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

Twins sign RHP Matt Beslile; designate Petit

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle to a major league contract. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Twins have designated utility infielder Gregorio Petit for release or assignment. Belisle began the 2018 season with Cleveland appearing in eight games posting a 5.06 ERA (10.2 IP, 6 ER) before being outrighted May 6. Since his outright he appeared in nine games for Triple-A Columbus where he posted a 4.22 ERA (10.2 IP, 5 ER) with one walk and 11 strikeouts. The 38-year-old spent 2017 with the Twins, appearing … Continue reading Twins sign RHP Matt Beslile; designate Petit

Twins recall Cave; send Duffey to AAA

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have recalled outfielder Jake Cave from Triple-A Rochester.  Cave, who played in three games for the Twins in mid-May, was hitting .280 (52-for-186) with eight doubles, one triple, five home runs and 25 RBI for the Red Wings. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Twins have optioned right-handed pitcher Tyler Duffey to Triple-A Rochester.  Duffey, who was recalled recently, appeared in four games for the Twins and pitched 6.0 scoreless innings with three hits allowed, no walks and four strikeouts. Continue reading Twins recall Cave; send Duffey to AAA