Congrats to Wilkin Ramirez & fiancé Karaine on the birth of their daughter Venus - born yesterday in New Jersey (7.0 pounds). #MNTwinsDustin Morse (@Twins_morsecode)
Please pray for my family. Tonight my wife & I lost our first & only son 23 hours after he was born with no explanation.Pat Neshek, via Twitter
"You buying dinner tonight?"Justin Morneau, upon meeting Byron Buxton in the Twins clubhouse (per FSN's Tyler Mason)
Good stat. Evidence of bad approach.Nick Nelson's Twitter feed, commenting on an observation that Trevor Plouffe had been in 26 0-2 counts versus just 15 2-0 counts. Of course, according to baseballreference.com, the entire AL in 2012 has been in 0-2 counts 2259 times, while sitting 2-0 just 668 times. If Plouffe has a "bad approach", I'd hate to see what a pitiful one would look like...
"Headed to the field with my fiancé Olivia. Popped the question last night! Love is in the air out here on the West Coast."Mazel Tov to Trevor Plouffe and his new fiancée Olivia!
From a #Twins source: talks about pursuing Brandon Inge will begin in earnest this morning. Ryan, Antony, etc. will meet.Darren Wolfson (Twitter) Inge, whose days have finally come to an end in Detroit, was hitting .100/.100/.300 at the time of his release. Throughout his career he's developed a reputation as a plus fielder, racking up over 8000 innings at third base, more than 3000 innings behind the plate, and contributing at all outfield positions. This year, for the first time in his career, he was playing second base.
The Twins don't try to mold hitters? They don't have a cookie cutter approach? "I've always been aware that I'm a strong guy," Sano said Friday, "but the home runs haven't always been there. My coaches made me focus on hitting the ball up the middle and to the opposite field, and they said the home runs will follow." (I'm not saying they should just tell Sano "just try to hit home runs". I'm just saying: the Twins have kind of a cookie cutter approach to hitters.)http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120409&content_id=28251152&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb
"Note to self don't sing fat guy in a little coat when my 9 months pregnant wife puts her coat on #wasfunnytome" -Brian Duensinghttp://twitter.com/#!/BrianDuensing52/status/144619409825206273
"I was not a happy person last year. I was angry. I was frustrated, ultimately because I couldn't get on the field." "What surprised me a lot was a couple things out there were questioning my work ethic. That kind of bugged me a little bit." -Joe Mauerhttps://twitter.com/#!/FSNtylermason/status/142703418639790080