Tag Archive: Minnesota Twins


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.

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Twins shutdown Pavano

The Twins pitching has struggled all season long, and now it’s going to take another shot (I’m not sure if it’s a positive or negative shot just yet).

Carl Pavano had an MRI a month ago and it was deemed he had a shoulder strain. Continue reading

Twins designate Marquis for assignment

The Minnesota Twins have struggled in many different areas this year, with most people being frustrated with Mauer, it’s hard to notice just how bad our pitching has been (for some anyway, other’s of us know this is the real problem).

Jason Marquis was absolutely destroyed in his last outing allowing 8 runs in an impressive 1 2/3 innings. I know for a fact that Michael Cuddyer did better last fall in his pitching performance in a blowout that was handed to the Twins. The real problem isn’t, “Put Marquis on the bench or designate him for assignment.” Those are obvious responses. The real problem is, who fills in for him? Francisco Liriano may just step right back into the rotation, but for someone who is struggling, he may need a few more bullpen sessions to get back to form. Which brings us to middle relieve Anthony Swarzak. He hasn’t been awful, and probably should be the option. The Twins may also choose to go to Triple-A Rochester and get Cole DeVries to move up and fill that need. Either way, the Twins pitching is in some trouble.

It now appears that DeVries will be getting his start, so now we will all get a chance to see just how solid he can be.

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

MLB worst Twins shake things up

Some may see it as long over due, others may see it as pointless, but the Twins are in need of some sort of change to help this ball club out of the slump they’ve been in. After falling to the Angels last night, the Twins are now 8-22 on the season. Continue reading

Twins claim Erik Komatsu

The Pioneer Press is reporting that the Twins have claimed OF Erik Komatsu off of waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 24-year-old was drafted by the Brewers back in 2008. His addition is helpful for the Twins who have designated Clete Thomas for assignment. He bats left-handed an throws left as well.

Thomas, who was claimed off waivers from Detroit, appeared in 12 games, batting .143 with one double, one homer, four RBIs and 14 strikeouts (half of his ABs). Also, infielder Sean Burroughs cleared waivers and has accepted his outright assignment to Class AAA Rochester.