|Matt Holiday gets plunked.|
This is actually from May 23, more than a week ago, but it's too good a moment to turn down.
|Tim Stauffer has|
a job but not a role
in an eight-man bullpen.
|Aaron Hicks makes one of his diving catches in center|
field. This one came May 23 on a drive by Chicago's
|Tim Stauffer hasn't|
appeared in a
major league game
since April 29.
|Sean Gilmartin was a starter|
in college and the minors, but he's
working out of the Mets bullpen this year.
presence on the roster
is more about the
future than about
|Francisco Liriano fires Sunday against the New York|
Mets, He struck out 12 in six innings.
|New York Mets catcher Kevin Palwecki,|
pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) and third baseman
Eric Campbell dogpile Thursday in futile pursuit of
Jason Hayward's second-inning foul popup.
|Alex Meyer is a|
long way from cracking
the Twins rotation.
The Twins are activating reliever Tim Stauffer from the 15-day DL and optioning infielder Doug Bernier to Triple-A Rochester— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) May 21, 2015
|J.R. Graham threw 33|
night, 20 for strikes.
|Kick, Mule! George Suttles'|
Hall of Fame plaque.
Hu in Triple-A debut: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO. 93 pitches, 55 for strikes. Thielbar on for top of the 7th, Wings up 4-1.— Rochester Red Wings (@RocRedWings) May 19, 2015
|Dan Jennings was the manager Monday night in the first|
professional game he was ever in uniform for.
|Kennys Vargas smacks an RBI single in Cleveland on|
May 9 against Bruce Chen.
Over past 13 games, Vargas had lifted his batting average by 89 points, his OBP by 67 points and his SLUG by 133 points. Rochester-bound.— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) May 17, 2015
KVargas is Twins' 2nd-best hitter in May, .366 to Hunter's .367. He's not impressed. “A couple hits, but that’s not what we’re looking for.”— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) May 18, 2015
Vargas, after being sent down: “We’re looking for [me to] produce. Produce means runs & RBIs. You don’t want me to hit a lot of [singles]."— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) May 18, 2015
Paul Molitor on Kennys Vargas' mentality before demotion to AAA: "Right now, it’s cluttered." Says its patient one at-bat, aggressive next.— Andy Greder (@andygreder) May 17, 2015
|Josh Hamilton signs the back of Drew Hooker, 6 months,|
before a minor league game in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hamilton is on a rehab assignment with the Round Rock
Express, the Rangers' Triple A affiliate.
If (Dillon) Tate keeps falling, he’ll stop here. Minnesota remains linked to Cameron, but if the Twins want a college pitcher, they’re said to be intrigued by (Walker) Buehler, who throws harder than UCLA’s James Karpielian and Missouri State’s Jon Harris. The Twins also will scrutinize (Tyler) Jay here.
Just can't make this up. Twins are 2-7 vs. Tigers, outscored 56-23. Twins are 17-9 vs. rest of AL, outscoring those teams 136-104.— Dave Campbell (@DaveCampbellAP) May 15, 2015
|This awkward moment: Aaron Hicks is tagged out on|
his 10th-inning steal attempt Tuesday night.
|Aaron Hicks gets|
one more (final?)
|Trevor May walked|
three and struck out
four in four innings
|Alex Rodriguez takes a curtain call Thursday after|
hitting his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays
on the all-time list.
Other teams will prefer Daz Cameron out of Georgia, the son of ex-big leaguer Mike Cameron, who seems to suffer in comparison to his tooled-up father. Cameron is more of a well-rounded prospect with good but not great tools, somewhat resembling 2014 first-rounder Nick Gordon, in that his savvy can be underrated and his tools overrated at times.Nick Gordon, of course, was the Twins' top pick last summer.
|Craig Counsell (right), in his first week as Milwaukee|
manager, chats with outfielder Ryan Braun during batting
practice after taking the job.
|Eddie Rosario. One pitch, one home run.|
No further questions, your honor.
|Doug Bernier is 34 and|
has played in 42
major league games.
|Eddie Rosario got the|
call Monday and
arrived at Target Field
during the game.
|Mike Pelfrey threw|
61 pitches on Sunday,
35 for strikes.
|Wednesday's game in Baltimore. The three figures seated|
behind home plate are scouts