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Ryan Eades on his MLB Call-up / Debut As the focus of pitching in modern baseball shifts from starters to the bullpen, teams have used their minor league system to essentially add a 26th man - usually a reliever - to their roster by continually shuffling players between Triple A and the big leagues.
Game 72: Red Sox at Twins Talking MadBum trade rumors with McCovey Chronicles Should the Twins pull the trigger, or no? A meaningful starter upgrade will be hard to come by for the Twins Look, it's not gonna be easy to just trade for an "ace" This Article has a component height of 4.
Arraez returns; Adrianza to 10-day IL One more thing… The Twins have made another move today, sending infielder Ehire Adrianza to the 10-day IL with what's being described as "abdominal issues." Thankfully, the Twins have some offensive depth this year. Rejoining the club is Luis Arraez, who hit.375 in a strong 10-game cup of coffee earlier this season.
Twins put Buxton, Adrianza on injured list; Cave, Arraez called up Buxton's move is retroactive to Saturday, a day after he was hit on the right wrist with a pitch during a game against the Royals. So he can return June 25. Adrianza has abdominal issues.
Minnesota Twins place Ehire Adrianza on 10-day IL with abdominal issues The Minnesota Twins placed versatile infielder Ehire Adrianza on the 10-day injured list Tuesday retroactive to June 17 with abdominal issues. Fellow infielder Luis Arraez is rejoining the Twins in his place. Adrianza has appeared in 43 games for the Twins this season and is hitting.271 with four home runs.
Twins Sign Ian Krol The Twins have signed left-hander Ian Krol to a minor league contract, according to Nate Rowan, Triple-A Rochester's director of communications. Krol has already joined Rochester's roster. The 28-year-old Krol was previously with the Reds, who inked him to a minors deal over the winter.
Minnesota Twins CF Byron Buxton lands on the injured list Minnesota Twins Gold Glove center fielder Byron Buxton has found himself on the 10-day injured list once again. Having a stellar year so far, Byron Buxton hits an unfortunate snag by landing back on the injured list with what's being called a wrist contusion.
Twins place Byron Buxton on injured list, recall Jake Cave The Twins put Byron Buxton on the 10-day injured list with a contusion on his right wrist. The center fielder hasn't played since being hit by a pitch and leaving a 2-0 victory over Kansas City early on Friday. To replace Buxton on the 25-man roster, the Twins have recalled outfielder Jake Cave from Triple-A Rochester.
Twins place Byron Buxton on injured list with bruised wrist; Cave recalled The move is retroactive to Saturday, a day after Buxton was hit on the wrist with a pitch during a game against the Royals. So he can return June 25. Buxton tested the wrist before Monday's game, tests that included swinging in the indoor batting cage.
Byron Buxton hits IL; Jake Cave recalled Despite improving every day, Buxton needs a little more time.
Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton lands on 10-day IL with wrist contusion The Minnesota Twins placed Buxton on the 10-day injured list with a wrist contusion Tuesday retroactive to June 15. Buxton was a hit by a pitch Friday in a game against the Kansas City Royals, and was originally dubbed "day-to-day" by manager Rocco Baldelli.
Twins Place Byron Buxton On 10-Day IL The Twins have placed outfielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day injured list, per a club announcement. He is still recovering from a right wrist contusion that was suffered recently on a hit-by-pitch. It had been hoped that the injury would not require a trip to the IL, but Buxton evidently needs a bit more time off.
Jose Berrios thriving in Minnesota Twins' revamped rotation He's not alone at the top of the Minnesota Twins' rotation anymore, but Jose Berrios is in the midst of another big season.
Early candidates for Twins Most Improved Player of the Year Odorizzi, who has started 14 times so far this season, also has improved his rates-per-nine across the board from last year so far. He's reached 10.0 K/9 right now, along with 6.2 H/9, 0.7 HR/9, and 2.8 BB/9 - all substantially better than his career numbers before this season.
In Case You Forgot, The Minnesota Twins are in First Place In case you forgot, the Minnesota Twins are still in first place in the AL Central. Back at the end of April I wrote a article on how good the Twins were playing and how much fun this season may turn out to be. That article was met with skepticism and criticism from some that I was getting way too excited about a team only a month into the season.
Talking MadBum trade rumors with McCovey Chronicles The other day, Charley Walters and Darren Wolfson reported that the Twins were talking with the San Francisco Giants about a potential trade to acquire left handed starter Madison Bumgarner. Doogie also says its a bit early in the process, but that has never stopped rampant fan speculation.
A meaningful starter upgrade will be hard to come by for the Twins Again, the Twins could hypothetically afford that, but if fans hated the team paying Joe Mauer $23 million to play for them each year, imagine how they'll feel about paying Scherzer $15 million to NOT play for the Twins. Once again, either Washington would have to pick up a lot of the money, or else give us a good deal in prospect costs.
Evaluating Miguel Sano after his first full month How is the former top prospect doing in 2019?
Ranking the Minnesota Twins starting rotation The Minnesota Twins offense has gotten a lot of the credit this year, but the pitching staff has been wonderful, let's take a look at the rotation ranked from 5-1. The Minnesota Twins have been dominant at the plate but haven't gotten enough credit when it comes to the guys on the mound.
Berrios was ready to face Red Sox Twins righthander Jose Berrios made one of his best starts of the season in a losing efforts against the Red Sox.
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Berrios can't save Twins against Boston The Red Sox won a pitching duel over the Twins 2-0, with Rick Porcello getting the best of Jose Berrios.
Twins postgame: The Twins bunting, Parker's pitch selection and Buxton's return The Twins lost 2-0 to Boston on Monday despite eight solid innings from Jose Berrios.
Rick Porcello outpitches Jose Berrios as Red Sox shut out Twins And Boston pushed across runs in the first and ninth innings while Porcello and the bullpen shut down the Twins offense while handing the home team a 2-0 loss in the opener of a three-game series at Target Field.
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