Saints advance to American Association Championship Series

For the first time since 2011, the St. Paul Saints have advanced to the American Association Championship Series.  St. Paul moves on after posting a 1-0 win over Gary-SouthShore on Saturday, winning the North Division series three games to one. It was everything one would expect a playoff clinching game would be and then some.  A well-pitched game, a single run that proved to be the difference and when it was all said and done the Saints defeated the Gary SouthShore RailCats 1-0. The Saints will either face the Sioux City Explorers or Kansas City T-Bones in the championship series. … Continue reading Saints advance to American Association Championship Series

Twins deal Fernando Rodney to Oakland

The Twins fire sale of their roster continued Thursday night as they dealt closer Fernando Rodney to Oakland for a pitching prospect. Rodney follows Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Lance Lynn, Ryan Pressley and Zach Duke. The Twins announced tonight that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Dakota Chalmers from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodney. Chalmers, 21, was drafted by Oakland in the 3rd round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA.  He appeared in two games (1 start) this season for Low-A Beloit, pitching 5.0 innings, allowing one … Continue reading Twins deal Fernando Rodney to Oakland

Chaska’s Hand impresses at All-Star game; likely his last as a Padre

By Scott Taylor WASHINGTON, D.C. — Even though he signed a three-year deal with the San Diego Padres back in January, Brad Hand doesn’t expect to be in San Diego next week.   In fact, the two-time National League All-Star and graduate of Chaska High School is so accustomed to trade talk that it floats off his back like the water on the ducks on the Lincoln Memorial’s Reflecting Pond.   “You know, there is nothing I can do to control that,” said Hand, who was followed around at the MLB All-Star Game yesterday by — you guessed it – … Continue reading Chaska’s Hand impresses at All-Star game; likely his last as a Padre

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

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