Local

Twins Recall Tonkin

The Minnesota Twins have recalled right-handed reliever Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

The move was made before Tuesday’s game in Detroit, where the Twins began a three-game series with the Tigers. Tonkin took the roster spot opened by the demotion of starting pitcher Kyle Gibson to Triple-A.

Tonkin appeared in one game for the Twins on July 11, recording four outs without allowing a run before being sent back to Rochester. Since then, he had six saves in 12 games with a 3.95 ERA and a .216 opponent batting average.

With Gibson out, the Twins must fill a spot in the rotation for Saturday. Manager Ron Gardenhire said after Gibson was sent down on Monday that long reliever Anthony Swarzak is a candidate.

Recent Headlines

8 mins ago in Local

Aging SD Population will Pressure State Finances

Fresh
JeanHunhoff131

While much of the legislative attention is focused on giving teachers’ pay raises, another sector of public service employees may need to be next.

38 mins ago in Local

SD Senator John Thune Pushing for Aggressive Senate Agenda

Fresh
John Thune 11815

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that they may not take up many major issues this year due to the Presidential election in November.

54 mins ago in National

Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment tide to New Hampshire win

Fresh
16-overlay-9

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power.

1 hour ago in National

More Americans quitting jobs as labor market strengthens

Fresh
nowhiring

U.S. job openings surged in December and the number of Americans voluntarily quitting work hit a nine-year high, pointing to labor market strength despite a slowdown in economic growth.

1 hour ago in National

U.S. intelligence chief warns of ‘homegrown’ security threat

Fresh
12-overlay-8

Attacks by "homegrown" terrorists are among the most imminent security threats facing the United States in 2016, along with dangers posed overseas by Islamic State and cyber security concerns, the top U.S. intelligence official says.