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TWINS FOCUS MRI Reveals Torn UCL for Joel Zumaya
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... Posted on 2/26/12 at 1:44 PM
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Felix Doubront’s bid for a spot in Boston’s starting rotation took a hit when he allowed eight hits in 4Xc innings Monday as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Red Sox 8-4.
The left-hander gave up two runs, struck out three and walked one.
Twins starter Jason Marquis allowed three runs, five hits and two walks in four innings with two strikeouts.
NEW YORK – Two minor league pitchers in the Minnesota Twins’ organization have been suspended 50 games each under baseball’s minor league drug program.
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Yeison Florentino and Ezequiel Zarzuela each tested positive. They both play on the Twins’ team in the Dominican Summer League team.
The suspensions are effective at the start of this season.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – James Shields took another step toward his opening day assignment for the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching four scoreless innings during a 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins on Monday.
Shields allowed three hits, walked two and struck out two in his second spring training start, building on the two perfect innings he worked against the New York Yankees last week.
Carl Pavano allowed one run and four hits in four innings for the Twins, who got a one-out, 10th-inning homer from Luke Hughes to win it.
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Nick Blackburn pitched three scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins hit three home runs Sunday to beat a New York Yankees split squad 5-1.
Danny Valencia, Joe Benson and Mike Holliman homered for the Twins.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Scott Baker pitched two hitless innings in his spring debut as the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Tuesday.
The outing was a good sign for Baker, who went 8-6 with a 3.14 ERA for the Twins before an elbow injury ended his 2011 season.
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Lars Anderson hit a grand slam, leading manager Bobby Valentine and the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over a Minnesota Twins split squad in their spring training opener Sunday.
Left-hander Francisco Liriano allowed a hit and walked one in two scoreless innings for the Twins.
Anderson hit his grand slam in the Red Sox’s five-run seventh. Mike Aviles had a two-run single in the fourth.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson pitched two scoreless innings for Tampa Bay in his spring debut on Sunday and the Rays lost to a Minnesota Twins split squad 5-3.
Hellickson gave up a leadoff single to Alexi Casilla and threw 16 pitches in the opening inning. He needed only six pitches to retire the side in the second.
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The fireballer has flamed out once again, and this time it may be for good.
Minnesota Twins reliever Joel Zumaya was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow on Sunday, meaning his latest comeback bid has ended almost before it began.
Jon Krawczynski / Ap Baseball Writer
, February 26, 2012
Josh Willingham had dreams about his baseball career growing up, big ones. The kind of can-you-imagine fantasies that boys in Little League uniforms like to make-believe about but coaches who know how long the odds actually are try not to encourage too much. Sure, you’ll get there someday, they say half-heartedly, just keep working hard.
Phil Miller / Minneapolis Star Tribune
, January 31, 2012
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