The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.
The Baltimore Orioles weren’t throwing bats or breaking chairs in the clubhouse after failing to complete a sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning, Nelson Cruz connected for his major league-leading 35th home run and Ryan Flaherty also homered, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8 on Sunday.
When Steve Pearce went down with an injury, Orioles utility infielder Jimmy Paredes knew it was an opportunity to make his mark on a first-place team.
If one was to judge Chris Davis’ season solely by comparing his current numbers to last year’s figures, it would appear as if the Baltimore Orioles slugger is performing miserably.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Phil Hughes won his third start in a row, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit two-run doubles and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Sunday.
Oswaldo Arcia was a bright spot for the Twins in 2013. Can he hold down a corner outfield spot this season?
Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals made manager Davey Johnson’s “fun day” even better Sunday with a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins to complete a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven scoreless innings to get his ninth win, tying him for most in the majors, and the Washington Nationals’ bats showed some rare signs on life Sunday in a 7-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.