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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…

2020 MLB All-Star Game Canceled

Los Angeles Dodgers Now Rewarded Event in 2022

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home to the Braves since 2017. Because of the…

Reports: Players Union, MLB Agree to Play 60-Game Season starting July 24th; Report on July 1st

Health and Safety Guidelines Still Being Worked Out

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.– According to reports, the Major League Baseball Players Association agreed to the outline set by commissioner Rob Manfred and the league for a 2020 season. The season will be played be in a span of 66 days and 60 games starting on July 24th. A second spring training will start on July 1st. The two sides…

Cruz wins Ali Award for humanitarian efforts

Annual ESPYS Award Given on Sunday Night

MINNEAPOLIS (MLB.com) There are countless people in the small community of Las Matas de Santa Cruz, deep in the northwestern corner of the Dominican Republic, who owe their health and livelihood in part to Nelson Cruz, one of the town’s most prominent sons. For all those years of tireless work and service to better the lives of those in his…

MLB Offers New Proposal With 76-Game Season, Up to 75% of Salaries

The third proposal MLB Owners have made to Player's Association

  NEW YORK — Major League Baseball team owners made a new offer, its third since coronavirus delayed the initial start to the 2020 season. In the proposal, it outlines a guarantee for 50% of players’ prorated salaries over a 76-game regular season and increase the money to 75% if the postseason is completed, people familiar with the plan told…

Minnesota Twins DH Cruz Named Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award Finalist

Award Given Annually for athletes who've made a positive impact on their communities through sports

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – (Minnesota Twins PR) In recognition of his off-field and community efforts, Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been nominated for the 2020 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. Cruz joins Kevin Love of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, Devin and Jason McCourty of the NFL’s New England Patriots, Maya Moore of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx and WWE fighter Titus…

Former Mayville State Pitcher Nick Anderson Named to Baseball America’s All-Rookie MLB Team

Played his rookie season for Marlins before being traded to Miami Marlins

DURHAM, N.C. — Baseball America released its All–Rookie team for the 2019 season and former Mayville State and current Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Nick Anderson was named to the list. In 68 games with the Rays and Miami Marlins, Anderson recorded a 5 and 4 record, 3.32 ERA with 110 strikeouts and 24 earned runs. Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines…

Baseballs Fans Meet Twins Legend in Moorhead

Baseball fans in Moorhead meet a former big–time slugger while supporting a good cause.

MOORHEAD, Minn. –Baseball fans in Moorhead meet a former big–time slugger while supporting a good cause. Former Twins Right Fielder Tony Oliva met with fans at The Zone Sports Cards and Memorabilia to sign autographs for fans both young and old. During Oliva’s time with the Twins, he was an eight–time all–star and three–time batting champion. Shoppers in the store…

Byron Buxton placed on 60-day IL, season over

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – After just 87 games, Byron Buxton’s 2019 season with the Minnesota Twins is over. The Twins announced Tuesday they’ve placed Buxton on the 60-day injured list with a shoulder injury. He’s been out since hurting his non-throwing shoulder on Aug. 1 in a 5-4 loss at the Miami Marlins. The Twins have selected the contract of Ronald Torreyes…