Trying to add more pop up the middle, the Baltimore Orioles acquired former All-Star shortstop J.J. Hardy from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
The Minnesota Twins have agreed to one-year deals with outfielder Jason Repko and right-hander Pat Neshek and offered 2011 contracts to 26 others, including shortstop J.J. Hardy and lefty Francisco Liriano.
The Minnesota Twins agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Jason Repko and right-hander Pat Neshek on Thursday and offered 2011 contracts to 26 other players including shortstop J.J. Hardy and left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Orioles first baseman Ty Wigginton received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for "making contact" with an umpire during an argument in Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Twins.
Carl Pavano pitched a five-hitter to earn his career-high seventh straight victory, and the Minnesota Twins beat the incensed Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Thursday night.
With a payroll swelling to nearly $100 million and a spectacular new open-air ballpark, this was supposed to be the season the Minnesota Twins took hold of the AL Central from the start and challenged the New York Yankees for the American League pennant.