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Parmelee back, DeVries out

 The Minnesota Twins have not been very impressed thus far with RHP Cole DeVries who has a 4.20 ERA in a mere 15 innings pitched.

 The Twins have decided to bring back first baseman Chris Parmelee, with the available roster spot from sending DeVries down. This might be just to be able to give Justin Morneau more time at just DH, but either way, he’ll be back with the Twins. While in Triple-A Rochester Parmelee hit .375/.500/.708 in 15 games. Hopefully he can bring some of that hitting up to the majors with him.

Morneau back; Parmelee optioned

Twins former MVP Justin Morneau is returning from the disabled list. His wrist apparently is feeling much better as the Twins plan to activate him for tonight’s game.

The interesting part is that the Twins have decided to demote 1B Chris Parmelee in order to make room on the roster for Morneau. Meaning that Morneau will have to see more time at first base. It’s also likely that Mauer will see more time there as well. Continue reading

Twins having some fun at the bottom

We all know the Twins aren’t exactly having the greatest season, in fact far closer to the worst season (the bench mark for horrible baseball, the ’62 Mets, were 12-22 at this point, the Twins currently sit at 10-24). So it might be upsetting to know that the Twins are having a little fun while they’re struggling, but sometimes there is nothing a person (or team) can do but stay positive. Continue reading

Morneau injures wrist

Twins former MVP Justin Morneau has battled injuries the last couple of seasons, and it appears that last night it started again for him.

Morneau left the game with “wrist soreness” on the wrist that he had surgically repaired. This isn’t good news for the Twins, even though Morneau hasn’t batted well (.239 with a .313 on-base percentage). The Twins who are already struggling this year don’t need any more help to reach the bottom.

Last night Morneau flew back to Minnesota to meet with team doctors which is a bad sign as last night’s game was just one of six on their West Coast road trip. The Twins recalled Drew Butera from Triple-A to fill the role as the backup catcher, presumably allowing Mauer to get time at first base and DH while Morneau is out of the line-up. One of the 13 pitchers on the roster will likely get optioned to Triple-A to make room on the roster for Butera. We’ll keep you up-to-date about Morneau’s injury as we find our more info.

Tsuyoshi Nishioka has been battling oblique soreness for a few weeks now and attempted to play through soreness this past week but the team has announced he will be shut down for the rest of the season. After tonights game Ron Gardenhire said trainers have shut Nishioka down for the season and are giving him a program to get healthy first from this injury and also his offseason program for the winter.

Jason Kubel left tonights game early with left foot pain. That is the same foot that has been bothering him for most of the season. He could be out for the rest of the season as well.

It is looking more and more likely that Denard Span and Justin Morneau also may not return this season as both player battle lingering concussion symptoms.

Joe Mauer and Nick Blackburn are also already on the list of players not returning this season. Scott Baker and Alexi Casilla have also been out about a month now and their return is still unknown. They could be the next names added to the list.

Morneau is coming back!

Justin Morneau is set to return to the Twins roster on Friday night after not having played since June 9th.

Morneau has been rehabbing with Triple-A Rochester Red Wings while he continues to recover from his neck surgery.  Morneau had a pinched nerve in his neck.  He also had a wrist injury earlier in the season that had Morneau basically swinging one-handed. 

Now he’s been hitting the ball incredibly well for the Red Wings hitting .409 with four doubles.  His return couldn’t be more welcomed for the Twins who are struggling lately and need some motivation to push them back towards the top of their division.  Their fall over the last couple of weeks has made their playoff hopes awfully bleak, but baseball has a lot of games, but the Twins would need a huge win streak to get them back into contention at this point, with only a little over a month left.

Span cleared for rehab stint

In a positive sign of the Twins surge back into relevance, Denard Span has been cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Minnesota still has a long way to go until they are healthy (full injury report) any may take a cautious approach with Span considering Morneau’s concussion issues last year. Regardless, this is good news for the Twins’ who entered the all-star break only 6.5 games out of first place in the A.L. Central.