admin / April 18, 2018

Twins ready for Puerto Rico, Chisox to Oakland after snowout

Rows of blue suitcases lined the hallway leading into the Minnesota Twins’ clubhouse on Sunday, signs of a trip the frigid players can’t wait to take.
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Three straight postponements because of snow only heightened the anticipation for this week’s series in Puerto Rico.

Authentic Mens Ted Lindsay Jersey Instead of preparing to face the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, Minnesota took batting practice and threw bullpen sessions indoors. Players were coming and going, their thoughts turning from snow and freezing to the Jeremy Maclin Womens Jersey warmth of Puerto Rico.

Before resuming for the two-game series in Puerto Rico with the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota will have played 11 games in the season’s first 19 days.

You can pretty much bank on the fact early in the year there’s a good chance that you might lose a game or two, Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. But when it starts to get excessive, it backs you up later in the year. You lose some of the flow that you like to have coming out of spring training, in terms of getting your players into a bit of a rhythm.

But you can’t control it, as the old adage goes, so we’re trying to adjust the best way we can, he said.

Authentic Mens Eddie Lacy Jersey The Rays purchased the contract of Brandon Snyder from Triple-A Durham, where the infielder hit .154 with a homer and three RBIs in eight games.

Tampa Bay also transferred center fielder Kevin Kiermaier from the 10- to 60-day disabled list. Kiermaier is to have surgery Friday for a torn ligament in his right thumb and will be out two to three months.

The auditions have been done with Joe Tessitore on play-by-play. The Post reported more than a month ago that Tessitore would replace Sean McDonough on Monday nights; however, ESPN has not made it official yet as its search for his partner or partners continues. Network executives are considering a two- or three-man booth, but want to make sure the group meshes.

A decision of this magnitude may be the first major personnel move for new ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro. Pitaro is charged with repairing ESPN’s relationship with the NFL, which suffered under John Skipper’s leadership. Skipper resigned at the end of last year, telling the Hollywood Reporter he was being extorted by someone he bought cocaine from.

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