Minnesota Twins Beat Writer, Pioneer Press
Minnesota Twins beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Spent previous 15 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, most recently as sports columnist.
twincities.com — Posted: 06/18/2013 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 06/18/2013 07:39:27 PM CDT Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks was able to test his injured left hamstring with early batting practice on the field Tuesday afternoon and also ran down some fly balls. "Felt good," Hicks said.
twincities.com — Josh Willingham was back in the Twins lineup Tuesday night, batting cleanup and playing left field, two days after taking a cortisone shot in his balky left knee. Willingham, who last played Friday and hadn't played in the field since June 9 at Washington, said the shot seemed to help.
twincities.com — Twins third-base coach Joe Vavra was asleep in his Wisconsin home when he and his wife were startled awake by a phone call at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. It was their eldest son, Tanner, calling in the aftermath of a fatal car-bus crash outside Jacksonville involving the Elizabethton Twins rookie-league team.
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