September 30, 2010 |
The injury-plagued Minnesota Twins got a dose of encouraging news Thursday when Joe Mauer , who sat out for 10 days because of tissue inflammation in his left knee, started against the Toronto Blue Jays as the designated hitter. He is expected to be the starting catcher Friday. Shortstop J.J. Hardy , who had missed the previous four games because of a swollen left knee, also started. Meanwhile, first baseman Justin Morneau took batting and fielding practice as he continues to recover from postconcussion syndrome.
July 28, 2008 |
* Minnesota 4, at Cleveland 2: Justin Morneau sparked a two-run, ninth-inning rally with a run-scoring double and the Twins pulled to within 2 1/2 games of first-place Chicago in the American League Central. * at Kansas City 6, Tampa Bay 1: Billy Butler homered and drove in four runs, Kyle Davies (4-2) picked up his first victory in more than a month and the Royals earned a split of the four-game series.
July 11, 2008 |
DETROIT -- Justin Morneau narrowly missed one home run Thursday afternoon. He took advantage of a second chance. Three innings after hitting a 425-foot double to the deepest part of Comerica Park, Morneau lined an 11th-inning homer to right against Freddy Dolsi with one out to give the Minnesota Twins a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. "I was looking for something to drive, and I just got enough of it," he said. "That was a pretty good feeling rounding the bases."
June 26, 2007 |
Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, recovering from a bruised right lung he suffered Friday after running into Florida Marlins catcher Miguel Olivo, was released from a Miami-area hospital Monday and planned to return to the Twin Cities. The Twins plan to run some tests on Morneau today to see how his body reacted to the flight back from Florida.
October 5, 2010
YANKEES VS. TWINS Game 1: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. PDT New York (CC Sabathia, 21-7, 3.18) at Minnesota (Francisco Liriano, 14-10, 3.62) Game 2: Thursday, 3 p.m. New York (Andy Pettitte, 11-3, 3.28) at Minnesota (Carl Pavano, 17-11, 3.75) Game 3: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota (Brian Duensing, 10-3, 2.62) at New York (Phil Hughes, 18-8, 4.19) Game 4: Sunday, TBA Minnesota (Nick Blackburn, 10-12, 5.42) at New York (Sabathia) Game 5: Oct. 12, TBA New York (Pettitte)
March 28, 2011 |
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley said Monday he was confident he won't need surgery on an injured knee that has kept him off the field all of spring training, but he wouldn't speculate on when he could return. "Right now there is no timetable," Utley said. "I think we've been pretty patient with it, and I think we're going to continue to. I think that's the smart thing to do and we're going to stay on that track. " Utley, who had remained quiet about his status since early March, said he has not returned to running but has been taking ground balls for several days.