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