J.A. Happ’s hold on a spot in the Seattle Mariners rotation is getting more tenuous by the day.
The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.
Kendrys Morales is returning to the Seattle Mariners.
The Mariners lost their third straight game at home to the Minnesota Twins, falling 4-2 Thursday night despite pounding out 12 hits.
Command problems plagued Roenis Elias in an 8-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins, and he was lifted after a career-low 3 1-3 innings.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
The Minnesota Twins fall into the circle comprised of medium and small market teams that Mariners fans are incredibly bitter towards. By no means are the Twins considered bitter rivals in the Pacific Northwest — unless you incorporate the movie Little Big League into the history between the two teams — however, the Twins have managed to do so much more than the Mariners, often with a substantially smaller payroll.
Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning, Sam Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season and the Twins beat the Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven strong innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Monday night.
Buck, 34, signed a one-year contract with Seattle in the offseason. He was hitting .226 with one home run and six RBIs in 27 games