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Ervin Santana needed just 97 pitches to retire the Braves and earn his second complete game of the month but took a 2-0 loss in a battle of baseball's two worst teams.
The Twins have hired executive search firm Korn Ferry to assist team president Dave St. Peter and Twins owner Jim Pohlad in identifying, evaluating and interviewing candidates for the full-time GM job.
Most general managers, and especially those appointed in the past five years, don't have much in common with the likes of Terry Ryan, who was fired by the Twins last week.
The decision to fire Twins general manager Terry Ryan came after owner Jim Pohlad and Ryan disagreed on how to improve the last-place club, said people with knowledge of the situation.
Gordon's "Touch 'em all" signature call served as the soundtrack for some of the greatest moments in Twins history over his 25 seasons in their radio booth.
With the high-scoring momentum of the week before the All-Star break gone, the Twins opened the second half of a lost season this weekend with some mediocre baseball.
A delay of more than two hours led to the resumption of the 11th inning after midnight, before the Twins won on a Cleveland error with the bases loaded.
Sunday Insider: Joe Nathan isn't ready to give up despite his age and multiple surgeries.
Friday night, Miguel Sano committed his fifth error in the past seven games playing third.
The Twins open the season's second half on Friday with 17½ games between them and the final AL playoff spot, a deficit that no team has ever overcome. But that doesn't mean there won't be story lines to follow over the final 74 games.
Home runs fueled their seventh victory in 10 games.
The Twins righthander says that except for a 10-day stretch, when his mechanics were off-kilter and his pitches hung in the strike zone, "I've felt like I'm absolutely in control out there."
Eddie Rosario clubbed a home run, two doubles and a single at Globe Life Park on Saturday night after the Twins and Rangers waited out an hour-long rain delay.
Don't misread Paul Molitor — every loss hurts for the second-year manager. But Molitor won't stray from ideals. "I'm not a tantrum guy," he said.
An MRI showed Byron Buxton's collision with the center field fence Friday night did no damage to the ligaments in his right knee.
Like the rest of the country, the Twins were shocked and saddened by the violence just a few miles away from their weekend series with the Rangers.
After Byron Buxton exited in the first inning with a knee bruise, Ryan Pressly surrendered the tying and go-ahead runs late as the Twins lost 6-5 to the Rangers.
Tyler Duffey pitched out of trouble and his teammates' bats stayed hot vs. Texas.
The infielder is having a career year and has the endorsement of his manager, Paul Molitor.
The second-year outfielder was recalled from Class AAA and made his presence felt immediately, going 1-for-4 with an RBI while he beat out a key throw to allow a run to score.
Twins manager Paul Molitor and GM Terry Ryan each expressed confidence, almost certitude, Sunday that Kevin Jepsen will turn his season around…
The season of difficult decisions has arrived and GM Terry Ryan has promised to shake up the Twins' roster this month.
They twice came back from two-run holes, but the White Sox still prevailed.
Phil Hughes is off crutches and his knee, injured when he was hit by a line drive on June 9, is feeling better. But shoulder surgery will require several months of recovery.
Twins prospect Taylor Rogers made it first to the big leagues, but twin brother Tyler, a Giants prospect who leads the Eastern League in appearances and owns a 0.77 ERA, isn't far behind.
Tyler Duffey held the Yankees without a baserunner until the sixth inning and his teammates hit six home runs, three of them in a row.
GM Terry Ryan offered no timelines and few details about pitching coach Neil Allen's current program, other than to say, "Everything is going fine. … He's making progress."
t's annoying enough for Twins manager Paul Molitor when his pitchers immediately give back any lead they are given. But now his fielders are doing the same.
Max Kepler drove in a pair of runs Wednesday, including the seventh-inning tie-breaker with a sacrifice fly, then helped make that margin hold up with a diving catch as the Twins won their third straight game
Tyler Duffey's ERA is 6.18, and though manager Paul Molitor has endorsed him for now, Sunday's start at Yankee Stadium has the feel of a last-chance tryout.
Boston's top prospects initially struggled. Now, they've become stars.
Realizing that the later he put off surgery, the more likely he still will be recovering at the start of next season, Glen Perkins agreed this week to give up on 2016 and undergo an operation to repair his torn labrum.
The Yankees had all the runs they needed Friday night before the Twins ever got to bat. And after this latest awful start, it left Minnesota calling for a familiar lefty.
Oswaldo Arcia was once regarded as a cornerstone of the Twins outfield of the future. That future likely ended Thursday night to make room for the return of Danny Santana.
Glen Perkins' labrum is torn in his left shoulder, a specialist in California confirmed this week, and surgery next week will be necessary to repair it, Ryan confirmed.
Hard-throwing J.T. Chargois will carry his 67.50 ERA until his next summons from the Twins.
Max Kepler, who had only 10 hits in his brief big-league career, blasted a 98-mph fastball to straightaway center, delivering a 7-4 victory over the Red Sox in 10 innings.
The Twins turned in a poor effort, and the Red Sox pounced. They scored five runs in the eighth inning and tacked on five more in the ninth to claim a 15-4 victory at Target Field.
The trio of pitchers all received bad news this weekend; In Hughes' case, he's out perhaps the rest of this season with a fracture in his femur.
Since the fifth week of the season, Trevor May has pitched in only 12 games, and only for a total of 7⅔ innings. His ERA in that span? An alarming 16.43.
The Red Sox put up a pair of three-run innings Friday night, while the Twins' bats were vexed by knuckleballer Steven Wright
J.T. Realmuto's line drive back up the middle bounced off Phil Hughes' knee, and the pitcher crumpled to the ground. An MRI is scheduled for Friday.
Brian Dozier's 11th-inning home run and two home runs by Eduardo Nunez gave the Twins a dramatic victory. "We had to work very hard for that win," manager Paul Molitor said.
Ichiro is 42 years old, the oldest position player in the majors, and only 34 hits from a major milestone. Twins manager Paul Molitor was his first hitting coach in the major leagues.
The Yankees spent four years grooming Nunez to succeed Derek Jeter whenever their superstar shortstop was ready to retire, then abruptly traded him for a little-known pitcher
Twins pitchers gave up four home runs, running their total for the four games against Tampa to 11, and Kevin Jepsen gave up two runs in the ninth inning of a 7-5 loss.
Jepsen has endured one of the worst seasons of his professional career, and the fact that it comes immediately after what was probably his best season makes it all a little surreal.
The Twins have four outfielders to use while Miguel Sano is on the DL and manager Paul Molitor said, "I'll try to keep everyone involved."
Any good vibes left from the holiday weekend sweep are gone. "The offense we saw in Seattle didn't make the trip south," manager Paul Molitor said.
Back from his latest stint in Class AAA, Twins' star prospect Byron Buxton has cleared his head, made changes and started hitting again.
Miguel Sano, the team's home run and RBI leader, strained his left hamstring in Tuesday loss, which featured a home run and double by one-time Twins third baseman Danny Valencia.
Danny Santana reinjured his hamstring while running the bases and Buxton, fresh off being named the International League's player of the week, will get another chance to leave the minor leagues for good.
The move is somewhat shocking, given the Twins' investment — roughly $46 million more owed Hughes between now and 2019 — in the veteran starter. Kyle Gibson will take his place.
While Ricky Nolasco held the Mariners to three hits, hitters erupted with three homers.
Miguel Sano hit his 11th homer of the season on Sunday, and it was also his fourth consecutive game with a home run.
Before the bizarre finish, Miguel Sano hit another homer, but his blooper proved even bigger.
Pat Dean, a fill-in starter for the past 10 days for the Twins, will definitely make another start Wednesday in Oakland, manager Paul Molitor confirmed.
Pat Dean limited the Mariners to four hits over seven innings at Safeco Field, gave up only two runs to one of baseball's hottest lineups in the Twins' 7-2 victory.
The Twins' thoughts are with pitching coach Neil Allen, who had prided himself on sobriety but was arrested for driving while intoxicated and is suspended.
Ervin Santana was roasted by the Royals, who slapped him into submission in fewer than four innings, and the Twins raised hopes with a ninth-inning rally that produced only more frustration.
Paul Molitor spent some time with his South Korean rookie Monday, hoping to make some adjustments. Turns out, it's all new to Byung Ho Park.
Ricky Nolasco retired only eight of 18 Royals batters before being knocked out. After 44 games, the Twins still don't have a starting pitcher who has won more than one game.
Eduardo Nunez entered Monday as the Twins' leader in hits, doubles and batting average. And he's not certain, at the moment, that he has a job.
When they were 41 games into the their season, the 1962 New York Mets — whose 120 losses are the most in major league history — had a 12-29 record. The current Twins are 10-31.
Joe Mauer popped to his feet as he hit the second-base bag during Thursday night's game, and it cost the Twins an out after replay.
Eddie Rosario's inability to recognize strikes was the habit most responsible for his demotion to Class AAA Rochester on Thursday.
Danny Santana made an excellent catch that sent Thursday's game into extra innings but followed it with a major base-running blunder that helped Toronto win 3-2 in 11 innings.
In 32 of their 33 games, the Twins have fallen behind at some point, so it sometimes feels like they are forever trying to rally.
Phil Hughes surrendered a two-run home run to Mark Trumbo in the second inning, and back-to-back homers in the fourth to Chris Davis and Trumbo again.
Katie Dean wanted to witness her husband's major league debut, but it didn't happen until Wednesday, four days after the 26-year-old was added to Minnesota's roster.
The Twins have lost all three games of a series an astonishing six times already, or one more three-game sweep than they suffered during all of 2015.
Duffey struck out four White Sox batters in the seventh inning, a feat that only three Twins have accomplished in the past three decades. But he also allowed three runs, and that was easily enough offense to beat the bedeviled Twins these days.
As the injuries continued to piled up, the Twins couldn't take advantage of an early lead Saturday night in Chicago and lost their fourth straight game.
Beaned batters in the late innings riled both the Twins and White Sox in Chicago on Friday. But by then the home team was well on its way to victory.
A baserunning blunder, a bobbled relay throw and a three-run homer that let Detroit tie the game and helped the Tigers gain a three-game sweep over the Twins.
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