Twins General Manager Terry Ryan struggled while trying to explain why the Twins signed Tsuyoshi Nishioka in the first place. The Star Tribune takes a closer look at the situation and wonders aloud how the Twins' scouts could've been so far off...
Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect
Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville
Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park
The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.
Planned Parenthood suspends abortion services in WI due to 173-year-old law
A battle in the courts is likely coming.
How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction
The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life
Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Blackburn, Nishioka booted from Twins' 40-man roster
Two of the Twins' most disappointing players are off the major league roster, but will stay with the organization in the minors. Tsuyoshi Nishioka has spent most of the season with Rochester, anyway. The Twins will name a replacement for Blackburn Tuesday.
Nishioka drives in winning run as Twins top Indians
Tsuyoshi Nishioka's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning led the Twins to a 7-5 win over the hapless Indians Tuesday night, extending Cleveland's losing streak to 11 games.
Gardenhire considers trying Nishioka at third base
The Minnesota Twins infielder struggled at shortstop last year with ten errors in 60 games. From camp Friday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire hinted he isn't opposed to Nishioka at third base.
Twins trade Valencia to Boston, recall Nishioka
The Minnesota Twins have traded third baseman Danny Valencia to the Boston Red Sox for minor league outfielder Jeremias Pineda. Pineda is leading the rookie Gulf Coast League in hitting. The Twins recalled infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka to replace Valencia.
Nishioka hitting .000 in Triple-A, Dozier hitting .467
He’s making $3 million a year in the minor leagues, but Tsuyoshi Nishioka still doesn’t have a hit for the Rochester Red Wings. Nishioka is hitless in 13 at-bats. Brian Dozier -- regarded as the Twins shortstop of the future -- is off to a fast start. He’s hitting .467 in 15 at-bats.
Twins re-sign closer Matt Capps
The Twins have reached a one-year deal with free agent closer Matt Capps. General Manager Terry Ryan says the Twins' organization believes Capps will bounce back after struggling last season. The righthander finished 4-7 with a 4.25 ERA and 15 saves before losing his job to Joe Nathan.
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