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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.
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:24:22 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn made adjustments while pitching for Triple-A Rochester for two weeks after Rochester pitching coach Bobby Cuellar helped Blackburn focus on calming his front side during his delivery. Blackburn was able to throw from the right arm slot and improve his command, and he gave up just one earned run in 15 innings in his two starts with Rochester. "Now when I'm missing with pitches, I'm missing in good locations as opposed to right over the middle of the plate," Blackburn said. "It just seems more natural for me than what I was doing earlier in the season." He'll make the start against the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 20.
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:13:46 -0700
The Minnesota Twins have moved P Brian Duensing from the rotation to the bullpen following the return of SP Nick Blackburn from the minors.
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:36:23 -0700
The Minnesota Twins recalled SP Nick Blackburn from Triple-A Rochester Tuesday, July 17. In two starts since his demotion, Blackburn allowed just one earned run, 14 hits and a walk while striking out five batters over 15 innings. Blackburn posted a 55 percent groundball rate in those two outings.
Wed, 04 Jul 2012 12:01:36 -0700
The Minnesota Twins have optioned SP Nick Blackburn to Triple-A Rochester. In a corresponding move, the team selected the contract of RP Casey Fien from Triple-A Rochester.