Category Archives: Injuries

J.J. Hardy Injury: Minnesota Twins Shortstop Lands on DL with Wrist Injury

The injuries just keep on coming for the Minnesota Twins. In March, the club lost All-Star closer Joe Nathan for the year after he underwent Tommy John surgery. Last week, reigning American League MVP Joe Mauer sat out with a … Continue reading

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Joe Nathan Injury: Minnesota’s All-Star Closer Opts for Tommy John Surgery

It’s official, the Minnesota Twins will be without All-Star closer Joe Nathan for the 2010 campaign. Nathan elected to undergo Tommy John ligament replacement surgery today after feeling continued pain and discomfort following a bullpen session with pitching coach Rick … Continue reading

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Nomar Hangs Up His Overly Adjusted Batting Gloves…As a Member of the Red Sox

This morning, Nomar Garciaparra signed a one-day minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox so that his dream of retiring in a Sox uniform could be realized. After GM Theo Epstein unveiled the signing at a press conference, Nomar … Continue reading

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Joe Nathan Injury: Minnesota Closer Tears Elbow Ligament, Twins Look to Plan B

Joe Nathan reportedly has a torn ulnar collateral ligament. At best, it’s partially torn and he’ll be able to avoid surgery and pitch through the pain this season, albeit with a seriously diminished skill-set due to the injury. At worst, … Continue reading

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Pat Neshek Gets the Worst Fan Mail

Minnesota Twins reliever Pat Neshek is best-known for his funky sidearm delivery and his blog. Fans haven’t seen much of his delivery of late as he hasn’t tossed a pitch since arm troubles and an eventual go’round with Tommy John … Continue reading

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It Hurts So Good: Slugger Frank Thomas Set To Retire

Frank Thomas is officially hanging up the cleats. Thomas, 41, has scheduled a Friday press conference in Chicago—where he spent 16 of his 19 big league seasons—to announce his retirement. Thomas, one of the most feared sluggers of the past … Continue reading

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Countdown to Spring Training: 7 Days

For today’s entry on the countdown, I’ve decided to veer away from my hometown team and—for the most part—away from my era. Today’s Major League Moment is Kirk Gibson’s iconic pinch-hit home run off of Dennis Eckersley in the 1988 … Continue reading

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Curt Schilling Hints at Potential Comeback

Curt Schilling may be on the comeback trail. Schilling, who hasn’t pitched in the Majors since Game 2 of the 2007 World Series, hinted as much with this ambiguous tweet earlier today: “Working out again…..not sure I can add anything … Continue reading

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Rich Harden Signs with the Texas Rangers

The (AL) West just got wilder. Rich Harden has reportedly signed a one-year deal, worth a guaranteed $7.5 million, with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers will pay him $6.5 million in a base salary for 2010, plus $2.5 million in … Continue reading

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Randy Wolf Signs with the Milwaukee Brewers

Another one bites the dust. An already weak crop of free agent starters just took another hit as left-hander Randy Wolf has reportedly inked a three-year deal deal worth just under $30 million with the Milwaukee Brewers. The deal, which … Continue reading

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Brad Penny Signs with the St. Louis Cardinals

Brad Penny is headed to St. Louis. According to ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney, Penny and the Cardinals have come agreed upon a one-year deal for the 2010 campaign. Penny, 31, will earn a base salary of $7.5 million and … Continue reading

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Carl Pavano Receives Arbitration Offer from Minnesota

The Twins have reportedly offered Carl Pavano arbitration. Minnesota had until Tuesday’s 11 p.m. deadline to offer the right hander arbitration for next season, but chose to do so early. The decision makes sense as Pavano qualifies as a Type … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu: Mike Lowell May Be on Red Sox’s Trading Block

The Boston Red Sox are considering acquiring a marquee first baseman. The club is reportedly interested in San Diego’s Adrian Gonzalez and Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. If either one is acquired in a trade, the Red Sox would move incumbent first … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins: Jason Kubel’s Long Road Back Leads to the Top

Jason Kubel is finally where he belongs, at the top. After a career-best season in 2009, Kubel, 27, proved to be one of baseball’s premier designated hitters, working at a considerably lower rate than many of his contemporaries. At this … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins’ Ron Gardenhire, is he the AL Manager of the Year?

Ron Gardenhire has long been considered one of baseball’s best managers. In 2009, he proved his mettle once again by leading the Minnesota Twins to yet another division title in the American League Central. The pennant marked his fifth division … Continue reading

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