Cruz and Garver win Silver Slugger Awards

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Mitch Garver have been named recipients of the 2019 American League Louisville Slugger® Silver Slugger™ Award at their respective positions, with both selected as the top offensive producer at their position in a vote by AL coaches and managers. This marks Cruz’s third career Silver Slugger Award (also with Seattle in 2015 and 2017), while he joins Paul Molitor in 1996 as the second Twins DH ever to win. With his first career Silver Slugger Award, Garver joins five-time honoree Joe Mauer as the … Continue reading Cruz and Garver win Silver Slugger Awards

Twins put Pineda on injured list; recall Smeltzer from AAA

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day Injured List with right knee tendinitis.  Pineda, who made the start last night vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, has started 11 games for the Twins this season, going 4-3 with a 5.34 ERA (59.0 IP, 35 ER), 11 walks and 50 strikeouts. To replace Pineda on the 25-man roster, the Twins have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer from Triple-A Rochester.  Smeltzer, 23, made four starts for the Red Wings, going 0-1 with a 1.82 ERA (24.2 IP, 5 … Continue reading Twins put Pineda on injured list; recall Smeltzer from AAA

Scarves up! MN United gets first Allianz Field win (and photo gallery)

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (April 28, 2019) — In their third time of asking, the Loons at last got the home win they were craving so badly after a pair of draws to NYCFC and the LA Galaxy. Facing a D.C. United squad that sat atop the Eastern Conference, Minnesota United ran out a similar lineup to the last game — a goalless draw — and the home side once again held strong at the back but this time managed a goal in the game’s final 10 minutes to give them a 1-0 clean sheet win at Allianz Field after a tight … Continue reading Scarves up! MN United gets first Allianz Field win (and photo gallery)