Twins Starter Tyler Duffey Unfiltered

After going 5-1 with a 3.05 ERA in 10 starts late last season, Tyler Duffey seemed like a pretty safe bet to secure a spot in the team’s rotation this spring. After all, nobody would mistake the 2016 Twins starting staff with the 1990s Atlanta Braves. Duffey himself, probably thought so too. Admittedly, the 25-year-old took the wrong approach at Fort Myers and lost a battle for the 5th starter spot to veteran Ricky Nolasco (although Nolasco’s 8-figure annual salary probably played a role as well). After just three starts in Rochester however, Duffey is back in Minneapolis and looking … Continue reading Twins Starter Tyler Duffey Unfiltered

Twins get walk off winner from Arcia

Oswaldo Arcia bashed a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the 9th and snap a 3-3 tie as the Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland 4-3 at Target Field Monday night. The win ended a 3-game losing streak for the Twins and came on the heals of a gut-wrenching 16 inning loss to Washington on Sunday. TWINS NOTES: THE TWINS defeated the Indians 4-3 in the opening game of this three-game series…Oswaldo Arcia hit a walk-off home run in the ninth inning off of Zach McAllister to propel the Twins to victory; this was the Twins second walk-off win … Continue reading Twins get walk off winner from Arcia

Twins scrambling: Buxton sent to AAA

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they will reinstate infielder/outfielder Danny Santana from the 15-day disabled list and recall right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester prior to tonight’s game against Cleveland. To make room for Santana and Meyer on the 25-man roster, the Twins have optioned Byron Buxton and Max Kepler to Triple-A Rochester. Buxton has hit just .156 through the first three weeks of the season, a continuation of his struggles from 2015. Santana has missed the Twins last 14 games with a right hamstring strain, an injury he suffered fielding a fly ball on … Continue reading Twins scrambling: Buxton sent to AAA

MN U Defeats Cosmos 1-0 with Last Minute Goal

BLAINE, Minn. (Saturday, April 23, 2016) — Minnesota United came away with an impressive result on Saturday night, playing a man down and defeating the New York Cosmos 1-0 with a last minute goal. After losing Damion Lowe to a red card early in the second half, Minnesota struck back in the final minute with a goal from the club’s leading goalscorer, Christian Ramirez. “We were just going into the game prepared to do what we wanted to do,” said United Head Coach Carl Craig. “It’s not so much who we’re playing against, but the fact that we go down … Continue reading MN U Defeats Cosmos 1-0 with Last Minute Goal

It’s official: Thibodeau and Layden on board with the Wolves

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has agreed to terms with Tom Thibodeau as President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach, and Scott Layden as General Manager. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released. “We are extremely excited to welcome Tom Thibodeau back to the Timberwolves,” said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. “Through this process we quickly identified Tom as the best leader to shape our talented team and help them realize their full potential. Tom’s resume speaks for itself. He is a proven winner, leader and one of the most well-respected NBA head … Continue reading It’s official: Thibodeau and Layden on board with the Wolves

Q&A with Twins Reliever Ryan Pressly

In this Jekyll and Hyde season, consistent performers on the Twins roster have been rare. Ryan Pressly however, has thrived amidst the chaos. In 8 2/3 innings, the reliever has yet to give up a run, while posting six strikeouts against just three walks. Originally acquired as Rule 5 Draft pick in December 2012, Pressly spent the entire 2013 campaign in the big leagues before shuffling between Minneapolis and Triple A Rochester the past two seasons. Back on the opening day roster for the first time in three years, the 27-year-old looks to make it stick in 2016. With closer … Continue reading Q&A with Twins Reliever Ryan Pressly