Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:30:38 -0700
The Minnesota Twins may have as much as $40 million to spend on free-agent acquisitions in the offseason, according to team sources. The contracts of 1B Justin Morneau, SP Nick Blackburn and SP Mike Pelfrey all come off the books, leaving the club with $60 million on its payroll. The Twins, who had an $82 million payroll last year, are looking at a $90-$100 million payroll in 2014.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:00:41 -0700
Minnesota Twins P Nick Blackburn (knee) is scheduled to have surgery on Friday, Aug. 16, to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The procedure is likely to end his season.
Fantasy Tip: The right-hander never made it into a game for the parent club this season. He has a club option for 2014, and Minnesota is practically certain not to exercise it.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:20:58 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn (elbow, knee), who is making his way back from an elbow injury, will have his knee examined Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Twin Cities.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:18:29 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn (wrist) will throw a simulated game Monday, June 24, and could begin pitching for the organization's Gulf Coast League affiliate shortly thereafter.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:05:28 -0700
The Minnesota Twins have reassigned Ps Bryan Augenstein, Nick Blackburn, Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Esmerling Vasquez to minor league camp.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:15:12 -0800
Minnesota Twins Ps Nick Blackburn (wrist) and Lester Oliveros (elbow) were both sent to minor league camp because they aren't ready to take part in workouts.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:19:01 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn (wrist) will miss the beginning of the season because he's scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist Wednesday, Jan. 16, and he'll be in a cast for six weeks. Blackburn won't be ready in time for spring training, and he'll need to go through rehab work once his cast is off.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:31:26 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn (elbow) had surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow late last week, and he's expected to be ready in time for spring training.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:54:32 -0700
The Minnesota Twins outrighted SP Nick Blackburn and INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka to Triple-A Rochester Monday, Aug. 20. P Esmerling Vasquez is a candidate to be recalled.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:27:27 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn threw his sinker 88 times in 106 pitches in his start Tuesday, July 31, and allowed only two runs in eight innings. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he wanted Blackburn to throw his sinker often because it is a good pitch for him.