Twins put Mejia on DL; recall Vargas

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed left-handed pitcherAdalberto Mejía on the 10-day disabled list with a left arm brachialis strain.  Mejia suffered the injury in his start last night against Milwaukee.  Mejía has made 18 starts this season, going 4-5 with a 4.47 ERA (86.2 IP, 43 ER), 40 walks and 74 strikeouts. To replace Mejía on the 25-man roster, the Twins have recalled first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester.  In 50 games for the Twins this season, Vargas has hit .244 (43-for-176) with eight home runs and 30 RBI.   Continue reading Twins put Mejia on DL; recall Vargas

Goydos Downs Sauers in Playoff to Win 3M Championship

BLAINE, Minn. – Entering the final round of the 2017 3M Championship deadlocked at 14-under par, Paul Goydos and Gene Sauers each fired a final-round 66 Sunday to remain tied after 54 holes before Goydos two-putted the first playoff hole to collect his fifth-career PGA Tour Champions victory. Since joining the 50-and-over tour in 2014, Goydos has now earned at least one win in each of his first four seasons, with his last coming at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship last season. For his efforts this week at TPC Twin Cities, Goydos takes home a check for $262,500. “That champagne … Continue reading Goydos Downs Sauers in Playoff to Win 3M Championship

Vikings sign Griffen to contract extension

Mankato, MN (July 26, 2017) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Everson Griffen has signed a contract extension with the club.   In his first seven seasons, Griffen has totaled 273 tackles, 48.0 sacks, 71 tackles for loss, 281 QB hurries, five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and one interception. The Avondale, Arizona native has played in 106 regular-season (48 starts) and has scored three career touchdowns – a 29-yard interception return (at St. Louis, 12/16/12), a 43-yard blocked punt return (vs. Carolina, 11/30/14) and a 20-yard fumble return (vs. Chicago, 1/1/17).   Since becoming a full-time starter in … Continue reading Vikings sign Griffen to contract extension

Twins trade for Garcia from Atlanta

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Jaime García, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Huascar Ynoa. García, 31, has a career record of 66-52 with a 3.65 ERA (1009.0 IP, 409 ER), 302 walks and 808 strikeouts in 176 appearances (165 starts) with St. Louis (2008, 2010-16) and Atlanta (2017). The left-hander has gone 4-7 with a 4.30 ERA (113.0 IP, 54 ER), 41 walks and 85 strikeouts in 18 starts for the Braves this season. A native of Reynosa, … Continue reading Twins trade for Garcia from Atlanta