Joe Mauer will be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in August

The team announced Friday that Joe Mauer has been elected to the Twins Hall of Fame. The twins hope this is just Mauer’s first Hall of Fame induction. From the moment of his retirement in 2018, it was widely expected that the Twins superstar, a three-time batting champion and 2009 American League Most Valuable Player, would one day be enshrined in the team’s Hall of Fame. Mauer, who retired Club No. 7 in 2019, will become the 38th person inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in a ceremony at…

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Scott Rolen elected to Hall with 5 votes: Who’s honored with fewer votes, previewing Class of 2024

Scott Rolen was the only player voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) on Tuesday. He received 76.3 percent of the 389 votes cast in 2023 after missing last year’s induction by 63.2 percent of the 394 votes cast in 2022. That’s a small margin. 27 other players participated in this year’s ballot, and longtime Rockies first baseman Todd Hilton lost 11 votes out of the required 75 percent. In his fifth year on the ballot, Hilton jumped to 72.2 percent of…

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Rosenthal: Michael Wacha’s permanent free agency, GM’s search for Astros and Yankees options

Get all access to exclusive stories. Subscribe to The Athletic for in-depth coverage of your favorite players, teams, leagues and clubs. Try us a week. Ken Rosenthal He is the senior baseball writer for The Athletic who has spent nearly 35 years covering the major leagues. In addition, Kane is a regular broadcaster and contributor to Fox Sports’ MLB telecasts. He also won Emmy Awards in 2015 and 2016 for his television reportage. Follow Ken on Twitter @Ken Rosenthal .

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Lice Takes Record #23 in the Dominican League: How Mil Rojas Jr Gets the Victory Against Estrelas

Mel Rojas Jr. hit a leadoff single to right field in the 10th inning on Wednesday to propel Tigres del Licey to a 2-1 victory over the Estrellas Orientales, and give the Dominican Republic’s Professional Baseball League heavyweights a record 23rd championship. Here’s what you need to know: Licey won its 23rd league title, known by its Spanish acronym, LIDOM. Tigres now owns more championship than their hot rival, Águilas Cibaeñas. Tigres also won its first official league title, when the league was formed in 1951. In the first half…

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Sources: Twins and Chris Baddack agree to 3-year extension

The Minnesota Twins and pitcher Chris Paddack came to terms with three-year extensions Friday, team sources said. the athlete. Here’s what you need to know: The 27-year-old had Tommy John surgery in May, ending his first season with the Twins after five starts. Paddack was traded to Minnesota from San Diego on April 7, 2022. He holds a career record of 21-21 and an ERA of 4.20 in his four seasons. There is also the possibility of increasing player rewards by $2.5 million. Earlier today, Scott Boras and The Twins’…

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Company A signs a one-year deal with Japan’s RHP Shintaro Fujinami

The team announced that Oakland A’s free agent signed Shintaro Fujinami to a one-year deal on Friday. Here’s what you need to know: 藤 浪 晋太郎 選手 、 ア ス レ チ ッ ク ス に よ う こ そ We have agreed terms on a one-year contract with RHP Shintaro Fujinami for the 2023 season. pic.twitter.com/TSuqHuJRBv – Auckland A (Athletics) January 13, 2023 the athleteInstant Analysis: Scout report Fujinami hits 98-99mph with a modified splitter that’s ballpark, and he can be a very effective attenuator here working with these…

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Bowden: Andrew Jones belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame – he was the best I’ve ever seen

Andrew Jones belongs to Cooperstown. In two weeks, when the 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame vote was announced, he deserves to hear his name. His candidacy shouldn’t even be a debate. This is the sixth year that Jones has been on the ballot, and honestly, it’s a joke that he wasn’t elected. In 2022, Jones received 41.1 percent of the vote, delivering the largest annual increase of any player except Scott Rolen, but still well below the 75 percent threshold for extrapolation. this is shame. I had the honor and…

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Baseball Hall of Fame ballots 2023: The Athletic’s voters reveal their selections

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling no longer dominate the annual conversation around Hall of Fame voting, having collectively fallen off the ballot in their final years of eligibility. But that doesn’t mean everything is suddenly straightforward, especially with this year’s addition of Carlos Beltrán, so inexorably tied to the 2017 Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Meanwhile, with those big names gone, candidates like Scott Rolen, Andruw Jones, and Billy Wagner could see the gains made in recent years accelerate. We asked some of The Athletic’s writers who vote for…

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Rosenthal: The Dodgers’ decision to cut ties with Trevor Bauer wasn’t hard at all

So here’s the risk, if you want to call it that, the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday took, in my opinion, the right call by severing ties with Trevor Bauer. The Dodgers’ biggest threat in the NL West, the San Diego Padres, can now sign Bauer for the minimum salary of $720,000. The Dodgers will owe the Power the rest of the $22.5 million he’s owed, potentially paying him to beat them to both the division title and the National League pennant. There is only one logical response: who cares?…

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Padres Fernando Tatis Jr. Allowed to Resume Baseball Activities: Source

Padres outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. has been cleared to resume baseball activities this weekend, a team source said. the athlete Friday. The development represents a significant step in Tatiz’s rehabilitation from multiple surgeries. Here’s what you need to know: the background After Tatice’s recent surgeries, the hope has always been that he will be able to resume active baseball sometime in January. Friday’s news confirms that Tatis is on schedule, if not a little earlier. There is still a lot of uncertainty about the path ahead. Tatís has not played…

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