10-Thousand Takes: MLB Power 10 Rankings for April 26, 2021

For the 3rd straight week the Los Angeles Dodgers are on top of the 10-Thousand Takes MLB top ten power rankings (as announced on MN Score Radio’s 10-Thousand Takes on Monday April 26- AM 1440 Mpls/St.Paul) Dodgers Athletics Royals Giants Padres Red Sox White Sox/Mariners (tie) White Sox/Mariners (tie) Brewers Rays Continue reading 10-Thousand Takes: MLB Power 10 Rankings for April 26, 2021

Twins canceled on Monday too

Monday’s scheduled game between the host Oakland Athletics and the Minnesota Twins at Oakland Coliseum has been postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing involving members of the Twins organization.  Subject to change based on further test results, a traditional doubleheader has tentatively been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (PT) on Tuesday. Continue reading Twins canceled on Monday too

Walz opens up Twins games to 10k

New guidelines from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced this morning will allow up to 10-thousand fans at Minnesota Twins homes game beginning in April. The Twins home opener is scheduled for April 8. In addition, up to 3-thousand fans will be allowed for large venue indoor events, meaning the Wild, Timberwolves and State High School tournament games will have the ability to have fans again. “The Minnesota Twins organization is thrilled that the new state guidelines announced today by Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) pave the way for the safe return of our fans to … Continue reading Walz opens up Twins games to 10k

Twins officially extend offer for Saints to become AAA affiliate

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Taking the next step toward an enhanced player development model, the Minnesota Twins today announced they have invited the St. Paul Saints (Triple-A), Wichita Wind Surge (Double-A), Cedar Rapids Kernels (High-A) and Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Low-A), and their respective communities, to become club minor league affiliates, beginning with the 2021 season. Should the partnerships come to fruition via Major League Baseball’s new player development structure, Twins prospects would gain renowned facilities in St. Paul, Minnesota and Wichita, Kansas; the organization would maintain longtime successful relationships with Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Fort Myers, Florida (including continued utilization of the CenturyLink Sports Complex toward the beginning … Continue reading Twins officially extend offer for Saints to become AAA affiliate

Twins activate Donaldson

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated third baseman Josh Donaldson from the 10-day Injured List. Donaldson, who missed the club’s last 30 games with a right calf strain, appeared in seven games this season, hitting .182 (4-for-22) with one home run, two RBI, four runs scored, four walks, a .296 on-base percentage and a .614 OPS. The 2019 National League Comeback Player of the Year signed a four-year contract with the Twins this offseason after hitting .259 (142-for-549) with 33 doubles, 37 home runs, 94 RBI, 96 runs scored, 100 walks and a .900 OPS in … Continue reading Twins activate Donaldson

Twins statement on postponement of Thursday game vs Tigers

“The Minnesota Twins remain committed to using our platforms to push for racial justice and equality. Therefore, we fully respect our players for their decision to not play tonight’s game versus the Detroit Tigers. The recent shooting of Jacob Blake, a mere three months after the killing of George Floyd, shows again that real change is necessary and far overdue in our country, and it is our responsibility to continue playing a role in efforts to affect meaningful reform. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and, as full partners with others in the Twin Cities and beyond, we … Continue reading Twins statement on postponement of Thursday game vs Tigers

Twins put Odorizzi, Littell on Injured List

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi (chest contusion), right-handed pitcher Zack Littell (right elbow inflammation) on the 10-day Injured List and have transferred right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey to the 45-day Injured List (right biceps tendinitis) while recalling right-handed pitcher Sean Poppen and selecting the contract of left-handed pitcher Danny Coulombe. Odorizzi, who was hit by a line drive in the fourth inning last night, has made three starts for the Twins this season, going, 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA (10.0 IP, 9 ER), two walks and nine strikeouts. Littell made six appearances for the Twins, allowing seven runs and … Continue reading Twins put Odorizzi, Littell on Injured List

Twins’ Cruz wins A.L. player of the week

Designated hitter Nelson Cruz of the Minnesota Twins has been chosen the American League Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet and starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks of the Chicago Cubs has been named the National League Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet.  The announcements were made earlier today on MLB Network. Cruz earned his seventh career AL Player of the Week Award, most recently winning for the period ending July 28th of last year, and is the 23rd different American Leaguer to win at least seven times since the award was introduced in the AL in 1974.  Hendricks claimed … Continue reading Twins’ Cruz wins A.L. player of the week

Twins announce 2021 schedule

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today announced their preliminary schedule for the 2021 Major League Baseball regular season, a return to the standard 162-game slate.   For the first time ever, the Twins will begin a season with Interleague play, as Opening Day on April 1 takes Minnesota to Miller Park for a game against Milwaukee. That contest will start a six-game, two-city road trip against the Brewers (April 1-4) and Detroit Tigers (April 5-7). The Twins will then host Seattle at Target Field for the home opener on April 8, part of a seven-game homestand vs. the … Continue reading Twins announce 2021 schedule