Twins trade Wilson to Cubs for Gimenez in catcher swap
CLEVELAND (AP) — In a swap of backup catchers, the Minnesota Twins have traded Bobby Wilson to the Chicago Cubs for Chris Gimenez and a player to be named or cash.
The deal for the 35-year-old veterans was announced Thursday.
Wilson has been on the 10-day disabled list since Aug. 23 with a sprained right ankle. He hit .178 with two home runs and 16 RBIs in 47 games for Minnesota.
Cahill, A’s fall 6-4 to Twins, take 2nd straight loss
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver didn't have time for any warmup swings, summoned as an injury replacement for Minnesota in the fourth inning.
After two strikes by Oakland starter Trevor Cahill, that's when Garver found his groove.
Bauer strikes out 11, Indians hit 4 HRs in 10-0 win
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer reached a milestone Monday night.
Cleveland's right-hander struck out 11 in six innings — giving him 206 for the season — and the Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0.
Bauer (11-6) is one strikeout behind Boston's Chris Sale for the AL lead. After striking out 196 last season — then a career high — reaching the 200-mark was a goal going into 2018.
"That's something I wanted to accomplish," he said. "Next up is 300. Maybe not this year, but hopefully next year."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby Wilson helped Kyle Gibson turn around his pitching after a rough first inning. Then, for at least one afternoon, the veteran catcher fixed his own struggles at the plate.
Wilson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Gibson recovered from a shaky first to throw seven innings, and the Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Saturday.
Max Kepler homered in his second straight game to help send the Twins to their third win in a row.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday's sweltering conditions at Wrigley Field were the worst he's experienced during a major league game.
The Minnesota Twins were in no position to disagree.
Minnesota's Eddie Rosario, Bobby Wilson and Max Kepler all left early because of heat illness on a scorching afternoon, and the Cubs beat the Twins 14-9.
CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario has left a game because of heat illness on a scorching afternoon at Wrigley Field.
The Chicago Cubs said it was 96 degrees at the time Rosario exited during the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday. He hit a two-run homer in the top of the fifth, then left shortly after fielding a hit by Anthony Rizzo.
The Cubs said the heat index was 107 — that's a calculation of how hot it actually feels, with the humidity factored in.
Berrios strikes out 12 as Twins beat Rangers 2-0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Once Jose Berrios escaped a jam in the first inning, the rest of the day belonged to the ace right-hander.
Berrios struck out a career-best 12 in seven innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat Bartolo Colon and the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Sunday.
Shin-Soo Choo jumped on Berrios' first-pitch fastball for a leadoff double, but Berrios settled down before the Rangers could grab an early lead.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With an important insurance run standing at third base in the speedy Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins catcher Bobby Wilson tried to pull off a surprise with a sacrifice bunt.
Wilson fouled off the attempt, never a good feeling for a journeyman that has played 329 major league games over the past 11 seasons to miss his chance. He didn't miss his next opportunity.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins finally got the comeback win they had been close to staging so many times this season.
Eddie Rosario homered twice, Bobby Wilson hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Twins rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
"If you keep that mindset of trying to play the 27 outs the best you can, sometimes it's going to turn, and tonight we got one back," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.
FORT MYERS, FLA. The Twins have a full 40-player major league roster, and the only catchers are Jason Castro and Mitch Garver. Veteran Chris Gimenez was much admired as Castros backup in 2017, and yet the front office felt a need to clear a spot that Garver could win in his sixth pro season and at age 27.
The Twins were a week into exhibition games on Feb. 28 when Garver strained a knee. He was sent for an MRI, it came back showing no damage and Garver was catching again on March 4.
The Twins will learn this spring how close Nick Gordon is to being major league ready.
Gordon, the Twins’ first-round pick in 2014 who had an all-star season at Class AA last year, is among 13 nonroster players invited to take part in spring training later this month. The 22-year-old shortstop, brother of Mariners infielder Dee Gordon, will take part in full-squad workouts that begin Feb. 19 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Yankees ace Tanaka allows 4 homers in an inning against Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has given up four home runs in the same inning against Tampa Bay.
Tanaka was staked to a 7-0 lead entering the bottom of the third Wednesday night when the barrage of four solo homers stated on a leadoff drive by Bobby Wilson. After Tanaka got two consecutive outs, Evan Longoria, Brad Miller and Corey Dickerson hit three consecutive shots.
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