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Byron Buxton’s wrist causes trip to IL; Twins bring up an outfielder to take his spot

The Twins have recalled outfielder Jake Cave from Triple-A Rochester to take the place on the 25-man roster that was vacated when Byron Buxton (wrist) landed on the 10-day Injured List. Some wondered why Buxton,…


Zulgad: A tough test: Twins’ latest opportunity to show resilience will come vs. red-hot Red Sox

MINNEAPOLIS — In the aftermath of the Twins’ 2-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Monday night at Target Field, Jose Berrios and Jorge Polanco used the exact same phrase. “We turn the page…


Twins tidbits: Inside AL batting leader Jorge Polanco’s decision to lay down a bunt

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins have spent the majority of this season crushing home runs, an MLB-leading 137 entering Monday, and beating up on opposing pitchers. But that wasn’t the case on Monday night at Target…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Mauer’s cinematic see-you-later, Sanó’s glove, and MLB trade season

1. Well played, Mauer. Joe Mauer officially said goodbye in November and on Saturday at Target Field the Twins put No. 7 up in the rare air above the limestone in left field. Twins fans…


Report: Wolves add another assistant coach

Since the Minnesota Timberwolves hired Gersson Rosas in May as the team’s President of Basketball Operations they’ve been busy adding both to the front office and coaching staff. The Wolves hired Ryan Saunders as the…


NBA Mock Draft 9.0: There’s been a trade!

Welcome to NBA Mock Draft 9.0 at SKORNorth.com, our penultimate edition. This version was unplanned, but thanks to the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers striking a deal this weekend, it was only right…


Did Willians Astudillo really wear a tie while catching for Rochester?

Willians Astudillo might no longer be on the Twins roster, but that doesn’t mean the club’s brass can ignore La Tortuga. Optioned to Triple-A Rochester on June 7, Astudillo was named the Twins’ minor league…


Twins tidbits: Bases loaded struggles, an umpire apologizes and too many miscues in the field

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins’ offense has been so explosive in 2019 that it has become easy to take for granted that no deficit will be too much to overcome. Especially against an inferior opponent. So…


Extreme caution: Byron Buxton continues to sit because of bruised wrist

MINNEAPOLIS — Byron Buxton was not in the starting lineup for a second consecutive day Sunday after suffering a bruised right wrist in the sixth inning Friday when he was hit by a pitch from…


The play: Marwin Gonzalez takes a large risk on Billy Hamilton’s liner but comes away with a big reward

MINNEAPOLIS — One would have thought Marwin Gonzalez would have weighed the risks and rewards long before deciding to dive for the liner off the bat of Billy Hamilton. The Royals center fielder gives Byron…


Trade gates are open: Exploring 2 rumored trades to help the Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — You hear all the time that it’s too early to start thinking about MLB trades in June. I think that there’s some truth in that in some cases, because there are teams out…


Tear-jerker: Joe Mauer’s jersey retirement ceremony filled with emotion

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer established himself as one of the greatest players in Twins history during his 15 seasons with the franchise, but he also became known for an emotionless approach to his craft. This…


What is the ceiling for Dalvin Cook?

EAGAN. — The talk of the offseason surrounding the Minnesota Vikings’ new offense has largely been about how quarterback Kirk Cousins will be put in a better situation to succeed in 2019 than he was…


Mining the Minors: Twins’ offensive depth extends into Triple-A

The Twins’ historically good offense leads the league in nearly every statistical category. For any offense to produce at that level, it needs production from all parts of the lineup, and the Twins are certainly…


Twins tidbits: Gibson’s bad bullpen turns into a brilliant performance; Garver’s power move; and a Buxton update

MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Gibson was uncertain what to expect as he jogged in from the bullpen before starting for the Twins on Friday night against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. “That was about…


Wild notes: GM optimistic Koivu will be ready for season; Spurgeon contract update

ST. PAUL — Wild general manager Paul Fenton said Friday he believes center Mikko Koivu will be able to return for the start of the season after suffering a torn ACL and meniscus in his…


The bullpen moves keep coming: Zack Littell is up, Fernando Romero sent down

The Rochester to Minneapolis express is working overtime these days. The Twins’ bullpen has become a revolving door between the Twins and their Triple-A affiliate and Friday another move was made. The Twins optioned righthanded…


Vikings offense will be under the microscope when training camp arrives

EAGAN. — Minnesota Vikings star defenders Everson Griffen and Anthony Barr ran to the end zone at TCO Performance Center to celebrate with Ben Gedeon on Thursday following a 60-yard pick-six by the third-year linebacker.…


Down on the farm: It’s Willians Astudillo update time!

Willians Astudillo might have been struggling against big-league pitching when he was sent to Rochester last weekend, but La Tortuga (The Turtle) has had no such trouble hitting the pitching at Triple-A. Astudillo, who turned…


Twins make a change in the bullpen, recall Fernando Romero

The Twins recalled righthanded reliever Fernando Romero from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday morning and optioned righty Ryan Eades to the Red Wings. Romero pitched in 14 games for Rochester this season, going 2-1 with a…


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