third round of the 2006 draft...

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  11. Minnesota Twins Sign Mark Grudzielanek

    Seth Stohs reported yesterday that the Twins and free agent second baseman Mark Grudzielanek have agreed to terms on a Minor League contract. Grudzielanek will report to Ft...

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  12. Q&A: David Bromberg

    The Twins drafted David Bromberg in the 32nd round of the 2005 draft. He grew up near Santa Monica, California where he attended both Palisades High School and Santa Ana College...

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  13. Q&A: Alex Burnett, Minnesota Twins Prospect

    This is the first Q&A I've done in a long time, so I hope everyone enjoys it.Alex Burnett has been a great presence throughout the Twins system since they drafted him in the 12th round of the 2005 draft...

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  14. Twins Call up Kevin Mulvey

    La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting that the Twins have called up right-handed pitcher Kevin Mulvey from Triple-A Rochester while optioning catcher Jose Morales...

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  15. This Is Do Or Die For Casilla, Twins

    The Twins announced after Sunday's game that they have called up infielder Alexi Casilla from Triple-A Rochester while sending down Matt Tolbert. Casilla was pulled out of Sunday's game after hitting a first inning home run...

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  16. Danny Rams, Tyler Ladendorf promoted to Beloit

    Both Tyler Ladendorf and Danny Rams were both promoted from Elizabethton to Beloit where they will try to help get a struggling Snappers team back on track. The two were a tandem wrecking crew, feasting on Appalachian League pitching...

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  17. Yankees-Twins: Evil Empire Strikes Again, Minnesota Faces AJ Burnett

    I know that saying this may sound cliché, and saying it sounds cliché may be cliché (still with me?), but this is a really important series for the Minnesota Twins...

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  18. MLB: International Recruiting Update

    Yesterday marked the beginning of the International signing period in which players not from the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico can sign with ball clubs.The one player everyone is interested in hearing about is Miguel Angel Sano...

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  19. Twins, Pirates Are Currently Connected at Hip

    The Twins and Pirates have been linked together quite a bit in recent weeks. Probably most notably (at least up to this point), the two teams are reported front-runners to ink the (believed) 16-year-old shortstop phenom Miguel Angel Sano...

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  20. Minor League Month In Review: June

    First, to take a look at May's Minor League Month in Review, click here.The short-season leagues started this month, which caused quite a bit of player movement throughout the minor league system...

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  21. It's Time for Steven Tolleson

    The Minnesota Twins have had a lot of concerns early this season. Some are injuries, but the most are players just not getting the job done...

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  22. Minnesota Twins Can't Stay Over .500

    The Twins came in the game at 39-38, and it seems as though nobody can remember the last time they were two games over .500. As La Velle E...

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  23. Twins Game Balls: Man I Suck at Updating These

    Game Ball #72June 23, 2009 vs. Milwaukee BrewersCarlos Gomez—Center FieldLine: 3-5, 2 runs, double, 2 RBI Game Ball #73June 24, 2009 vs...

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  24. Moving on up: Danny Valencia

    Short-season leagues start today, which will result in many teams adjusting rosters from the top to the bottom in order to fill out rosters throughout the system...

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  25. Minnesota Twins Reportedly Call-Up Bobby Keppel

    UPDATE (2:45 PM): It was in fact Luis Ayala who was DFA'd. We'll see if he accepts an assignment, but that's doubtful...

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