Twins reinstate Sano from DL

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have returned third baseman Miguel Sanó from rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list.  Sanó, who missed the last 24 games with a left hamstring strain, completed a five-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester where he went 6-for-16 (.375) with two home runs, three RBI and three walks. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Twins have optioned outfielder Jake Cave to Rochester.  Cave appeared in three games for the Twins, including hitting a home run in his major league debut on May 19 against … Continue reading Twins reinstate Sano from DL

Twins part ways with Phil Hughes

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have recalled outfielder Ryan LaMarre from Triple-A Rochester. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Twins have designated right-handed pitcher Phil Hughes for release or assignment. LaMarre has played in 20 games for the Twins in 2018 batting .324 (11-for-34) with three RBI.  In nine games at Triple-A this season, he has hit .371 (13-for-35) with four doubles, one triple and five RBI. Hughes, who was originally signed by the Twins as a free agent prior to the 2014 season, has posted a 6.75 ERA (12.0 IP, 9 … Continue reading Twins part ways with Phil Hughes

Back in Africa: Final Day (Day 10) Sunday May 20

Finally a day to unwind and maybe see a few things…No baseball on the schedule today, but as I would find out, there is no such thing as return to normalcy in Benin. Our flight leaves Benin at 11pm tonight, so we have a full day here. At 9:30 this morning there’s a knock on our hotel door…It’s Fernando, ready for breakfast. Gary and I were thinking more like 10am, but that’s ok…then right on Fernando’s heals are Arnaud and Ralph. I guess it’s time to rise and shine.  Arnaud is going to want an update on our selections for … Continue reading Back in Africa: Final Day (Day 10) Sunday May 20

Back in Africa Day 9: Saturday May 19

It’s game day, and much of the planning we did the last couple of days comes to a head today as we have two games planned…one for 12 year old players in the morning at 10am and one at 4pm for players aged 13-17. As it turns out we probably should’ve scheduled them just the opposite  (for better baseball) as we are expecting several dignitaries including the US Ambassador to Benin Lucy Tamlyn, the Japanese Ambassador and other embassy staff members from both delegations. We roll out early today so we can get to the field in plenty of time, … Continue reading Back in Africa Day 9: Saturday May 19

Back in Africa Day 7: Thursday May 17

It’s been a week since we left home and today we wake up early to the sounds of a  thunderstorm. With the rain pounding the ground below us (we’re on the 3rd floor of our hotel) we watc h and wonder what it’s going to do to the roads around Cotonou that already have severe problems. To no one’s surprise there is urban flooding in many spots with knee deep water on some streets. The rain subsides after about an hour, but the damage has been done. We get off to a flying start. A motorcyclist cuts in front of … Continue reading Back in Africa Day 7: Thursday May 17

Back in Africa Day 6: Wednesday May 16

As we start out today I keep telling Gary that our story in Africa keeps writing itself. Today is no exception. So per usual, we come out of our hotel room to head down for breakfast and we are greeted in the hall by Fernando…and seconds later guess who pops out of the elevator behind him? Of course, it’s Mrs. Abdul’s mom in a long formal African dress (see Day 5 blog entry for further explanation). She’s all set for popping in and out of our lives again today. After breakfast we head out to meet with the president of … Continue reading Back in Africa Day 6: Wednesday May 16