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…

Minnesota Twins vote not to play at Detroit Thursday in protest of Jacob Blake shooting

Becomes sixth MLB canceled over last two days

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The Minnesota Twins were scheduled to face the Detroit Tigers Thursday night at Comerica Park, but the game has been postponed in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin earlier this week. According to Ken Rosenthal with The Athletic, the Twins held a vote Thursday and decided not to play. It comes a…

West Fargo’s Andy Young Heading To Majors

The former Packer was called up from the 60-max taxi squad

WEST FARGO – Former West Fargo High School baseball standout Andy Young has been called up to the Arizona Diamondbacks 30-man roster according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Prior to Major League Baseball resuming last month, Young was on the Diamondbacks 60-man taxi squad of players that was selected after the cancelation of the minor league season. Arizona is 3-5…

MLB Drops 2021 Schedule

Opening Day Falls on April 1st

NEW YORK — (AP) Major League Baseball will open the 2021 season on April 1 and hopes to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968. The league released the full schedule Thursday, two weeks before it plans to begin a 2020 season that’s been delayed and shortened by the coronavirus…

Minnesota Twins hold first 2020 inter squad game of Summer Camp at Target Field

Thursday's scrimmage to be streamed online

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) It was one inter squad game and ultimately will have no bearing on how the season goes, but the Minnesota Twins felt one step closer to actual baseball Wednesday night at Target Field. The Twins big leaguers wore their uniforms, they practiced social distancing from the first and third base dugouts and played four innings under the sun….

Twins’ Garver Expresses Concern Over Upcoming 60-Game Season

Twins first game is July 24 against the Chicago White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS- The MLB gave something for baseball fans to be excited about by providing some optimism towards a season releasing each team’s 60-game schedule on Monday. Division foes will play 10 teams with the Minnesota Twins starting up play on the road with the Chicago White Sox on July 24. Since the league began testing, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo…

Twins Open Coronavirus Shortened Season at White Sox on July 24th

First home series against St. Luis Cardinals July 28

MINNEAPOLIS- The Minnesota Twins’ shortened 60-game 2020 schedule has been released. The Twins will play only teams within the American League Central for 40 games with the other 20 coming against the National League Central which will cut down on the amount of travel — all to limit the guidelines put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. The…

Astudillo among Twins players who tested positive for COVID-19

Other Twins Player Not Revealed

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Two Minnesota Twins players have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey. Willians Astudillo is one of the two players, according to Falvey. Astudillo will now have to quarantine. In order to return to practice, Astudillo will need to have two negative tests. Falvey did not name the other Twins player who tested positive. This…