Gibson on Twins ALDS roster

The Minnesota Twins announced their roster for the American League Division Series vs the Yankees, and that roster includes struggling long-time starter Kyle Gibson.  The Twins and Yankees open up their best of five series tonight in New York. Here’s the rest of the roster: No. PITCHERS (12) B T HT WT Born Birthplace 17 José Berríos R R 6-0 205 05/27/1994 Bayamón, PR 68 Randy Dobnak R R 6-1 230 01/17/1995 South Park, PA 21 Tyler Duffey R R 6-3 220 12/27/1990 Houston, TX 44 Kyle Gibson R R 6-6 216 10/23/1987 Greenfield, IN 51 Brusdar Graterol R R … Continue reading Gibson on Twins ALDS roster

Comcast will show Twins-Yanks Game 1 to all subscribers

Comcast/Xfinity in the Twin Cities area is making a good-will gesture to Twins fans. The cable outfit will make MLB Network available at no extra charge to Comcast cable subscribers in the Twin Cities metro area. This allows fans to watch Game 1 of the Twins/Yankees Divisional series on Friday. Here is the message on a Comcast Tweet from earlier today: “Comcast is excited to make MLB Network’s free preview available to its Twin Cities customers in time for Friday’s Twins-Yankees playoff game. Video customers can watch MLB Network at no additional cost thru 10/11. Just say, “watch MLB Network” … Continue reading Comcast will show Twins-Yanks Game 1 to all subscribers

Twins Buxton out for the season, on 60-day injured list

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed outfielder Byron Buxton on the 60-day Injured List with a left shoulder subluxation, have reinstated right-handed pitcher Kyle Gibson from the 10-day Injured List and have selected the contract of infielder Ronald Torreyes from Triple-A Rochester. Buxton played in 87 games for the Twins this season, hitting .262 (71-for-271) with 30 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 46 RBI, 48 runs scored, 19 walks and an .827 OPS. The centerfielder, who suffered the left shoulder subluxation on August 1 in Miami, missed the remainder of the month. … Continue reading Twins Buxton out for the season, on 60-day injured list

Twins acquire LaMarre from Atlanta

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre in a trade with the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash. LaMarre, 30, spent the season with Triple-A Gwinnett (Atlanta), hitting .311 (126-for-405) with 24 doubles, eight triples, nine home runs, 53 RBI, 55 runs scored, 38 walks, 19 stolen bases and an .857 OPS in 112 games. The four-year major league veteran played in 43 games for the Twins in 2018, hitting .263 (26-for-99) with five doubles, eight RBI, eight walks and seven runs scored before being designated for release or assignment in … Continue reading Twins acquire LaMarre from Atlanta

Twins Michael Pineda suspended for rest of season for PED use

Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Twins issued the following statement on today’s announcement by Major League Baseball that right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda has received a 60-game suspension for a violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program: “We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Michael Pineda for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. We fully support Major League Baseball’s policy and its efforts to eliminate banned substances from our game. Per the protocol outlined in the Joint Drug Program, the Minnesota Twins will not comment further on this matter.” Continue reading Twins Michael Pineda suspended for rest of season for PED use