Will Danny Valencia ever play for the Twins again? Since being sent back to AAA Rochester in early May, Valencia is hitting .237 with 4 homers and 22 RBI. General manager Terry Ryan says, "If we felt comfortable bringing him back, we would ... but he's not ready."
Man, 34, dies after being found unresponsive in grain bin
The incident happened in Stearns County Tuesday afternoon.
Laser pointed at plane descending into MSP Airport
Nationwide, laser pointing incidents rose 42% last year compared to 2020.
Teenage boy dead, another critical in Minneapolis shooting
The shooting happened near a residential building in the Stevens Square neighborhood Tuesday night.
Brooklyn Park teen killed in fireworks accident identified
Jack Kocur, 18, was noted as a high school baseball player and a former student at St. Alphonsus Catholic School.
Chef Justin Sutherland suffers serious injuries in boat propeller accident
A fundraising campaign has been launched for the former Iron Chef contestant.
After husband's suicide, mom killed their 3 kids and herself in Vadnais Lake
Police have identified the victims of the weekend tragedy.
Sky turns green in Sioux Falls, orange in Twin Cities
A storm system brought a spectacular light show to the Upper Midwest.
Chet Holmgren dominates in NBA Summer League debut
The No. 2 overall pick looked the part in the Thunder's win over the Jazz.
Frey: Police faced 'whack-a-mole' situation on chaotic Fourth of July
The mayor says law enforcement resources were being pulled all over the city as violent scenes unfolded.
Body recovered from Mississippi River near hydro plant in St. Paul
Authorities say the body appeared to have been in the river for months.
Charges: Lakeville driver didn't call 911 after fatally striking teen on bicycle
The 15-year-old boy was killed while riding his bike along a route he frequented.
Twins place Plouffe on DL, call up Valencia
The Twins placed Trevor Plouffe on the 15 day disabled list Friday night. He was initially in the lineup, but scratched after his bruised thumb acted up on him during batting practice. The move is retroactive to July 21. Filling the roster spot is Danny Valencia, who was hitting .250 with 7 home runs and 37 RBI at AAA-Rochester.
Twins roster shake-up: Liriano to the bullpen, Valencia to Triple-A
Big moves following the Twins loss Wednesday night. Francisco Liriano was moved to the bullpen and Danny Valencia was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Liriano has struggled with confidence and Valencia was in the midst of an 0-21 slump.
Twins: Valencia could get another shot if Plouffe lands on the disabled list
A bruised thumb forced Twins third-baseman Trevor Plouffe to miss a third straight game Monday night. He tried to take a couple of swings but was shut down after feeling discomfort. If he can’t play soon, he could land on the disabled list, paving the way for the possible return of Danny Valencia.
Twins option Danny Valencia to Triple-A, designate Maloney for assignment
The Twins optioned third baseman Danny Valencia to Triple-A Rochester following Wednesday's loss to the Angels. Valencia's 0-21 slump dropped his average to .190. In another move the team designated relief pitcher Matt Maloney for assignment.
Terry Ryan: 'You can't feel sorry for yourself; you have to do something'
Twins' GM Terry Ryan put the team's 6-18 start in perspective by saying, "Right now, things are not going very well." After watching the Twins get no-hit by Jered Weaver, Ryan says, "Now we're in Seattle, and we have to turn the page and forget what happened."
With free-agent scraps remaining, Terry Ryan has a difficult job
The MLB Winter Meetings concluded Thursday, meaning the Twins now have to dig through the free-agent scraps in order to upgrade the team. The digging job belongs to GM Terry Ryan, and it will be interesting to see what he does.
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