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Nolasco to have right elbow examined Tuesday

SEATTLE — Right-hander Ricky Nolasco met with Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and pitching coach Rick Anderson on Monday, and admitted he’s been pitching through elbow discomfort this season.
Nolasco is scheduled to fly back to Minnesota on Monday…

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Mauer leaves game with right oblique strain

MINNEAPOLIS — First baseman Joe Mauer left Tuesday’s game against the Royals in the fifth inning after straining his right oblique on a swing on a double in the bottom of the fourth. He’ll be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
With the bases …

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Pino to start Thursday, Deduno headed to bullpen

BOSTON — The Twins will recall Yohan Pino from Triple-A Rochester to start against the White Sox on Thursday, with fellow right-hander Samuel Deduno heading to the bullpen. A corresponding roster move will come on Thursday.
Pino, 30, has excelled…

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Twins exploring their options with Josmil Pinto

TORONTO — With Kendrys Morales set to be the everyday designated hitter for the Twins moving forward, the club is deciding what to do with rookie catcher Josmil Pinto.
Pinto started 19 games at designated hitter as a way to get his bat into the l…

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Mike Pelfrey undergoes surgery on right elbow

TORONTO — Right-hander Mike Pelfrey underwent surgery on Tuesday to clean up scar tissue in his right elbow that was causing pressure on his ulnar nerve, the Twins announced. The official term for the operation is right elbow ulnar nerve decompre…

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Kendrys Morales makes his Twins debut at DH

TORONTO — In a surprise move, Kendrys Morales made his Twins debut on Monday, batting sixth and starting at designated hitter against the Blue Jays.
Morales, who officially joined the Twins on Sunday after signing a one-year, $12 million prorated…

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Source: Twins sign Kendrys Morales to one-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins reached an agreement with free-agent slugger Kendrys Morales on Saturday, according to a Major League source familiar with the negotiations. The deal is a one-year, $12 million prorated contract worth roughly $7.6 million….

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Twins select HS SS Nick Gordon with No. 5 pick

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins went with a position player with the No. 5 overall pick in Thursday’s First-Year Player Draft, selecting highly athletic shortstop Nick Gordon from Olympia High School in Orlando.
Gordon, the son of former All-Star close…

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Pelfrey diagnosed with ulnar nerve irritation

NEW YORK — Right-hander Mike Pelfrey had his throwing shoulder and elbow examined in Minnesota on Friday, and irritation was found in his ulnar nerve in his elbow but both his elbow and shoulder were structurally sound.
Pelfrey, who is on the 15-…

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Ron Gardenhire talks about Mauer’s struggles

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had plenty to say about Joe Mauer while speaking to the media before Thursday’s game against the Rangers.
Mauer is off to an uncharacteristically slow start, and was the subject of boos on Wednesda…

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