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West Fargo’s Andy Young Called Up to Arizona Diamondbacks

Second stint with the organization

PHOENIX, AZ — West Fargo’s Andy Young has been called up to the big leagues. The Arizona Diamondbacks had an injury with outfielder Starling Marte going down and Young fills that void. It’ll be his second stint with the D’Backs. The first came last year hitting .192 in 34 plate appearances while playing in left, right, second, short and at…

Saint Paul To Become Twins’ New AAA Affiliate

The Saints were previously part of the American Association alongside the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks

MINNEAPOLIS/SAINT PAUL, MN –  As part of Major League Baseball’s new development program, the Minnesota Twins are shaking up their minor league teams. The organization invited the Saint Paul Saints to become their Triple A. affiliate, the Wichita Wind Surge as their Double A. affiliate, the Cedar Rapids Kernals as their High A. affiliate, and the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels…

St. Paul Saints to become Twins’ Triple-A affiliate in 2021

Decision made official Wednesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The St. Paul Saints will leave independent baseball and become the Minnesota Twins’ new Triple-A, minor league affiliate starting next season, both teams announced Wednesday. The Twins said on Wednesday they had extended affiliate invitations to four minor league teams: Saints, Wichita Wind Surge, Cedar Rapids Kernels and Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. If they accept, the minor league…

Twins Nelson Cruz Wins Fourth Silver Slugger Award

Winner in back-to-back seasons

MINNEAPOLIS — For the fourth time in his major league baseball career designated hitter, Nelson Cruz, takes home the silver slugger award. Cruz is the fifth Twin to earn the honor multiple time doing so in back to back seasons. The Boom Stick had a monster year at the dish hitting 16 home runs, which was top 7 in the…

Mayville State Alum Anderson Gets Ready for First World Series Appearance

Nick Anderson is a member of the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays

MAYVILLE, N.D. — Since joining the Tampa Bay Rays at the trade deadline in July of 2019, Nick Anderson has been of the most dominant arms in baseball coming out of the bullpen. Now the Mayville State alum gets to show his stuff on the biggest stage in baseball. Starting Tuesday, Anderson and the Rays play in their second ever…

Twins swept out of AL Wild Card Playoffs after 3-1 loss to Astros

Postseason Losing Streak Extended to 18 games

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) Another year in the Major League Baseball post-season, and the same frustrating result for the Minnesota Twins. They said their goodbyes Wednesday and cleaned out their clubhouse after a 3-1 loss to the Astros in Game 2 of the American League Wild Card Series. Swept out of the playoffs. That’s 18 straight post-season losses, the longest…

Twins clinch 2nd straight AL Central title after White Sox loss to Cubs

Clinch home field advantage in wild card

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Twins have taken home the American League Central crown on the final day of the shortened regular season. The Twins had a chance to clinch the division on Sunday with either a win against the Reds in the regular-season finale at Target Field, or if the White Sox lost. The Cubs held off the White Sox 10-8 in…

Longtime Twins Manager Gardenhire Retires

The announcement came shortly before Detroitsgame against the Indians

DETROIT — Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announced his immediate retirement barely over an hour before Saturday night’s game against Cleveland, saying he’s been “stressed out” and not feeling well. The news came in an abruptly called video conference around 5 p.m. as Detroit prepared to play the Indians at Comerica Park. Bench coach Lloyd McClendon is taking over as manager…

Major League Baseball announces 2020 playoff schedule

World Series to be played in Texas

FARGO, N.D. — Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced its plans for the playoffs, and they include bubbles in California and Texas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wild Card series will feature a best-of-three series, with all games played at the higher-seeded team. The teams that advance out of the Wild Card round will then head to their perspective…

Beloved announcer Bert Blyleven to broadcast his final Twins game Wednesday night

Moving into assistant role with organization

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Beloved Minnesota Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven will announce his final game from the broadcast booth Wednesday night as he transitions into a special assistant role in the organization, the club announced Wednesday. Wednesday night’s game on FOX Sports North versus the Chicago White Sox will be Blyleven’s last, capping off 25 seasons as an announcer on television and…