Photo Gallery: Twins beat Orioles

Twins beat the Orioles 5-2 at Target Field Thursday July 5. Photos by Paul Sinkler.  Click here for photo gallery TWINS NOTES: THE TWINS won the first of the three game series against Baltimore and the first of the 11-game homestand…snapped their six game losing streak and are now 3-10 in their last 13 games…improve to 3-1 against Baltimore this year and have won three straight over the O’s, improve to 9-3 in their last 12 games to the Orioles and 17-8 in their last 25…are now 6-11 against the AL East this year…improve to 21-20 at home and 10-18 … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Twins beat Orioles

Twins sign first round draft choice

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today the signing of their first round pick, outfielder Trevor Larnach from Oregon State University,whom they selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The 21-year-old just completed his junior season at Oregon State University. At 6-foot-4, 210-pounds, Larnach hit .327 (70-for-214) with 13 doubles, 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 58 games for the Beavers this season. In three seasons at OSU he combined to hit .298 (138-for-463) with 30 doubles, 20 home runs and 116 RBI in 146 games. He went on … Continue reading Twins sign first round draft choice

Twins recall Mejia; option Busenitz to Rochester

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they will recall left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejía from Triple-A Rochester. Mejía, who is scheduled to start tomorrow vs. the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, made nine starts for the Red Wings this season, going 4-2 with a 2.74 ERA (49.1 IP, 15 ER), 16 walks and 50 strikeouts. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Mejía started 21 games for the Twins in 2017, going 4-7 with a 4.50 ERA (98.0 IP, 49 ER), 45 walks and 85 strikeouts. Mejía will take the 25-man roster spot of reliever Alan Busenitz, who was optioned to … Continue reading Twins recall Mejia; option Busenitz to Rochester

Vikings sign Hunter to contract extension

Eagan, Minn. (June 27, 2018) – The Minnesota Vikings announced DE Danielle Hunter has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the club. In his career with the Vikings, Hunter has totaled 147 total tackles, 91 solo tackles, 25.5 sacks, 36 tackles for loss, 125 quarterback hurries along with three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries according to coaches’ stats. In 2016, his first season appearing in all 16 games, the LSU product became the youngest player to ever lead the Vikings in sacks with a career-high 12.5, good for third best in the NFL and most by any … Continue reading Vikings sign Hunter to contract extension

MN United eliminated from US Open Cup

HOUSTON, Tex., (June 18, 2018) — With a trip to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals on the line, Minnesota United failed to take advantage of its plethora of opportunities — including a late penalty kick — and was knocked out of the tournament by the Houston Dynamo, 1-0, in Monday’s Round of 16 match. Head Coach Adrian Heath learned a lot of “valuable” lessons about his group in the loss, lessons that he said will affect how his team approaches the upcoming transfer windows. “Obviously we’re disappointed,” Heath said. “I thought it was a little bit too late. I learned a … Continue reading MN United eliminated from US Open Cup

Vikings to induct Dennis Green into Ring of Honor

Eagan, MN (June 18, 2018) – The Minnesota Vikings will induct former head coach Dennis Green in the club’s Ring of Honor in 2018. Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf, Owner/President Mark Wilf and Owner/Vice Chairman Lenny Wilf, along with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, informed Marie Green, the spouse of the late Dennis Green, of the honor at the team’s headquarters on Friday, June 15. Green will be inducted into the Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony at the Vikings game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 23, at U.S. Bank Stadium.   “Dennis Green’s impact on the … Continue reading Vikings to induct Dennis Green into Ring of Honor

Twins send slumping Sano to Class A Ft. Myers

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have optioned infielder Miguel Sanó to Single-A Ft. Myers and outfielder Jake Caveto Triple-A Rochester. Sanó has played in 37 games for the Twins this season, hitting .203 (30-for-148) with nine doubles, seven home runs, 27 RBI, 14 walks and 66 strikeouts.  Cave, who was recalled last week, played in three games recently with the Twins hitting .300 (3-for-10) with one home run and three RBI. To replace Sanó and Cave on the 25-man roster, the Twins will make corresponding roster moves prior to tomorrow night’s game in Cleveland. Continue reading Twins send slumping Sano to Class A Ft. Myers