Injuries plagued the Twins in 2011 to the tune of 99 losses. Many of the injuries were to starting pitchers. Nick Blackburn was one of them. A forearm injury cut his season short, but he says the Twins "will be right back at the top of the league" if they can stay healthy in 2012.
Gun found on WCCO-TV rooftop after homicide in Minneapolis
It's the 56th death reported as a homicide in Minneapolis this year.
17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday
The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3
The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.
Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago
Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.
7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle
Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.
Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson
Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.
Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan
There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.
GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote
Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill
Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.
Suspected lightning strike causes gas fire in St. Paul street
Nearby properties are being evacuated.
Blackburn, Baker healthy and ready for 2012 season
Injuries were a major problem for the Twins in 2011. That's why the news that Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn are healthy is a step in the right direction for the 2012 Twins. Blackburn says if everyone can stay healthy, the upcoming season "should be a different story."
Liriano, Baker and Blackburn discuss success and struggles with Twins
Francisco Liriano, Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn have seen their ups and downs with the Twins. The Pioneer Press caught up with the three pitchers to talk about what has held them back over the last few years.
Blackburn working his way back from injury
Nick Blackburn's 2011 season was cut short because of an entangled nerve in his right forearm. He had surgery in the off-season, and says he is "pretty close" to being able to go full speed. He threw his first bullpen session on Monday and said he "felt good."
Pavano mentoring Twins' starters
36 year-old Carl Pavano knows what Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano and Nick Blackburn are going through. All three dealt with injuries and finished last season with poor results. Pavano, who struggled with injuries earlier in his career, is now mentoring the younger Twins on how to overcome their struggles.
Mastroianni's 3 RBI lead Twins past Toronto, 7-6
Four runs in the fifth inning sparked the Twins past Toronto, 7-6 at Target Field Friday night. Darin Mastroianni collected his first major league hit and led the Twins with three RBI. Nick Blackburn struggled in five innings but the bullpen was fantastic as Alex Burnett, Jared Burton, Glen Perkins and Matt Capps held the Blue Jays to one run over the final four innings.
Blackburn says he's 'very aware' Twins could release him
Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn doesn't like his chances of remaining with the club after this season, reports the Pioneer Press. The struggling right-hander, who was booted from the Twins' 40-man roster last month, admits he's "been terrible."
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