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Monday Apr 14 | Star Tribune

Tommy John surgeries are increasing, and Twins aren't immune

Minnesota Twins Mike Pelfrey strugged in early innings against the A's] Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland A's, 4/10/14.] Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune Mike Pelfrey/roster.


Related Topix: Sports, Mike Pelfrey, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Matt Moore, Major League Baseball, Kyle Gibson, Scott Baker

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Touch 'Em All: Rangers' Beltre out with quad strain

Adrian Beltre has a mild left quadriceps strain that will keep the third baseman out of the lineup for now, but the Texas Rangers are hoping to keep him off the disabled list.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball, Colby Lewis

Thu Apr 10, 2014


Jim Johnson out as A's closer; he's not surprised by move

Manager Bob Melvin announced this morning that Jim Johnson will get "a break" from closer duties.


Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Cook, Baseball Players, Dan Otero

Athletics move struggling Johnson out of closer role

Manager Bob Melvin says the Oakland Athletics will move forward with a closer-by-committee approach while they work to get the struggling Jim Johnson back on track.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Johnson's act wearing thin already, despite A's extra-inning win in Minnesota

Jim Johnson is not making a name for himself with the Oakland Athletics fan base -- unless "You %^$&$%*&!!" counts as a name, of course.


Related Topix: Sports, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Chris Herrmann

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Twinkie Town

Ten Questions with Athletics Nation's Alex Hall

Alex Hall from SB Nation's A's site Athletics Nation got in touch with me over the weekend regarding a question exchange in front of this week's home opening series against one of the AL West's favorites.


Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Seattle Mariners, Bartolo Colon, Baseball Players, Minnesota Twins

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

A's win series with Seattle to close homestand

The reigning AL saves leader struck out two and closed it out this time after losing back-to-back outings to begin with the year with Oakland, sealing the Athletics' 6-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.


Related Topix: Sports, Eric Sogard, Baseball Players, Seattle Mariners, Major League Baseball, Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson, Sonny Gray

Sat Mar 29, 2014

The Miami Herald

AL team analysis for 2014 season

Tampa's young rotation - average age: 25 - may prove to be the AL's best. And it could get better when 26-year Jeremy Hellickson returns from the disabled list in June.


Related Topix: Sports, Jeremy Hellickson, Baseball Players, Chris Davis, Nelson Cruz, Tommy Hunter, Derek Jeter

Fri Mar 21, 2014

2014 MLB predictions: American League edition

While many of you, myself included try to keep up with the first few rounds of the NCAA Tournament, silently Opening Day creeps ever so closer.


Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Chris Davis

Thu Mar 20, 2014

ABC News

Longoria, Ramos Lead Rays to 5-4 Win Over Twins

Evan Longoria hit a two-run double and Cesar Ramos looked sharp on the mound, sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.


Related Topix: Sports, Evan Longoria, Baseball Players, Scott Diamond, Cesar Ramos, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, Minnesota Twins

Yanks Go Yard

American League East Comparison: Baltimore Orioles

Mar 15, 2014; Sarasota, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado in the dugout against the New York Yankees at Ed Smith Stadium.


Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baltimore Orioles, Manny Machado, Baseball Players, New York Yankees, Jim Johnson