| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:45 PM
MINNEAPOLIS – Standing in his office late Thursday afternoon, Robin Ventura gazed down at the green blob on his computer screen.
“This does not look good,” he said. “Looks like an avocado.”
It was not an avocado, but an...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — According to the Target Field video board, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than two minutes.
Solving the White Sox puzzle has been just as easy for the Twins, who came into the series with a five-...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:52 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson has coined several memorable nicknames to players over the years, including "Big Hurt" for Frank Thomas, "One Dog" for Lance Johnson and "El Caballo" for Carlos Lee.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:40 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Field is revving up for the upcoming All-Star Game, when a national audience will get a chance to see the charms of a relatively new downtown ballpark built four years ago to revitalize the Twins organization.
It follows the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:31 PM
HARTFORD — The expected departure of the Rock Cats to Hartford for 2016 will leave New Britain, a city of 73,000, without minor league baseball for the first time since 1983.
It will also leave a 6,000-seat stadium, only 18 years old, quiet on...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second.
And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first.
Puig, who has played...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford uses just any old bat when he faces Mariano Rivera. The more rickety and age-worn, the better.
He knows there's a good chance his bat — and his at-bat — will be doomed by what many consider the most...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The All-Snubbed team
It's called the All-Star game — but not all the stars who deserve to play in the exhibition will be at Citi Field on Tuesday.
Some missed their flights to New York because of the rule requiring each team to have at least one...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:18 PM
The Angels face a short-term question and a long-term question with Joe Blanton.
The short-term question: Does he make his next scheduled start? On the day after Blanton failed to complete six innings for the fourth consecutive start, Manager Mike...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:47 AM
The Orioles will head south to Fort Myers today to play the Twins for the second time this spring.
The Twins will have a lineup that includes Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau, so they’re playing a number of regulars.
As for the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:54 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After struggling mightily with his control in an ugly one-inning start Thursday, Orioles right-hander Jair Jurrjens acknowledged that lingering flaws in his mechanics are rooted from nagging problems with his right knee.