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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

Subjectively, Minnesota isn’t as bad as it appears

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — By several objective measures, the Twins are having another disappointing season at the plate.
They rank 22nd in the majors with 92 home runs, 24th in strikeout rate (21.3 percent), 20th in batting average (.249) and 27th with runner…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twins place Buxton on seven-day concussion DL

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Mike Berardino
St. Paul Pioneer Press
The Twins placed top prospect Byron Buxton on the seven-day concussion disabled list Thursday, one day after an outfield collision with teammate Mike Kvasnicka for Double-A New Britain.
Buxton, 20, was maki…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

Fill-in Swarzak pitches Twins past Indians

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak has made no bones about his desire to become a full-time starting pitcher one day.

Wednesday, Swarzak looked like a guy who belongs in a rotation.

The right-hander, who has appeared in 30 g…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.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

Dozier homers twice, Twins beat Rockies 13-5

July 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

DENVER — Minnesota starter Phil Hughes survived his Coors Field debut Sunday, and the Twins, who saw most of their early lead vanish, piled on the Colorado Rockies late to rout them 13-5.

The Twins pounded out a season-high 18 hits, includi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Minnesota seeing stars: Twins’ Perkins, Suzuki named to All-Star roster

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — In the weeks leading up to Sunday’s announcement, Glen Perkins tried to play it cool.
If he were selected for the first Twin Cities All-Star Game in three decades, that would be great. If not, so be it.
After the Twins closer fina…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota seeing stars: Twins’ Perkins, Suzuki named to All-Star roster

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — In the weeks leading up to Sunday’s announcement, Glen Perkins tried to play it cool.
If he were selected for the first Twin Cities All-Star Game in three decades, that would be great. If not, so be it.
After the Twins closer fina…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com