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Twins' Casey Fien: Agrees to deal with Twins to avoid arbitration
Fien agreed to a one-year, $2.275 million contract with the Twins on Friday to avoid arbitration, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Fien's first year of arbitration is finally behind him, the 31-year-old reliever can now turn his focuses back to improving on his 3.55 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with the club last season. He should once again serve in a middle relief role with the Twins in 2016.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
RP Casey Fien returns to Twins, RP Michael Tonkin demoted
The Twins have reinstated Casey Fien from the disabled list and optioned fellow right-handed reliever Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester, per MLB.com. Fien, who has recovered from a shoulder injury, lost his setup role during his absence. He returns with a 1-2 record and 4.35 ERA.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Twins pitcher Blaine Boyer supplants Casey Fien in setup role
Twins pitcher Casey Fien won't likely have the same role he had before going on the disabled list, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Reliever Blaine Boyer has supplanted himself in the setup man role, according to manager Paul Molitor. "I like what Boyer's done," Molitor said. "I think everyone has a lot of confidence when he's in the game late right now. Not to say that can't change. "I guess if I had to say right now, in the short term, most likely Fien would precede Boyer in a ball game." Fien is expected to return from the disabled list this week after battling a shoulder injury for the last month. Fien is 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 10 1/3 innings of work.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Twins' Casey Fien has another strong rehab outing
Twins pitcher Casey Fien had a strong second outing for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday. Fien is on minor league rehab, as he recovers from a shoulder injury that landed him on the 15-day disabled list. Fien retired the side in order in the first inning on nine pitches, eight of which were strikes. He struck out one batter. Fien has not allowed a baserunner in two rehab appearances for Rochester.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Twins pitcher Casey Fien begins rehab assignment on Saturday
Twins pitcher Casey Fien tossed one scoreless inning on Saturday for Triple-A Rochester. Fien did not allow a hit with one walk and no strikeouts in the outing. Fien is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury and has not pitched for Minnesota since April 29. He currently owns a 1-2 record with a 4.35 ERA and three strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings of work.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Twins' Arica (hip), Fien (shoulder) to begin rehab this weekend
A couple of injured Twins players are getting close to a return to the club. Right-hander Casey Fien, who is on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, is expected to make a rehab appearance on Saturday for Triple-A Rochester, according to MLB.com. Fien threw a bullpen session on Wednesday, and once no issues were reported, he was cleared for the rehab assignment. Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who has been out of action with a hip injury, is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A on Sunday. The team has not revealed when they expect either player to return to the club, but as long as there are no setbacks in their rehabs, it should not be long before they are back.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Twins RP Casey Fien reports no issues after bullpen session
Twins pitcher Casey Fien was able to throw a bullpen session Wednesday and reported no issues, reports MLB.com. "He did fine. He's going to Rochester and he'll start a rehab assignment in the next day or two," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "He'll go out and pitch once and then have a day or two off. In a perfect world we'd like to see him pitch back-to-back days and come out fine. But I don't think we've circled a number of appearances or games or anything. But at the same time we want to make sure it's worthwhile so he's ready to come up." Fien is on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, but his next pitching session will be during a rehab assignment at Triple-A.
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
Twins' Casey Fien to throw bullpen Wednesday before rehab game
Twins reliever Casey Fien (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday and then begin a Triple-A rehab assignment, per MLB.com. Fien threw a bullpen on Sunday and reportedly felt good afterwards. The right hander suffered a shoulder injury April 9 after slipping on a wet mound while warming up, but kept pitching until being placed on the disabled list April 30th. In nine appearances this year, Fien is 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Twins' Casey Fien (shoulder) feels good after Sunday bullpen
Twins pitcher Casey Fien felt good after throwing a bullpen session Sunday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "He will throw (a bullpen) on Wednesday and then we will decide his fate," general manager Terry Ryan said. Fien suffered a shoulder injury on April 9 after slipping on a wet mound while warming up but was able to make eight more appearances during the second half of April before hitting the disabled list. "It went awesome," Fien said to MLB.com. "I let it go a little bit. Threw 30 pitches. I threw everything. Since I've been playing catch I've been throwing everything just to make sure everything feels good. So everything went well and we have a plan now." He owns a 4.35 ERA and 3:0 K:BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Twins' Casey Fien will toss a bullpen session on Sunday
Twins pitcher Casey Fien will throw a bullpen session on Sunday, according to the Star Tribune. Fien has been on the disabled list since late April with a shoulder strain. Manager Paul Molitor said Friday that he has a "rather elaborate" rehab plan for the right-hander, who could be back from the shelf by the end of May.