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Vikings sign former Gopher QB Leidner

The Minnesota Vikings announced Sunday they have signed former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner and waived linebacker Darnell Sankey. We have signed QB Mitch Leidner and waived LB Darnell Sankey. 📰: https://t.co/sD4jiwM4HS pic.twitter.com/uXlrsPZtOD — Minnesota…


Twins reportedly calling up Tim Melville to start Monday

The Twins will reportedly select the contract of journeyman pitcher Tim Melville to start one game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. Dillon Gee is expected to start the other game. Melville was…


Vikings will have tough decisions on defensive line

The Minnesota Vikings already had one of the NFL’s best defensive lines, then they added three more talented young players. Over the first two preseason games, rookies Tashawn Bower, Jaleel Johnson and Ifeadi Odenigbo have…


Berrios shuts out D-backs through 7 as Twins win

MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios threw seven innings for his 11th win to lead Minnesota over Arizona 5-0 on Saturday night, helping the Twins keep pace in the AL wild card race. The Twins, who entered…


Miguel Sano leaves Twins game because of sore left shin

Miguel Sano was pulled from the Twins’ game against Arizona on Saturday night in the bottom of the seventh inning because of a sore left shin. It was apparent something was wrong when Sano did…


Is the Vikings’ starting offensive line set?

Leading up to the Minnesota Vikings’ second preseason game, head coach Mike Zimmer said that he was “getting close” to deciding on the starting five offensive linemen. Quarterback Sam Bradford said he wanted the team…


Who stood out for the Vikings in preseason game 2?

The Minnesota Vikings dropped to 1-1 in the preseason with a 20-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night. Here are the 10 players/position groups that stuck out: The offensive line  Unlike Week 1…


Zulgad: Byron Buxton falls short of hitting for cycle but also shows no signs of slowing down

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins trailed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2, when center fielder Byron Buxton led off the fourth inning on Friday night at Target Field. Buxton, who already had tripled and scored in the second…


Gardenhire just visiting, but Arizona bench coach returns to Target Field both healthy and happy

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins had gone 70-92 in 2014 – their fourth consecutive season of 92 or more losses – when the decision to fire Ron Gardenhire as manager was made. Paul Molitor, who had…


Zulgad: Gophers’ failure to identify starting QB a reminder of where Kill went wrong

P.J. Fleck did his best to put a happy face on the fact that neither Conor Rhoda nor Demry Croft had been able to grab hold of the Gophers’ starting quarterback job when given the…


Mitch Garver’s college coach tweets that he’s being called up

The Twins are calling up catcher Mitch Garver from Triple-A Rochester, according to a tweet from his college baseball coach. Ray Birmingham, the head coach at the University of New Mexico, where Garver played, congratulated…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Perkins returns, Grossman hurt, Sano fans, Slegers impresses

MINNEAPOLIS – Thursday at Target Field was packed full of baseball and plenty of good and bad vibes for the Twins. The split day-night doubleheader had all of the vibes. Some days, I’ve got to…


Aaron Slegers headed back to the minors after strong MLB debut for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s hard to imagine Aaron Slegers’ debut with the Twins going a whole lot better. And yet, he’s headed back to the minor leagues. Slegers was pitching for Minnesota in the second game…


After collision with Byron Buxton, then a base hit, Robbie Grossman hits DL with broken left thumb

MINNEAPOLIS — Robbie Grossman is headed to the disabled list after he left Thursday’s second game with a broken left thumb, manager Paul Molitor said. The Twins will make a corresponding roster move Friday. Grossman…


And the winner of the Gophers’ quarterback competition is …

The primary focus since the Gophers football team opened camp under new coach P.J. Fleck has been on who would win the quarterback competition. We got the answer on Thursday and Fleck’s choice to start…


Twins slugger Miguel Sano is on pace to set a new MLB strikeout record

MINNEAPOLIS – Only 5 hitters in MLB history have struck out more than 200 times in a single season. Mark Reynolds has done it three times, and he holds the all-time record for punchouts, with…


With focus on game management, will Zimmer be aggressive on fourth down?

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer went into the offseason on a mission to find areas where he could improve his team’s chances to win. Back in January, Zimmer said: “A lot of the things…


Glen Perkins says he’s ‘ready to go’ with Twins on Thursday or Friday

Glen Perkins is nearing a return to the Major Leagues more than a year after his shoulder surgery and 16 months after he last pitched in a game for the Twins. It must have been…


Twins are shuffling the pitching deck, Aaron Slegers will make MLB debut

Aaron Slegers will make his MLB debut for the pitching-needy Twins as part of a day-night split doubleheader Thursday against the Indians. His start will bump back J.O. Berrios to the weekend series against the…


Twins’ home losing streak against Indians halted for at least one night because of rain

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins got at least a one-night reprieve from their misery against the Cleveland Indians this season at Target Field. Having failed to beat the Indians in eight tries at home, the Twins’…


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