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Twins Sign Deduno, Vaszquez; Pursue James Shields

The Twins signed right-handed starting pitchers Sam Deduno and Esmerling Vasquez to minor league contracts. The 29-year old Deduno was 6-5 with a 4.44 ERA for the Twins in 2012. The 28-year old Vasquez was 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA for the Twins in 2012. Both players are expected to compete for a starting spot in the Twins rotation this spring.

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Harvin’s Ankle Could Keep Him From Playing Sunday

Viking receiver Percy Harvin sustained a sprained ankle in 3 different places Sunday against Seattle and the injury could force him to the sidelines against the Lions. Harvin returned the game Sunday at Seattle after sustaining the injury but he was favoring the ankle. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the sprain is not a high ankle sprain.

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Seahawks Outscore Vikings 30-20

The Vikings lost 30-20 at Seattle Sunday afternoon. Adrian Peterson kept the Vikings in the game by rushing for 182 yards on 17 carries and 2 touchdowns but Christian Ponder's struggled throughout the game completing just 11-22 for 64 yards and 1 interception. Percy Harvin had just 2 catches for 10 yards and ran 24 yards but had 1 fumble.

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Honors For St. John’s, St. Ben’s Athletes

St. John's linebacker Maze Thompson of Shoreview is this week's MIAC Defensive Player of the Week. The Saint John's football team came from behind Saturday to beat Gustavus, 31-17, as the Johnnie defense allowed only a single field goal after halftime.
Thompson finished 12 total tackles - nine solo - which led the Johnnies in Saturday's win over the Gusties.

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Twins Decline Option on Scott Baker Making Him a Free Agent

The Twins declined to pick up the $9.25 Million team option on Scott Baker's contract making him eligible from free agency. The Twins would like Baker to return but not for that price. Baker missed all of the 2012 season after getting ligament replacement surgery on his elbow (Tommy John Surgery). The 31-year old Baker has a 63-48 record with a 4.15 ERA while with the Twins in his career.

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Bucs Shock Vikings 36-17

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Vikings 36-17 Thursday night to drop Minnesota to 5-3 on the season. Tampa Bay went out to a 20-10 lead at halftime and went up 27-10 on a 64-yard touchdown pass from Josh Freeman to Doug Martin early in the 2nd half. Martin rolled up 214 yards of total offense and 2 touchdowns and Freeman threw for 262 yards and 3 touchdowns for Tampa Bay.

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Giants Down Tigers to Lead Series 2-0

The San Francisco Giants took a 2 games to none series lead with a 2-0 win over Detroit in Game 2 of the World Series Thursday night. Brandon Crawford grounded into a double play to score the first round in the 7th inning and Hunter Pence drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 8th inning for the Giants. Madison Bumgarner threw 7 shutout innings with 2 hits allowed to get the win. Doug Fister allowed 1 earned run in 6 innings to take the loss.

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