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Santana agrees to 4-year deal with Twins

December 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

SAN DIEGO — The Twins have completed a four-year agreement with free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana, two people with direct knowledge said. Santana, who turns 32 on Friday, will receive a guarantee of $54 million and salaries of $13.5 million in …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Santana agrees to 4-year deal with Twins

December 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

SAN DIEGO — The Twins have completed a four-year agreement with free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana, two people with direct knowledge said. Santana, who turns 32 on Friday, will receive a guarantee of $54 million and salaries of $13.5 million in …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hunter insists he still has ‘some bullets left’

December 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — At one point during Wednesday’s news conference at Target Field, Torii Hunter joked that he keeps his “six-pack” abdominal muscles for his wife.
As the 39-year-old outfielder winked at his wife in the first row, Katrina Hunter …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hunter insists he still has ‘some bullets left’

December 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — At one point during Wednesday’s news conference at Target Field, Torii Hunter joked that he keeps his “six-pack” abdominal muscles for his wife.
As the 39-year-old outfielder winked at his wife in the first row, Katrina Hunter …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Molitor: bringing back Brunansky ‘easy’ choice

November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — One of the reasons Twins manager Paul Molitor expresses optimism about the 2015 season, he said, is the way the 2014 team refused to wilt.
Minnesota might have lost 92 games, but is wasn’t a pushover.
Molitor’s first official ad…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Royals rally past Twins: Escobar hit a 2-run, go-ahead triple to lead Kansas City over Minnesota

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rookie Yordano Ventura pitched seven strong innings, and Alcides Escobar laced a two-run triple in a four-run seventh as the Kansas City Royals downed the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday night.
Ventura (8-8) was pulled after 103 pi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Saved by the Red Sox, Twins get right catcher

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Twins’ most productive move at the non-waiver trade deadline was the signing of Kurt Suzuki to a contract extension. Everyone can thank the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals for that.
Remember that the Twins were hot after A.J. Pierzynski…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Price is right as Rays top Twins

July 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Tampa Bay pitcher David Price made a scary confirmation for the rest of the baseball world Saturday night following a 5-1 Rays win over the Minnesota Twins.
After Price pitched eight shutout innings, looking sometimes dominant and si…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Umpire’s All-Star Game experience like no other

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Folks, we have a winner in the contest for best ever all-star memory.
On a gorgeous San Diego afternoon in 1992, St. Paul’s Tim Tschida found himself in baseball heaven. A young umpire at the time, he was scheduled to work his first All-Star Game …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Reliving old memories: Fans remember moments from the past during All-Star FanFest

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Bruce Ekholm gasped when he saw the small, weathered baseball glove in a glass display case.
The 57-year-old baseball fan pulled out his smart phone and took a picture of the glove, which southpaw Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia Ath…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com