Twins Reliever Perkins Out the Remainder of 2016

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Last week, the Minnesota Twins received the worst injury news of the season. It was announced that left-handed reliever Glen Perkins, who had been out since early April, was going to have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum.

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Twins Pitching Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Drunken Driving

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It was reported late Thursday that Minnesota Twins Pitching coach Neil Allen was suspended indefinitely following a DWI arrest early Thursday morning. According to the report, Allen was stopped by Hennepin County Sheriff’s Officers at Sixth Street and Park Avenue at around 2 a.m. in Minneapolis. Allen refused a test and was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving. He was booked in the Hennepin County Jail around 4 a.m. and was released around 10:30 a.m.

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A Quarter of the MLB Season Complete — Twins Struggles Are Many

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The Minnesota Twins have had an awful start to the season. They are 14.5 games behind the Chicago White Sox who lead the American League Central. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. The offense seems to be running on fumes. The starting pitching at times has been inconsistent. As for the bullpen, it seems like these days you expect a bad performance by most of the relief core. Not only that, the Twins have been shuffling players on and off the 25-man roster either due to injury or lack of performance. Losing streaks of nine and eight games certainly didn’t help matters.

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Twins to Induct Two More Members Into Their HOF

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It was announced on Friday by the Minnesota Twins before Twinsfest that outfielder Torii Hunter and longtime radio voice John Gordon were elected to the Twins Hall of Fame. The announcement was made during the Twins annual media luncheon.

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‘TwinsFest’ and the ‘Twins Caravan’ Are Around the Corner

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Finally, cold weather has arrived here in Minnesota. Also, it’s a little over a month until Spring Training starts for the Minnesota Twins. Can’t wait until then to get your baseball fix? The Twins are once again doing their two annual events later this month.

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Minnesota Twins Sign Korean Slugger

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The Minnesota Twins have signed a player from Korea who will provide some power in the middle of their lineup. Byung Ho Park signed a four-year, $12 million contract to play for the Twins. This was three weeks after the Twins had won the rights to negotiate with the slugger when they made the winning bid of $12.85 million during the posting process.

Park’s contract has him paid $2.75 million during 2016 and 2017 and $3 million during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He has a $6.5 million option for 2020 with a $500k buyout.

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Torii Hunter Steps Away From Baseball

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Fans will remember his enthusiasm for the game of baseball. Not only that, but they will also remember his many great catches. On some of those catches, he would crash into the wall and you would wonder if he had gotten seriously injured on the play.

After 19 seasons of playing for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Detroit Tigers, 40-year-old Torii Hunter has finally decided to hang it up.

“I’ve been married to the game 23 years. I put it almost No. 1 in my life. My family kind of second. I made sacrifices for my family. And now it is time to give them more time,” Hunter was quoted in an article on the Star Tribune’s website.

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Top Five Moments of the 2015 Twins Season

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It was an excellent season all around for the Minnesota Twins in 2015. The Twins were in a race for a playoff spot until the last series of the season. They were officially eliminated from the playoffs in the 161st game of the season, a 5-1 loss on Saturday to the Kansas City Royals.

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Twins Continue to Run Red Hot

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The Minnesota Twins are currently fighting for the second Wild Card spot in the playoffs with a record of 65-61. Over the weekend, they swept a four-game series from the Baltimore Orioles, who are also fighting for the second Wild Card spot, in Baltimore. The first night, they whipped the Orioles 15-2. The final three games, they won by one run including Sunday’s 4-3 victory in 12 innings.

This week, the Twins continued their ten-game road trip in Tampa Bay against the Rays, who are also contending for second Wild Card spot. This weekend, they will open up a six-game home stand with a three-game series against the Houston Astros, who are currently leading the American League West.

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Twins Upgrade Their Bullpen

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On Friday, the Minnesota Twins upgraded their bullpen by acquiring right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two pitching prospects before the non-waiver trade deadline. Jepsen is expected to be the Twins top setup man behind closer Glen Perkins.

Jepsen, 31, has an ERA of 2.81 with 20 walks and 34 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings with 6 saves this season for the Rays. In his career, both with the Rays and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Jepsen has a 3.80 career ERA with 305 strikeouts and 130 walks in 322 1/3 innings. He figures to help strengthen a relief core that is ranked 24th in the majors with an ERA of 3.97.

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