Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:10:21 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone (neck) underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor from his neck last month. However, he was able to begin his offseason throwing program on schedule and is expected to be ready in time for spring training. Milone will compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation with SPs Mike Pelfrey, Trevor May and Alex Meyer.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:44:41 -0800
Minnesota Twins SPs Mike Pelfrey, Trevor May, Tommy Milone and Alex Meyer are expected to be candidates for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:55:46 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Alex Meyer has switched to a new changeup, a three-fingered changeup instead of a circle changeup. "It was really encouraging," assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "He threw 15 changeups. He changed his grip. I think he's going to break that out and use it more in the games. So that's a positive thing. Obviously, he pitched well with 11 strikeouts and three walks. He was pretty dominant." Meyer had a career-high 11 strikeouts in 6 2/3 scoreless innings with Triple-A Rochester Wednesday, April 23.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:41:06 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned Ps Logan Darnell, Edgar Ibarra, Brooks Raley and Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, March 9. In addition, 1B Kennys Vargas was sent to Double-A New Britain, and INF Jorge Polanco and OF Max Kepler were optioned to Class A Fort Myers (FSL). The Twins also reassigned Ps Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino; Cs Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch and Stuart Turner; OFs Byron Buxton and Chris Rahl and IF Miguel Sano to their minor league camp.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:21:02 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Alex Meyer is considered a long shot for the rotation this spring, and he's expected to start the year at Triple-A Rochester. Meyer had a 3.12 ERA with 28 strikeouts and seven walks in 26 innings in the Arizona Fall League.
Fantasy Tip: Meyer could make his major league debut this season, but guessing when that will be is tough to predict. For fantasy purposes, 2015 is much more realistic.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:26:11 -0800
The Minnesota Twins have seven pitchers headed to spring training as non-roster invitees. Ps Sean Gilmartin, Deolis Guerra, Matthew Hoffman, Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros, Yohan Pino and Aaron Thompson comprise the list. The NFI position players are SS Jason Bartlett, INF Doug Bernier, SS James Beresford, OF Byron Buxton, C Kyle Knudson, C Matt Koch, OF Jason Kubel, OF Darin Mastroianni, OF Jermaine Mitchell, OF Chris Rahl, OF Wilkin Ramirez, C Daniel Rohlfing, 3B Deibinson Romero, 3B Miguel Sano, C Stuart Turner and 3B Brandon Waring.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:10:14 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP A.J. Achter, OF Byron Buxton, OF Max Kepler, RP Zachary Jones, P Trevor May, P Alex Meyer and 2B Eddie Rosario are set to play in the Arizona Fall League this year. Buxton is ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect, according to MLB.com.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:56:29 -0700
The Minnesota Twins promoted P Alex Meyer to Double-A New Britain Wednesday, Aug. 21, after posting a 1.08 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings for the Gulf Coast League Twins. He hit 98 mph on the radar gun Monday, Aug. 19, and is the team's No. 3 overall prospect, according to MLB.com.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:32:53 -0700
Minnesota Twins top-prospect SP Alex Meyer (Shoulder) is expected to pitch competitively before the end of the season, according to his agent Scott Boras. Boras said he spoke with general manager Terry Ryan about Meyer. "I spoke to Terry about Alex," Boras said at Citi Field. "They're doing the appropriate things, examining him, resting him. We have not heard anything that suggests that he wouldn't be back (by season's end)."
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 08:32:24 -0700
Minnesota Twins P Alex Meyer (shoulder) is building up arm strength and should return to action soon.