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ND native Hafner MLB career most likely finished

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Opening day took place for most Major League Baseball teams on Monday. And for the first time in a long time, Travis Hafner, 36, was enjoying the action from his home instead of from a dugout.
Hafner, a 12-year veteran of the big leagues f…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twins lose on Opening Day: Minnesota falls flat, White Sox take Opening Day win

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — Alejandro De Aza seems delighted with his new spot in the Chicago White Sox batting order.
A frequent leadoff hitter during four previous seasons in Chicago, De Aza clubbed two home runs on Monday from his No. 7 spot to help lead Chicago…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twins’ assistant GM Antony: ‘We were trying to give money away’

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A week after openly criticizing Twins hitters for their meek production, assistant general manager Rob Antony on Wednesday lamented the power outage that has defined Minnesota’s spring training.
The Twins rank 28th of 30 major…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twins have bright future with minor leaguers

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The Minnesota Twins have endured three straight seasons of 95-plus losses. But the organization and its fans might get their first looks at the future this season.
The Twins farm system was lauded by a number of reputable media outlets las…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twins caravan stops in Fargo

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan stop in Fargo was delayed by about 30 minutes, as the Twins contingent navigated icy roads during three previous Monday stops across the region prior to the evening program.
But Twins fans escaping the ch…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

$215 million man: Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Kershaw signs 7-year mega-deal

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitching ace Clayton Kershaw agreed to a seven-year, $215 million contract, ESPN.com reported Wednesday.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles first reported the news that includes an opt-out clause in the contract aft…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

$215 million man: Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Kershaw signs 7-year mega-deal

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitching ace Clayton Kershaw agreed to a seven-year, $215 million contract, ESPN.com reported Wednesday.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles first reported the news that includes an opt-out clause in the contract aft…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A Cooperstown trifecta: Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — Pitching teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in results announced on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
The three were chosen in their first …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A Cooperstown trifecta: Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — Pitching teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in results announced on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
The three were chosen in their first …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hurdle, Francona win MOY

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

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For helping his franchise end a national record of futility, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Clint Hurdle was selected the National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday.
The American League honor went to Terry Francona, who led the In…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com