The Twins re-signed righthanded relief pitcher Jared Burton to a 2-year $5.5 Million contract extension Thursday. Burton had 5 saves, 55 strikeouts, 16 walks and a 2.18 ERA in 62 innings for the Twins in 2012. Burton will make $2.05 Million in 2013 and $3.25 Million in 2014.
The Twins traded centerfielder Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Philllies to righthanded starting pitchers. The two pitchers are Vance Worley and prospect Trevor May. Worley is a 6'2 230 pound 25-year old who's pitched parts of 3 seasons in the major leagues for the Phillies.
The Twins did not renew the c0ntracts of 3 coaches and their head athletic trainer. Longtime bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek, 3rd base coach Steve Liddle and first base coach Jerry White and head coach athletic trainer Rick McWane all had their contacts not renewed for 2013. The Twins also reassigned bench coach Scott Ulger and hitting coach Joe Vavra. Ulger will work the outfielders and Vavra will work with the infielders.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig made official what we all knew on Wednesday, Target Field is getting the 2014 MLB All Star Game. Selig said Minnesota is an easy choice and that the 6-day event will be great for the entire Twin Cities Metro area.
The Texas Rangers downed the Twins 8-0 Friday night to hand Minnesota their 4th straight loss and 9th loss in their last 10 games. Matt Harrison threw 8 shutout innings with 2 hits allowed to get the win.
Oakland starter Brett Anderson silenced the Twins for 7 innings in the A’s 4-1 win over the Twins in Oakland Tuesday night. Anderson allowed just 4 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings to get the win. This
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