Twins make it official; sign Jason Castro to three year deal

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed catcher Jason Castro to a three-year contract worth $24.5 million. Castro will earn $8.5 million in 2017, $8 million in 2018 and $8 million in 2019. Castro, 29, has played six seasons in the major leagues, all with the Houston Astros, hitting .232 with 114 doubles, 62 home runs, 212 RBI and 215 walks in 617 games.  The Castro Valley, California native appeared in 113 games for the Astros last season, hitting .210 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI and 45 walks. The left-handed hitting catcher was … Continue reading Twins make it official; sign Jason Castro to three year deal

Gophers, Schierhorn shut out UND

MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – Eric Schierhorn made 33 saves including a late penalty shot for his fifth career shutout as the No. 13 Gopher Hockey program picked up a 2-0 win over No. 3 North Dakota on Saturday at Mariucci Arena.   The defending Big Ten Goaltender of the Year’s latest shutout proved to be his most difficult – his 33 saves were the most the sophomore has faced in a shutout effort. And none were as big as his penalty shot save on Brock Boeser with 40 seconds left in regulation as the Fighting Hawks tried desperately to find the … Continue reading Gophers, Schierhorn shut out UND

Gophers get OT tie with North Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS – Tommy Novak tallied a career-high three points including an extra-attacker goal with 1:17 to play as the No. 13 Gopher Hockey program skated to a 5-5 overtime tie with No. 3 North Dakota at Mariucci Arena.   The Gophers, who rallied from deficits four times in the draw, have now tallied three extra-attacker goals in the last two games – both overtime ties against nationally ranked opponents.   With two goals and an assist, Novak led the way for Minnesota (3-2-2 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) while Mike Szmatula (two assists), Vinni Lettieri (one goal, one assist) and Tyler … Continue reading Gophers get OT tie with North Dakota