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Twins Outright Gray; Callup Parmelee

The Twins have outrighted relief pitcher Jeff Gray to triple-A Rochester after he passed through waivers and have called up first baseman Chris Parmelee. Gray has a 5.71 ERA in 52 innings for the Twins this season while Parmelee is batting .338 with 17 homeruns and 49 RBIs in 64 games at triple-A Rochester this season.

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Twins Place Mauer on Trade Waivers

The Twins have placed catcher Joe Mauer on trade waivers and American League teams have until noon today to claim him. If he is unclaimed National League teams will have an opportunity to claim him. If Mauer goes unclaimed the Twins could trade him to anyone. If he is claimed the Twins can work out a trade with the team that claimed him, pull him back and not trade him the rest of the season or let him go to the team that claimed him.

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MLB All Star Game Coming to Target Field

The Twins have called a press conference for 4pm Wednesday to make a "major announcement". The major announcement is expected to be that Target Field will host the Major League Baseball All Star Game in 2014. The information that Minnesota was getting the 2014 All Star game has leaked out over the past 2 days and has been rumored for weeks.

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Seattle Tops Twins, Diamond 5-2

The Twins lost 5-2 at home to Seattle Tuesday night. Hisashi Iwakuma threw 6 innings with 1 hit and 1 run allowed (0 earned) to get the win. Scott Diamond threw 7 innings with 7 hits and 5 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 10-6. Dustin Ackley hit a 3-run homerun for the Mariners. Ryan Doumit had a RBI double and both Josh Willingham and Jamey Carroll were each 1-3 with a run scored for the Twins.

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All Star Game Expected to be at Target Field in 2014

The Major League Baseball All Star game appears headed for Target Field in 2014. An official announcement is expected later this week. Numerous reports indicate that Target Field is the likely pick for the All Star game and the All Star festivities which include the Homerun Derby. Twins owner Jim Pohlad says he believes an announcement is imminent.

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Seattle, King Felix Down Twins 1-0

The Twins lost 1-0 at home to the Seattle Mariners Monday night. Felix Hernandez out-dueled Liam Hendriks to get the win. Hernandez allowed just 5 hits in 9 innings with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk. Hendriks made his best start as a Twin. He allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run with 6 strikeouts and 3 walks to take the loss and drop to 0-7. Eric Thames hit a solo homerun off Hendriks in the 8th inning to break the scoreless tie. Justin Morneau tripled to lead off the 7th inning but the Twins couldn't get him in.

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Twins Edge Rangers 6-5 to End Skid

The Twins defeated Texas 6-5 Sunday in Texas close a 10-game road trip with a 2-8 record. The Twins had lost 10 of their last 11 games heading into the game yesterday. Ben Revere went 4-4 with a triple, 3 runs scored and 1 RBI and Denard Span went 2-5 with 2 runs scored for the Twins. Cole DeVries threw 5 innings with 3 hits and 2 runs allowed (1 earned) to get the win and improve to 3-5. Glen Perkins threw a scoreless 9th inning to get the save, his 8th.

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Rangers Blank Twins; Diamond Suspended

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. Sam Deduno allowed 11 hits and 7 earned runs in 5 innings to take the loss and drop to 4-2. Ryan Doumit, Trevor Plouffe, and Jamey Carroll each had 1 hits for the Twins.

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Twins Promote Waldrop; Carson Sent Down

The Twins optioned outfielder Matt Carson to triple-A Rochester after the game Thursday and called up righthanded relief pitcher Kyle Waldrop from triple-A Rochester. Waldrop has a 3.34 ERA in 24 games for Rochester this season. Carson was 8-21 batting .381 for the Twins with 1 RBI in 5 games this season.

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Rangers Beat Twins 10-6; Diamond, Gardy Ejected

The Twins lost 10-6 at Texas Thursday night to suffer their 3rd straight loss and 8th loss in their last 9 games. Texas scored 6 runs in the 8th inning to break a 4-all tie. Only 1 of the runs scored in the 8th inning was earned due to errors from Pedro Florimon and Trevor Plouffe. Jared Burton took the loss in relief and drops to 1-1.

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